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    Available dates

    26 October 2024

    15 February 2025

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    09:30 - 13:30

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    Brookvale Wood, Ratby Leicester, LE6 0BP

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Get hands on with creating the National Forest and come and plant your tree with us. Our Plant a Tree events offer a friendly, and enjoyable experience, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our special team, who are always on hand to offer advice, answer questions and help make sure you have a tree-mendous day!

Our events take place during the planting season, from November to March, at our Brookvale Wood site in Ratby, Leicestershire. Brookvale Wood is a growing woodland, just a short drive from the M1, with year-round public access. It is a rural location and the route to the planting area (about a 15 minute walk) includes crossing school playing fields and uneven grassy paths which can be muddy. As such, this site may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.

To join us at one of our planting events, please see availability here

Your experience

On arrival at Brookvale Wood you will be greeted at our reception by members of our team. You will then be directed to the planting field for a brief introduction on the National Forest, before choosing from our range of saplings and guided to the planting field. Happy planting! 


What should I wear? 

Suitable clothing and footwear is essential, with coats, wellies and umbrellas all strongly recommended. We do ask that in the interests of bio-security, please bring clean shoes and clothing.

Can I bring my dog? 

Yes, you may bring your dog with you but it must be kept on a lead and under your control at all times – particularly as there will be lots of other people around on the day, some of whom may be nervous around dogs. Please ensure you clear up and take away any 'mess'.

Who can I bring to the planting event? 

Spectators are welcome to join you but they must be included within the vehicle/parking allocation included in your ticket package. For example the Individual package includes one tree, for one person to plant, and one parking space, so if your car seats five, the person planting can have four people spectating. 

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Discover more

There’s no better way to fully immerse yourself in the National Forest than through a woodland experience. From Forest bathing and woodland crafts to action-packed adventures.

Stay in the Forest

Why not make the most of your visit with a stay in the National Forest? Surrounded by woodlands you’ll have the many trails, attractions and experiences right on your doorstep.