Forest Ranger adventures

Learn how to survive in the forest

Forest Ranger activities

Every Forest Holidays location has a resident Forest Ranger. An expert in the local wildlife who is ready and eager to share their woodland skills and the secrets of the forest with you. Stalk through the night time forest trying to spot elusive animals, discover where the wild garlic grows or how to brew a pine needle tea. Your Forest Ranger will bring the forest alive for you.

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Activities on offer

Find your Forest Feeling...

  • Forest Discovery

    Bring the whole family together for an adventure and discover the secret life of the forest. You’ll go on a short walk of our woodland trails with our Forest Ranger and uncover the wonder of our forests. Build dens, forage for wild food – and toast marshmallows over an open fire. Forest Rangers let you in on the secrets of the forest. Secrets that none of you will forget in a hurry.

    Duration: 1½ hours
    Price: Adults £10 (16+), Children £8 (10+), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £30
    Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat
    Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear

  • Utimate Forest Survival

    Explore the forest with your Forest Ranger. Light a fire and gather round, drink pine nettle tea (or hot chocolate!), and experience that sense of nostalgia melting marshmallows over an open fire. Our Forest Rangers may even show you how to forage for wild food. You’ll enjoy a world away from home – and find that forest feeling. It’s all just waiting for you to discover. 

    Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
    Price: Adults £30 (16+), Children £20 (10+), Family (2 adults, 2 children) £80
    Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat
    Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear
    Ultimate Forest Survival is not available at Deerpark

  • Nocturnal Adventure

    Explore the forest by night and discover the magic as it comes to life when the sun goes down. Venture out with your very own Forest Ranger and night vision gear. Our Forest Rangers know the very corners of the forest that you’re likely to catch a glimpse of wildlife in their natural habitat. You’ll enjoy a powerful reconnection with the natural world – and find that forest feeling.

    Duration: 1½ hours (approx.)
    Price: £10 per person (minimum age 10 years old)
    Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat
    Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear
    Not suitable for dogs

  • Mini Forest Ranger

    Our Forest Rangers bring the forest to life for little ones. An adventure they won’t forget and will treasure forever. You’ll go on a short walk of our woodland trails with our Forest Ranger and children will uncover animal tracks, build dens, search for mini-beasts and learn about the forest and its wildlife. Forest Rangers let children in on the secrets of the forest. Bring a grown up – they’ll learn a thing or two as well! Children will receive a badge and certificate to say they’ve become a fully qualified Mini Forest Ranger.

    Duration: 1½ hours (approx.)
    Price: Child £10 + 1 adult £5
    Start times: Check at the Forest Retreat
    Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear
    Children must be accompanied by an adult

Guided Nature Walk

Follow your Forest Ranger on one of our favourite woodland walking trails. There’s something rather special about this time together in the forest – we'll let you know some of the secrets of the forest, spy the local fauna and flora and much more.

  • Each walk is tailored to the location you’re visiting
  • Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome
  • Check with the Forest Retreat for start times, pram and wheelchair suitability
  • Session lasts 60 minutes

Available at: Blackwood Forest, Cropton, Deerpark, Delamere Forest, Forest of Dean, Keldy, Sherwood Forest and Thorpe Forest
Price: Adults £10 (16+) Children £8 (3+)
Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear

Meet your Forest Rangers

  • Andy

    Ardgartan Argyll

    Tom

    Deerpark

    Lizzie

    Thorpe Forest

  • Alison

    Blackwood Forest

    Gerry

    Forest of Dean

    Jack

    Strathyre

  • Robin

    Cropton & Keldy

    John

    Sherwood Forest

    Pauline

    Strathyre

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