18 Sep 2014
Crisp walks and wonderful wildlife, cosy pubs and foodie celebrations, half-term and Halloween fun: check out these ten favourite seasonal experiences in The National Forest & Beyond. Download a brochure full of lots more magic moments and book your best-ever autumn break right now.
17 Sep 2014
National Forest sponsor Dean & Smedley Family Pharmacies raised £1,200 from their successful Fun Run held at Rosliston Forestry Centre in the summer. Nearly one hundred people signed up to take on either the four-mile Fun Run or the gentle one mile woodland walk.
27 Aug 2014
Two thousand visitors enjoyed the National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, on Bank Holiday Monday. Despite the rain, spirits remained undampened and everyone enjoyed the quality wood products, lumberjack displays, chainsaw carvers, horse logging and tree climbing.
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03 Oct 2014
Discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our lives at this award-winning interactive museum. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London – there is plenty to explore. Assistance dogs only.
04 Oct 2014
Visit this lovely 13thCentury manor house and enjoy the 17thCentury garden, exciting living history and hands-on events, and find out more about living in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times. Assistance dogs only.
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01 Sep 2014
It was a blessing it hadn’t rained in the night. But 6am arrived and the first spots started. I bravely tweeted “Come and walk the National Forest Way in the dry!” - referring to the miniature version of the route we had laid out in the shelter of our marquee - and set off to the site.
14 May 2014
I finally finished walking the trail last weekend. As Media Relations Officer I like to know what I’m talking about and I wanted to get a feel for the trail as a whole.
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Where is The National Forest?
The National Forest covers 200 square miles of the English Midlands across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.
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Loads to see and do
On our Visit and Explore site you can find out about all the different things to see and do within the National Forest whether you are organising a school trip or booking a weekend away.
- Find out more: Visit The National Forest
Read more: The Growing Forest
The National Forest Shop
Celebrate any occasion with our range of great gift ideas.
Plant a Tree Gift
Buy now (Price £25.00)
OS Explorer Map
Buy now (Price £8.50 inc. P&P)
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