Forest Holidays

Forest Bathing experiences

Immerse yourself into beautiful forest surroundings

Looking for a real nature boost? You needn’t travel to Japan to discover the amazing benefits of shinrin yoku or as we call it, forest bathing. Escape the hustle and bustle and let the forest work its magic. It’s time to find your Forest Feeling.

  • What is Forest Bathing?

    Forest bathing is an easy form of mindfulness anyone can try. It simply means slowing down and soaking up the forest atmosphere. Listen to the birds in the trees. How do the leaves feel underfoot? What does the air taste like? Breathe deeply and discover a new-found connection with nature. Dive in and let the calming sensations wash over you.

  • Is Forest Bathing good for you?

    With 80% of us living in towns and cities, it’s no wonder we feel detached from nature. But as studies show, nature really is the best remedy. From improved heart health and respiration, to reduced stress and depression - the health benefits of nature are endless. That’s why forest bathing is one of the cornerstones of Japanese healthcare. When we connect with the wildlife around us, we connect with our mind and body.

  • Forest bathing in every season

    We all love to hibernate in winter, but forest bathing can be even more uplifting in colder months. Wrap up warm and head out on a bracing forest bathing experience in January. You’ll be amazed by all the wildlife in action, tune in to the robin’s song and take in all the amazing shapes in the trees. Start the new year right. Calm your mind and lift your spirits in nature.

Things to do at Forest Holidays

  • Cycling holidays

    Hot tub holidays

  • Forest Ranger

    Spa breaks

Forest Bathing at Forest Holidays

In association with teapigs

We’ve teamed up with our friends at teapigs so you can relax even more with a steaming cuppa. Wrap up your Forest Bathing experience with a wonderful woodland tea ceremony (and take some tea home with you too).

Forest Bathing locations

You can enjoy Forest Bathing at Forest of Dean and Blackwood Forest. When you connect with nature, good things happen. That’s why we’re working on bringing Forest Bathing to more locations soon.

The great outdoors with all the comforts of indoors

  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Your home from home in the heart of nature. Fire up the barbeque and sink into your private hot tub under the stars.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-10 guests
    5 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Treehouse

    Get together with friends and family for an authentic forest experience. Sleeps up to 10, with an additional bedroom across a rope bridge.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-2 guests
    1 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Hideaway

    Switch off from the world in a secluded forest cabin made for two. Carve out time to unwind in nature and bask in simple pleasures.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove


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Book a Forest Bathing expereince

You can book a Forest Bathing experience if you’re staying on a mid-week break. Sessions are available on Tuesdays and last one hour. Our Forest Therapy guides are qualified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT) and are also trained by GIFT.