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What's on, key dates, and when to stay...

What's on this summer

There's no better time to discover the wonders of the forest than summer! Let Dad become one of the kids again on Father's Day, see top artists and bands at Forest Live, and make the most of a long weekend with the Scottish, English, and Welsh bank holidays in August.

Summer holidays

Father's Day

16 June 2019

Escape to the forest this Father's Day for the perfect combination of action and relaxation, for dads who deserve some down time.

Forest Live 2019

20 June - 30 June 2019

This summer at Sherwood Pines, Thetford Forest, and Dalby Forest!

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission, bringing you music without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

August bank holidays

5 August and 26 August 2019

Join us for a relaxing escape to Ardgartan Argyll or Strathyre on 5 August to celebrate the bank holiday weekend. There has never been a better time to discover Scotland.

Or, with Forest Ranger adventures and all the local attractions open, there's something for everyone to enjoy at our other locations on 26 August!

What's on this autumn

With the kids off school at the end of October, tricks and treats aplenty at Halloween, and the Christmas markets making their annual return, book your break now to ensure you don't miss out!

Autumn holidays

October half term

18 October - 1 November 2019

With autumn in full swing it's the perfect setting for a half term adventure with the kids.

Halloween

31 October 2019

Join in the activities and games organised especially for a fun-filled Halloween.

Christmas markets

Mid-November onward

Get into the Christmas spirit at one of the many fantastic Christmas markets around the UK! From Edinburgh to Cornwall and everywhere in between, start your Christmas early this November.

What's on this winter

Christmas, New Year, February half term, and Valentine's Day; there is so much to love about winter! Discover the true magic of the season on a forest break.

Winter holidays

Christmas breaks

23 December - 27 December 2019

Experience a family Christmas like no other, relaxing in a luxury cabin surrounded by the winter forest.

New Year breaks

30 December 2019 - 3 January 2020

Whether you are seeing in 2020 with your family or friends, or quietly toasting another year.

Valentine's Day

14 February 2020

The ultimate gift for your Valentine, whisk your loved one away for a romantic escape in a forest cabin.

February half term

17 February - 21 February 2020

There is no better time to see the magic of the winter forest and discover a whole new world.

What's on this spring

With Mother's Day at the end of March, Easter eggs to find in April, and the weather warming up just in time for two bank holidays and a half term in May, there are so many reasons why spring is a fantastic time to escape to the forest.

Spring holidays

Mother's Day

22 March 2020

Make Mother’s Day extra special this year with a family break in the forest...

Easter breaks

03 April - 20 April 2020

Get away from it all this Easter with a family break in the forest. Gather the whole family together and relax!

May bank holidays

04 May and 25 May 2020

With the early May bank holiday on 04 May and the spring bank holiday on 25 May, you get two long weekends in one month! Make the most of your time off with an escape to one of our 10 UK locations.

May half term

25 May - 29 May 2020

Bring the kids on an inspiring spring time break and witness the beauty of the forest as it awakens around you.