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Planning an Event Made Easier in the National Forest & Beyond

Wednesday, 9th November 2011

Planning an event in The National Forest has just got easier for event organisers thanks to a new guide from the National Forest Company.

The Planning an Event guide is designed to help potential organisers find the right site for their event.

Penny Wilkinson, Tourism Officer at the National Forest Company, said: ‘There is a real variety of facilities across The National Forest that would make brilliant venues for events but it is often difficult for event organisers to find out exactly what we have here.

‘The new guide bridges that gap by highlighting the venues and providing links to their websites to make it as easy as possible to research the perfect location. So whether they are organising a business conference in a hotel or an open-water duathlon – the guide can help them to find the right location.’

Venues are separated into the three categories ofbusiness conferences and meetings; sports and leisure; music, theatre and arts.  It highlights facilities,suitability for specified events, an indication of capacity, existing events that take place and a link to a website.

The guide, available free of charge from The National Forest website, covers venues across the 200 square miles of The National Forest and those just outside its boundary in the area of The National Forest & Beyond.  To download a copy of the guide visit the Industry Section.

Its central location in the country and excellent road network makes The National Forest an ideal and easily accessible destination for both events and weekend breaks.  There is a wealth of choice for great days out or short breaks withbustling attractions,gentle walking and brilliant activities. 

For more information on places to visit and where to stay in The National Forest, visit or get a copy of The National Forest and Beyond visitor guides, available from Tourist Information Centres or directly from the National Forest Company by calling (01283) 551211.