Don’t wait around to book, prices and availability are subject to change.
Prices correct as of 06/12/2023
Frosty walks with clear skies, hot chocolate around the log burner, and Christmas markets. Breaks from 15th Dec include a real Christmas tree.
Make this Christmas one to remember. Footsteps crunching in the snow, real Christmas trees and mulled wine. Christmas hamper included on 22nd Dec breaks.
Family feasts, group celebrations and bracing walks. There's something special about starting the New Year in the forest.
Escape the everyday, with bubbling hot tubs, cosy get-togethers, fresh starts and celebrations with family and friends.
Book a Golden Oak Hideaway and carve out time together on the ultimate romantic break for two.
Stargazing in your hot tub under clear skies. Crisp, cool air and a frost-tipped forest amongst the Brecon Beacons. Garwnant is a ready-made winter wonderland, ready and waiting for you to discover this Christmas.
Spend time together in a Golden Oak cabin with the entire forest at your feet. Have cosy chats around the log burner or fire up the barbecue for a winter feast.
A treehouse nestled in the forest (with an extra en-suite bedroom across a rope bridge). Enjoy unforgettable festive get-togethers with family and friends.
Switch off from the world in a secluded hideaway for two. Melt away the everyday in your private outdoor hot tub.
Would a winter break feel complete if you didn’t visit local festive markets? Set off on an outdoor adventure, before sinking into your private hot tub under the stars and just...be.
Take a wintery walk on our mini woodland trail
Step into a sparkling corner of the forest, alight with twinkling lights and woodland animals. Under the moonlit sky, there’s no better place to find your festive #ForestFeeling. Back this year at Blackwood Forest and new to the Forest of Dean for 2023.
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Explore the forest on two wheels, all for a little bit less.
From November to February, pre-book and save 30% on bike hire.
Pick up when you arrive then start pedalling for off-the-beaten-track adventures in the fresh, frosty air.
If you’re looking for things to do in winter, there are a whole host of woodland activities to choose from. Explore the forest, in all its wintery glory and keep an eye out for robins and blackbirds. Our Forest Ranger adventures are a great way to learn more about the world around you and navigate off track to hidden areas of the forest. For thrill seekers out there, test your nerve and head for heights at Go Ape. There’s plenty of activities to enjoy in the local area so don’t forget to ask the team for their recommendations.
Yes, our Golden Oak, Hideaway, Treehouse and White Willow Premium cabins all come with a log burning stove in the living area. Don’t forget to add kiln dried logs to your booking via your online account and we’ll have them ready in your cabin for your arrival. Our White Willow Premium cabin comes with complimentary logs to get you started on your cosy winter stay.
All our locations offer a wonderful base for your winter holiday in the forest. Whether you choose a cabin overlooking the enchanting Loch Lubnaig in Scotland, a cabin surrounded by idyllic riverside woodland in Wales, or opt for a cabin close to the Cornish coast there’s something for everyone on a winter holiday in the forest.
Winter is a time that lots of wildlife go into hibernation, but there are some species that thrive this time of year. Expect to see robins, blackbirds, and thrush likely to be seen eating bright red berries, which they forage for so look out for the festive holly bush. On crisp frosty mornings there are signs that the forest is bursting with life so look out for animal tracks in the ground.
Ditch the last-minute present panic and give someone a winter break to look forward to instead. Buy gift vouchers for your next escape, snap up a festive surprise or go for the unexpected this Valentine's Day. It's the perfect present, all wrapped up.