Bird spotting can be a little more taxing for the more restless and younger children, but there are still plenty of ways to introduce them to our feathered friends. Pop down to the Forest Retreat, and there's a choice of activities for little hands. Make your own bird box or feeding station and you can take a small piece of your holiday home with you, putting your newly acquired ranger skills to use discovering the wildlife in your own garden.
If you want to find out more about the birds, beasts and plants around you, have a chat with the Forest Ranger. Our on-location wildlife experts are always happy to share the secrets of the forest. For more serious adventurers, try one of the activities led by the Forest Ranger. You can learn survival skills, wander the lesser-known woodland paths and even stalk through the forest at night with night vision equipment.
Stay in the forest for some traditional family time
If it's peace and quiet you need, then the forest is the place to find it. Try our luxury cabins at Keldy, hidden beneath the trees on the edge of the North York Moors. Or stay at the Forest of Dean, where you can up the pace with a canoe trip down the River Wye. Or how about telling the children that you are staying in Sherwood Forest, on a Robin Hood adventure!
For mini adventurers looking for a little more activity, the woodland is the perfect place for imaginations to run wild. Build a den, go bug hunting, or play hide and seek. Get out a little further and enjoy the fresh cool air on a family bike ride, making sure to stop off at a nearby pub for lunch.