Every Forest Holidays location has a resident Forest Ranger. An expert in the life of the forest who is ready and eager to share their woodland skills and knowledge with you.  Find out the real secrets of the forest; how to spot elusive animals, where the wild garlic grows or which berries to eat and which to avoid. Your Forest Ranger will bring the forest alive for you.

Forest Explorer

Discover a wealth of ideas to enjoy the forest


Make the most of your escape to the forest by starting your getaway with Forest Explorer. On this activity, join our expert Forest Ranger to discover a wealth of ideas for enjoying our forest. We’ll show you all the best trails, point out the local flora and fauna, give you a fun taster of the history of the area, and of course, highlight the best routes to the local pub! Our Forest Ranger really is the ambassador of the forest and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

Duration: 1½ hours (approx.)

Price: Adults £10, Children £8, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £28

Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear

Suitable for the whole family, particularly adults and groups (dogs welcome)

Forest Night Vision

Discover the forest by night


Discovering the forest by night, venture out with the Forest Ranger stalking through the woodland to try and catch a sound or glimpse of wildlife with your night vision equipment – patience and stealth are key. After spying some nocturnal wildlife in its natural habitat, pick our expert Forest Ranger’s brains on the wild forest before heading back to your cosy cabin. 

Duration: 1½ hours (approx.)

Price: Adults £10

Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear

Not suitable for dogs

Forest Survival

A chance to develop your survival skills


Have you always wondered exactly what it would take to survive in the great outdoors? Keep the rule of threes in mind; 3 hours, 3 days, 3 weeks. Test and challenge your Forest Survival skills during a packed session with our expert Forest Ranger making sure you have the know-how to keep to the rule of threes! Learn how to find the best shelter location and build it, before divining the safest places to find water and lighting a fire with modern and traditional methods.  Can you boil water to make some pine needle tea (or hot chocolate!) and toast your marshmallow? Depending on season and natural resources our Forest Rangers may also show you how to make nettle rope, or forage for wild food. 

Duration: 1½ hours or 4 hours (approx.)

Price (1½ hours): Adults £12 (16+), Children £10 (10+), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £34

Price (4 hours): Adults £35 (16+), Children £25 (10+), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £100

Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear

Two adults can accompany a child free of charge

This activity is not currently available at Deerpark

Mini Forest Rangers

Learn everything you need to be a certified Mini Forest Ranger!


Kids, become a Mini Forest Ranger! Bring some grown-ups and join our Forest Ranger on a short woodland walk. You’ll learn loads, in fact – everything you need to be a Mini Forest Ranger! Catch bugs in our Mini Beasts pots for a closer look, learn all about plants and trees, play games and make forest crafts. At the end take home a Mini Forest Ranger badge and certificate. 

Duration: 1½ hours (approx.)

Price: Child £10

Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear

Two adults can accompany a child free of charge

Personal Forest Ranger

Your own private session with a forest expert


Make use of our dedicated and expert Forest Ranger for your own private session adapted to whatever you choose. Explore hidden secrets that only you and your group will know and leave your own footprint in the forest, it's the perfect choice for groups! A team member on-site will ask a few questions so the Forest Ranger can design an event perfect for you and your party!

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Price: £60 for six people

Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear

This activity is not currently available at Deerpark

Forest Rangers

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MEET YOUR FOREST RANGERS

Experts of the forest


Here’s our team of Forest Rangers and their locations. Your Forest Ranger is based at the Forest Retreat on-site, so now you know what they look like, pop and say hello when you arrive!