We employ over 800 people across our locations and at our Support Centre. From Housekeeping teams to IT developers, we work as one team to give our customers that Forest Feeling. After all, it’s our team that are part of every step we take towards sustainable tourism in the UK. Forest Holidays offers a genuine inclusive team culture, individual career paths, a focus on health and wellbeing in the workplace and financial security.
94% of our team members are proud to work for Forest Holidays and 87% say they feel we’re an inclusive place to work.
“What I love about Forest Holidays is the people who make it.” Team member, Support Centre, Moira.
We’re committed to supporting the workforce of the future, offering apprenticeships across all of our locations to further develop skills within our teams.
We practise what we preach and put our purpose, people and planet first. That’s why our teams are so important to us and to them, we've made long-term commitments:
94% of the team feel proud to work for us and 89% feel it’s an inclusive pace to work. We think it’s important to continually ask our team how we can improve. We listen and we don’t sit still.
Forest Holidays offers a unique and special way to enjoy the forest and help people reconnect with nature. Because these connections are good for people and good for nature. You don’t just visit the forest, you really feel it, and the only place you can really find that Forest Feeling is on a Forest Holiday. We invite all our customers to feedback on their experience, and we continuously monitor and innovate, ensuring we are committed to our customers – and the forest.
Forest Holidays has a positive impact on mental well-being. 89% of our guests agreed and felt better connected with nature. So much so that 85% of our customers tell us they’ll stay with us again. But we’re committed to do more. In our most recent Positive Impact Report, we’re proud to have made long term commitments:
Forest Holidays help people experience and reconnect with forests, each other and rural communities. Because these connections are good for people and good for nature. With us, people feel rested, restored, recharged and relaxed; connected to the forest and to each other.
Studies show that nature is so good for our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. It can relieve stress, calm anxiety and help with depression.
When people and nature come together, good things happen.
We understand the power of nature and know that outside play is fundamental to young people.
That’s why we work with National Parks to deliver National Parks Futures. Our aim is to connect 20,000 young people with nature in the next five years.
Children love our natural playgrounds. Time in the great outdoors opens up a world of creativity and curiosity. It leaves children feeling more confident, being more active and becoming more passionate about caring for our planet. We believe the earlier this happens, the better. As soon as children cultivate a sense of real natural wonder, they open a whole new world of creativity and curiosity.
Our Forest Rangers bring the forest to life for children. Taking them on real adventures, they uncover animal tracks, build dens, search for mini-beasts and learn about the forest and its wildlife.
Less than 10% of children regularly play in natural spaces. We love that we can offer freedom and fresh forest air on holiday.
But did you know that they struggle to identify wildlife. Over 50% can't tell the difference between a bee and a wasp.
Screentime is at an all time high. We want children to disconnect from the digital world and take time to have fun in nature.
By teaching children to understand the forest and its wildlife, we inspire the next generation to love and look after our natural environment.
Outside play is fundamental to young people. As well as providing fresh air and exercise, it's one of the essential ingredients for our children’s wellbeing, education, and social development.