For us, the forest is an exciting adventure that we want to share with people. We encourage our guests to experience and explore the nations forests, National Parks and other special landscapes across the UK.
Our guests genuinely feel a reconnection with the natural world that is restorative and uplifting. There is a sense of nostalgia as they watch their children get muddy and happy, and they tell us they leave with a renewed interest in nature.
True to our purpose, our holidays are immersed in nature, our Forest Rangers help guests to understand and appreciate the life of the forest, and our unpackaged offer gives people the time and space to renew their connections with each other.
Forest Holidays is also leading the way in the UK as the only holiday company with team members who have had extensive training in the ancient Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing. As qualified Forest Therapy guides, they can take you on a Forest Bathing experience that can boost your immune system, lower stress and give you a profound sense of calm.
"Absolutely loved it, such a relaxing place, loved the low key and relaxing atmosphere, listening to the birds, watching the deer, the lovely walks."
Trees have the power to calm us, to reduce our heart rate, to lower our blood pressure but why are we so tuned into nature ? Dr Ryan Lumber from the Nature Research Connectedness Group explains how our bodies and minds benefit from time in woodland environments.