Forestry England – South West England

Forestry England – South West England

Based across England, our nation’s forests have something for everyone of any age and ability.
Take your class to one of the nation’s forests and reconnect with nature. Experience a guided, or self-guided visit that’s fun, adventurous and memorable.

Ranger in a Bag 

Our band-new learning resource is the perfect tool for a self-guided visit. Ranger in a Bag is suitable for preschool and primary aged children and has everything you need for a fun-filled forest adventure, all zipped up in a handy rucksack. The bags are based around a role/career in Forestry England with clear learning outcomes that link to the national curriculum.

Self-guided visits 

Forests are natural classrooms- the perfect place for hands-on learning. If you take your class on a self-guided visit, the time is yours and you can allow some of that for free play and exploration and let children discover for themselves what they want to learn. The forest is also the perfect setting for role-play and scenarios, a fantastic way to encourage their creativity and inspire their minds. We also have those free downloadable resources to extend the life of your trip.

Guided visits 

If a self-guided visit is not for you, we have a variety of guided visits on offer across our forests. These range from bushcraft to forest ecology and learning about forests and climate change. Whatever the session, these hand-on activities led by Forestry England staff, or our third-party providers will be sure to excite and engage your students.

Forests in South West England:

Cardinham Woods – Cornwall

Haldon Forest Park – Devon

Great Wood – Somerset

Leigh Woods – Bristol

Westonbirt – Gloucestershire

Forest of Dean – Gloucestershire




Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Picnic Site, Toilets,






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