October half term

Enjoy a crisp, autumn getaway in the Forest


Sneak in a final autumn trip to the forest with a break during the October half term holiday. Watch the colours of the forest come alive as the leaves start to fall during this beautiful season. Get the kids out of the house and whisk them off to a luxury cabin in the forest and keep them entertained with our Forest Ranger adventures.

What school holidays were made for

Let the children run free


What are the school holidays for? At Forest Holidays, it's the freedom to explore, make dens, play endless games. It’s hours of outdoor fun; spotting wild animals, tree climbing, and cycling. And if children are happy discovering the forest, then parents are happy too. While the children charge about, you can recharge, and spend some precious days reconnecting with nature, with your family, and with yourself.

What's on this October

There are some great events near to our forest locations


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Near Strathyre.
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North Yorkshire Moors Railway, near Cropton and Keldy.
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Near Deerpark.
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Speech House Fields, near Forest of Dean.
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Nottingham, near Sherwood Forest.
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Nottingham, near Sherwood Forest.
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North York Moors Railway, near Cropton and Keldy.
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The Eden Project, near Deerpark.
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The Eden Project, near Deerpark.

October wildlife

Look out for footprints and other signs of life


As the evenings begin to draw in, squirrels and Jays can both be seen storing acorns and other nuts to see them through the winter. Fungi (mushrooms and toadstools) can be found on the otherwise increasingly bare forest floor, and although it’s muddy that also means it’s a great time of the year to look for animal footprints.

 

Take part in a Forest Ranger adventure such as Forest Explorers and your expert guide will show you the best trails, point out the local flora and fauna, share details of the history of the area, and teach you about the secrets of the forest!

Your next adventure

Where do you want to explore?


Start planning your school holiday at one of our 9 locations across the UK. Get the family together for a break and visit your favourite spot or why not explore somewhere new? There are a wide range of activities and things to do at all of our locations so keeping the kids entertained this school holiday will be easy.

Argyll Holidays

Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland

Where the pine-clad mountains meet the shores of Loch Long, the luxury cabins enjoying a stunning lochside location.

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Blackwood Forest

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire 

Blackwood Forest offers the opportunity to stay in luxury cabins, hidden deep in a stunningly beautiful 270 hectare beech forest.

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Cropton Holidays

Cropton, North Yorkshire

Situated in a picturesque woodland meadow, in the heart of Cropton Forest; a perfect setting for adventures, exploring or simply relaxing.

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Deerpark Holidays

Deerpark, Cornwall

Our Deerpark cabins occupy an idyllic setting on the edge of an ancient millpond, deep in a peaceful, wooded valley.


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Forest of Dean Holidays

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Sheltered beneath the protective canopy of this ancient oak woodland our luxury cabins are in complete harmony with their natural surroundings.

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Keldy Holidays

Keldy, North Yorkshire

Our cabins are enveloped in the deep calm of the forest, some hidden beneath the trees and others opening out onto grassy, sunlit glades.

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Sherwood Holidays

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire 

Surrounded by 3,300 acres of lush pine woodland, Sherwood offers spectacular forest views and an abundance of outdoor activities.

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Strathyre holidays

Strathyre, Scotland

Encircled by forest, loch and mountain in an unbeatable location. Some cabins have enchanting views of the Loch, while others occupy a grassy forest glade.

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Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Located in the woodland banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Choose between a tranquil forest or our beautiful woodland glade.

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