Forest Holidays

UK family holidays & child friendly breaks

Spend quality time together in Britain's spectacular forests

Looking for the best UK family holidays?

Offering outdoor adventures, picnics in the great outdoors, and ice creams at the seaside there’s no better time to enjoy child friendly weekend breaks in the UK. Enjoy lazy afternoons with no agenda, family games, and fun places to explore. Create special moments that make lasting memories. Go pond dipping in Cornwall, try archery in Nottinghamshire or sail out onto a Scottish loch for a big adventure. Gather together at the end of a fun-filled day, fire up the barbecue for a family meal and share stories. The possibilities are endless on your Forest Holiday, with locations around England, Scotland, and Wales to choose from!

It's time to find your Forest Feeling

​Find it in the splash of the hot tub, the crunch of leaves underfoot and the squelch of muddy wellies.

Find it as you soar high above the treetops on a zip wire and as you snuggle on the sofa next to a crackling log burner. 

Are you ready to find your forest feeling?

Family fun in the school holidays

Don't miss out, book ahead now.

Whether it’s the big two-week family holiday in the summer or a quick getaway at half term, Forest Holiday ticks all the boxes for a family break. Free from the classroom, the children can spend hours playing outside, while the adults enjoy freedom from the daily routine.

  • February half term breaks

    Summer holidays

  • Easter breaks

    October half term breaks

  • May half term breaks

It all starts with a cabin in the forest. How the story unfolds is up to you...

  • Activities for the whole family

    Fly down a zipwire at Keldy, try gorge scrambling at Ardgartan Argyll, or canoe down the River Wye at Forest of Dean. Hire bikes and explore the Cornish coast and countryside at Deerpark, or get the tribe out into the treetops at Go Ape, near to all our locations.

    Take the slower road with a family portrait photo in the beautiful setting of Blackwood Forest, go pony trekking through Robin Hood country at Sherwood Forest, or take a toddler-friendly Sun and Shade trail at any of our locations. Our Forest Ranger adventures lend themselves to family time too.

  • Special extras

    Back in your cabin, relax in comfort and feel the soothing energy of the forest as you sink into the hot tub. Pre-book Breakfast packs, children’s activity packs, and even your own In-Cabin Chef for a special family meal. Connect with the In-Cabin Entertainment package for premium Wi-Fi and family movies.

    Whether you want adrenaline-fuelled family adventures, fun in the forest or an easy life back in your cabin, simply pre-book from our range of treats and activities and enjoy the UK family holiday of your dreams.

  • Explore the forest on two wheels

    Nothing says adventure like cycling through the great outdoors and what better base for your family cycling holiday than in the forest. Explore beautiful countryside and coastlines, or challenge yourself with the many mountain bike trails hidden deep in the forest. 

    For an easy start to your family holiday, there’s no need to load your bikes into the car. When you book your cabin, simply pre-book your bikes and collect them when you arrive!

  • Visit the UK’s best attractions

    Nowhere beats the UK for family-friendly activities and days out. Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire is an easy drive from our locations at Cropton and Keldy, while Blackwood Forest is close to Peppa Pig Land. And if it’s seaside entertainment you’re after, Thorpe Forest is within striking distance of Great Yarmouth.

    Rainy days are covered too. Choose Delamere Forest for the famous Blue Planet Aquarium (under 30 minutes away) or Deerpark for the tropical indoor paradise of The Eden Project (a 15 minute drive away). Staying at Cropton and Keldy? Visit Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station on a steam train trip through the beautiful North York Moors. 

  • Meet our Forest Rangers

    Whether you want to explore the forest at night or uncover the secret lives of our rarest wildlife, a Forest Ranger Adventure inspires everyone to spend time together in nature. These activities are suitable for everyone and are incredibly popular, so make sure to pre-book them before your break. 

    On a Forest Survival Adventure you’ll learn how to build dens, light fires and nettle tea. Holidaying with little ones? Discover the wonders of nature on a Mini Forest Ranger Adventure.

  • Family time in your own hot tub

    All of our cabins have their own hot tubs on the decking, which are ready to hop into whatever the weather. After a family hike through the forest or a busy day at a theme park, what bliss to return to your cabin and jump into the hot tub with nature all around you.

     

See what our guests say

"We have just arrived back from our first Forest Holiday and have booked to return later in the year…the hot-tub AMAZING. As a family of 4 we all had a great time. We cycled, walked and did tree climbing which was fun and well organised. We ordered a bbq pack which was great and also had a pizza night. If you are looking for a relaxing break then this is highly recommended."

TripAdvisor review: AmandaB
Date of stay: May 2021

Our cabins offer the ultimate base for your family holiday with a spacious living area for cosy evenings and private hot tub on the decking. If you’re staying as part of a larger family group, perhaps three generations getting together for a special occasion, you can add two or more cabins to your booking. Selecting specific cabins for a small fee will ensure that your cabins are situated next to each other in the forest.

  • 1-10 guests
    4-5 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Treehouse

    When your family doesn’t fit the standard two-plus-two of most holiday accommodation, you can find your options limited. Our Golden Oak Treehouse cabins benefit all the luxuries of our main Golden Oak cabins, but sleep up to 10 guests making them ideal for larger families.

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Our Golden Oak cabins sleep up to 8 guests making them a popular choice with families. With a log burning stove in the spacious living area and hot tub on the decking our Golden Oak cabins have been designed to ensure that your family break is pleasurable and relaxing. 

    Hot tub

    Log burning stove

    Gas barbecue

  • 1-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    Silver Birch

    Our Silver Birch cabins are equipped with everything you need for a fantastic family holiday. With an inviting outdoor hot tub and fully equipped kitchen, our Silver Birch cabin is a great choice for your family break. 

    Hot tub

We're pet-friendly

We haven’t forgotten that the dog is part of the family too. That’s why half of our cabins are now pet-friendly and you can bring up to four dogs per cabin. Your pet-friendly holiday accommodation is the same spec as the non-pet cabins so there is no need to compromise on quality.

Family holiday inspiration

Are you ready to find your forest feeling together?

Whether you want all-action outdoor adventures or family down-time enjoying the views, it’s your choice and it’s simple to tailor. The options are endless.

Experience the best family attractions in Britain on a Forest Holiday. From vibrant cities and pretty villages to castles, museums and big-name attractions, there’s lots to discover near our locations.

And because every forest has its own story to tell, you’ll find bespoke Forest Ranger adventures at each of our locations. Learn about pine martens at Strathyre or spot muntjac deer at Thorpe Forest. Head out on an Explosive Mines Walk and Talk at Deerpark or experience a Night Vision Adventure at Forest of Dean.

Whichever you choose, there’s no better way to bring the natural world to life.

Frequently asked questions

Which Forest Holiday locations are best for a family holiday?

All of our locations are perfect for family holidays. Whether you want to slow down on a relaxing break, or retreat to the forest for an action packed adventure, our locations offer an ideal setting for your forest staycation. This is a holiday the whole family can enjoy.

Are highchairs available to hire?

Yes, highchairs are available to hire at no extra cost.

Are the on-location walks push-chair friendly?

You will find a range of walks available from each of our locations, some of which are more suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. For specific details of each, please speak to a team member on location.

Are travel cots available to hire?

Yes, travel cots are available to hire free of charge.

What are the best family activities available at Forest Holidays?

There's lots of family activities available at all our locations. Visit are things to do page for inspiration, or ask the team on location for their top recommendations. 

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