A deep-rooted partnership

Forest Holidays was founded by the Forestry Commission back in the 1960s to meet the growing demand for holiday accommodation in forest locations. Although Forest Holidays is today an independent company, it is still part owned by the Forestry Commission and we are proud to retain strong links. All our holiday locations are on Forestry Commission land and we work hand in hand to preserve and protect our forests for people who want to stay in the forest and for future generations.


Guardians of the forest

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting and sustaining our UK forests. They manage one million hectares of land, and two thirds of the estate lies within National Parks, designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. They plant and harvest trees, boosting local economies and ensuring that, as a nation, we are less dependent on imported woods. They protect rare and endangered species that find a home in the forests, and they are the custodians of our forests as places for people to enjoy.

Introducing our brand new app

Download now!

At Forest Holidays we want to make sure you are free to design your holiday around you. To make our booking process even more straightforward, we've created our first Forest Holidays app! Download from the App Store or Google PlayTM today and you could be just a few taps away from your next luxury break.


Built with convenience and usability in mind, our app is simple and easy to use - we can even text you a link straight to the app, completely free! What are you waiting for?


The forests at your fingertips

The hugely popular Forestry Commission Forest Explorer App is a perfect resource for everything you need to know about the forests of the UK and the particular forest you are visiting. You can download trails and walks, find out about the trees around you with the fantastic 3D tree identifier, find events and things to do, and even locate Forest Holiday sites. The App will open up the forest to you and ensure that your time in the forest is rewarding and exciting.
Forest Xplorer