More Fun in the Forest – Win a Woodland Holiday

The Forestry Commission and their partners Go-Ape; Camping in the Forest and Forest Holidays have joined forces with Visit England in a new campaign to encourage families to play and stay in the forest.

If you missed the special supplements in The Guardian newspaper, don't worry it's all online.  The website is packed with ideas of how to get more out of your time in the woods, with games; adventures and two amazing competitions where you can win either an action-packed week's camping and Go-Ape passes, or a luxury 3-night woodland break in one of Forest Holiday's lodges.

There's plenty to do locally, and the interactive map shows you exactly what's on offer nearby.

Fineshade Woods in Northants offers cycle trails for all abilities and with bike hire on site, you don't even need to take your own.  There's a campsite so you can extend your visit; adventure playground; visitor centre and cafe.  Take your binoculars to get a great view of the Red Kites or visit the bird hide to spot more varieties.


Chambers Farm Wood in Lincolnshire is an ancient woodland and now home to a wealth of wildlife and is famed for it's abundance of butterflies.  Take a picnic and enjoy a stroll through the flora, or book on one of the special events coming up like the stargazing evening or foraging walk.


If you fancy something more adventurous, head out to Rosliston Woods near Burton-upon-Trent where you can try your hand at archery; orienteering or laser walks.  You could chose to stay over in one of the lodges operated by Forest Holidays.

Entrance to all these woodland sites is free, you just pay for car parking, making it a great value family trip.