Our customers spend an estimated £22.9 million per year in local rural communities and since 2006, we’ve invested over £100 million into rural areas across Great Britain. We have lovingly created a small number of cabin locations in Great Britain. Whilst we occupy just 0.02% of the public forest estate, the benefits each location brings to its local community are considerable. With year-round occupancy, we support rural economies with employment. We encourage our customers to explore the local area, supporting tourist spend with our local suppliers.
Playing an active part in the life of the villages and towns surrounding our locations is so important to us. We are rooted in our local area and, for most of our guests, exploring the area is a valued part of their holiday.
Alison at Heavenly Cakes and Desserts took her love for baking and developed it into a business after being made redundant. She uses 45 dozen local free range eggs every week! She supplies our cakes at Delamere Forest Holidays. Thanks Alison.
Weetwood are an Independent, family owned and family run, award winning Brewery and Distillery set in the rural Cheshire countryside. You'll find their award-winning family-run distillery just a couple of miles from Delamare Forest on the outskirts of the village of Kelsall.
Thanks to the unique character of each of our 12 amazing locations, a Forest Holiday is reflective of the rural community surrounding it. We want to continue to help these areas thrive — because we’re a part of them:
We buy and contract locally, keeping as much of our own spend in the area as we can. For our guests, discovering and sampling regional specialities is part of their holiday experience, and we buy food, drink, crafts and other items from local suppliers.
From the local charities that we support on the ground to broader projects with charitable organisations and our partners, our focus is on building a brighter future for the planet and for the generations who will enjoy it. As well as our relationship with Forestry England, Forestry and Land Scotland, Natural Resources Wales and local collaborations with Wildlife Trusts, amongst others, we have a number of key partnerships. These include National Parks, Family Holiday Charity, Grown in Britain and The Royal Countryside Fund.
We know the value that time away as a family can bring. Time away believe everyone deserves a break. It’s time to talk, time to listen, time to think and time to be together. Families can face challenges that might mean going on holiday is out of reach, and that’s where we want to help. We’re giving six families six of
our accessible cabins across the country for some much-needed time away, providing unique holidays in the forest is what we do best.
Over £42,000 raised for the British Heart Foundation. Most of our cabins across all of our locations have had a little makeover. Some of our furniture went on to be sold in British Heart Foundation shops all over the country. We’re proud that these used sofas, mattresses and dining chairs from our cabins have found themselves another home after us. After all, they still have a lot left to give.
Everyone deserves a holiday and time away to connect. Even more so when they are facing uncertainties in life. We’re proud to be working with MakeA-Wish to give six holidays to six wonderful families coping with some of the toughest challenges life can bring. We want to enable families to make memories on holiday that will last a lifetime, and provide a little bit of light amongst darkness.
Since 2019, Forest Holidays has been proud to partner with The Royal Countryside Fund to deliver the Rural Start-Up Fund— a joint initiative to support people with business ideas in rural areas. We donate 10p from every hot drink, and we provide core business mentoring workshops; a key and exciting component of the initiative.