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Hello autumn written within bright red leaves

As the sights, smells and sounds of autumn flood the forest, get ready to engage your senses and make the forest your backdrop for family autumn adventures this year.

From brand-new seasonal activity sheets to family forest bathing, we’ve  got the rundown of what’s going on during this spectacular season.

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Autumnal leaf craft

Things to do with the family this autumn

Family time won’t get much better than this! Make a hibernation home, go on a colour walk and become a cone collector with our top 8 things to do in autumn with your loved ones.

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Orange leaves on a tree

Our forest bathing guide

Taking time to encourage children to use mindfulness is beneficial for their health and wellbeing. Help to capture their calm by reading our forest bathing tips. This ancient Japanese practice will help boost everyone's health and wellbeing in a natural way.

Read our guide
Child looking at bright red leaves in awe

The best autumn walks near you

Make lasting autumnal memories and get the whole family crunching their way through winding trails this season. Experience the forest at it’s finest and find an autumn walk near you with our ultimate guide.

Find a trail
Room on the Broom activity sheets

Download your Room on the Broom activity sheets

Bursting with fantastic seasonal activities, our brand-new Room on the Broom activity sheets guarantee hours of colourful forest fun.

Craft witchy autumn wands, explore the spectrum of autumn colour, go on a Halloween scavenger hunt, create autumnal forest art, cook up a forest potion or make an autumn sound map.

Start the activities
Toad stall in the grass

Share your photos with #AutumnLeafWatch

Our much-loved #AutumnLeafWatch competition is back and we want to see the season through your lens. Share your photos using #AutumnLeafWatch and you could be in with the chance of winning a Membership and £200 to spend on new photography kit!

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Children playing on Gruffalo Spotters trail

Go Gruffalo Spotting this season

With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app, fun activity pack and trail, you’ll interact with all your favourite characters as you go in search of the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood. If you've already had a chance to visit, help us to improve future trails by completing this short survey.

Get spotting
White lights projected across the trees in the forest creating a magical effect

Visit an illuminated trail in the forest this Christmas

It might seem a little early to be talking about Christmas, but we know lots of families like to make their festive plans early!

Join us at the most wonderful time of the year to experience the magic of Christmas in the forest. With three enchanting illuminated trails across the country, twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will bring bundles of festive fun to Westonbirt Arboretum, Bedgebury Pinetum and Delamere Forest

Plan your Christmas adventure today so you don’t miss out on the chance to rock around trees in the nation’s forests.

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