Welcome to The National Forest tourism industry page.
As well as continuing to promote the destination over the remainder of 2013, we have started working on the production of the 2014 Visitor Guides. Our new guide will be re-launched in a new magazine style format. New editorial and stunning images will inspire visitors to choose The National Forest & Beyond as a destination for short-breaks and daytrips.
From as little as £150 + VAT you can feature your business in the guide and receive the following benefits:
Visitor attractions will also receive a basic listing in the Attractions Guide and have the opportunity to purchase a Classified Advert in the Attractions Guide for only £75 + VAT. **LIMITED AVAILABILITY**
The final deadline for all completed booking forms is Monday 2 September 2013. However, completed booking forms received before Wednesday 31 July 2013 will qualify for our 20% 'early bird' booking discount.
Book online now at: National Forest & Beyond 2014 Marketing Campaign Booking Form
Or download, print, complete and return the National Forest & Beyond 2014 Marketing Campaign Booking Form (2.2mb PDF)
Should you have any queries on advertising or the National Forest & Beyond campaign, please contact Lucy Warren on
The Visitor Campaign is produced by the National Forest & Beyond Partnership, which comprises of the National Forest Company, East Staffordshire Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and South Derbyshire District Council.
There are numerous familiarisation visits, leaflet swaps, training and business support events taking place through the year. Keep an eye on the website for forthcoming events and promotional opportunities.
Its central location in the country and excellent road network makes The National Forest an ideal and easily accessible destination for events. And there is a real variety of facilities across the destination that can accommodate most events.
This 'Planning an event' guide will help potential organisers find the right site for their event and signpost to organisations who can help. It 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.
There are a number of organisations that can provide grants, training or advice to tourism businesses. Click here for our Tourism Grants and Business Support summary which includes contact details for the organisations that can provide these.
Each of the three counties that stretch across The National Forest has a DMP/tourist board. These are:
Their role is to support the tourism industry by:
The DMP websites provide information on quality inspection, grants available, research, forums, business support and useful contacts.
The National Forest & Beyond Approved Visitor Accommodation Scheme is an inspection scheme accredited by VisitEngland. Assessments are carried out by trained Quality in Tourism inspectors. The scheme is a 'light' version of the full National Quality Assessment Scheme and checks that the business is 'fit for purpose', meets all current legislation requirements, is safe, clean and well-maintained, and that its website presents a true reflection of its offer.
Once accredited, accommodation providers can be promoted on the National Forest website and have the opportunity to be involved within the destination's marketing campaigns. The cost of joining the scheme starts at just £78.50.
For full details of the scheme, including costs, please click on the links below:
For more information, contact Quality in Tourism by email: or telephone: 0845 300 6996.