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Winter holidays and breaks in the forest

Enchanting pre-Christmas breaks

Start feeling festive before the rush

For breaks Monday 18 Nov to Thursday 19 Dec: get together with loved ones and enjoy the festive season earlier with a pre-Christmas break. The winter forest at this time of year is magical and we want to make sure you can experience it all in the comfort of your cosy cabin.

  • Enjoy free mince pies and mulled wine when you check-in​.
  • Send letters to Father Christmas with a forest post box at every location.
  • Take part in Christmas themed pottery painting in the Forest Retreat
  • Head out on a 'We're going on a Bear Hunt self-led trail.
  • Visit the local area! There are plenty of festive activities and attractions, surrounding each of our Forest Holidays locations, including tempting Christmas markets and ice skating.

A relaxing Christmas escape

An enchanting family Christmas in the forest - get cosy in cabins sleeping from 1 to 10.

Celebrate the New Year

See in the New Year in style, take a dip in your hot tub and relax in tranquil forest surroundings.

Half term forest adventures

Forest adventures and family fun, discover the many reasons to stay with us in the February half term.

Romantic winter breaks

Escape to a cosy woodland cabin this winter. Whether you want to explore beautiful snow covered forest or relax and warm up in front of the log burner, a winter holiday with your loved one provides the perfect opportunity for you both to get away from it all. Enjoy the magic of the winter forest and choose to be as relaxed or adventurous as you desire, with in-cabin spa treatments or adventure activities for two. After a day of adventure and exploration, retreat back to your cosy cabin for a dip in your hot tub, a perfect, soothing treat for a crisp winter day! A range of luxury cabins are available for couples, including the incredible Golden Oak Hideaway or our one-bedroom Golden Oak. Let the magic of the winter forest relax and rejuvenate you.

Winter group getaways

A break with friends is a great way to enjoy the magic of the winter forest! Get together in a woodland cabin for a group getaway this winter. At Forest Holidays our exciting range of activities and extras ensure the perfect break for everyone in your party. Plus, our Golden Oak cabins are equipped with a hot tub and log burner, perfect for gathering around and catching up! Treat your group to a luxury Golden Oak Treehouse which sleeps up to 10 and provides the ultimate forest experience! If you need to book multiple cabins, you can choose to stay in cabins close to each other by adding a specific cabin request to your booking, subject to availability.

Explore the local area this festive season

Escape to the forest for a pre-Christmas escape and wrap up as you explore the local area! Then cosy up in front of the log burner with hot chocolate and marshmallows or relax in the bubbling hot tub under a starlit sky.

Winter break inspiration on Forestipedia

Wake up to a winter wonderland

Reasons to love winter

The Festival of Winter Walks

December Star Species: The Hedgehog

Guide to driving in winter

Make your own rustic Christmas decorations

9 wines for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

January Star Species: The Barn Owl

10 reasons to visit Scotland in the winter

The last of the winter magic