The best forest getawaysEnjoy the great outdoors with family and friends
Whether for a longer trip or just for the day, families and friends are flocking to the great outdoors. From tranquil walks to exhilarating zip wires, campsites to luxurious glamping cabins, there's plenty for all ages at forest holiday parks.
Here's a selection of recommended forests and woodlands to help you discover the perfect getaway for you and your nearest and dearest.
Beehive Woodland Lakes, Derbyshire
Located within the National Forest in the most southerly part of rural Derbyshire, these 66 acres of beautiful woodland include caravan/camping facilities, plus luxury camping pods. Three well-stocked lakes also make it a popular spot for fishing folk.
Woodland Waters, Lincolnshire
Set in a peaceful wooded valley spanning 72 acres, this holiday park offers lodges as well as a caravan area overlooking a 14-acre specimen lake. There are five lakes in total, each well stocked with bream, tench and carp.
Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park, Devon
This award-winning camping and caravanning site is located in stunning Devon countryside, just a short drive from the bustling town of Dartmouth. Visitors also get free entry to Woodlands Family Theme Park and Falconry Centre.
Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Norfolk
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the North Norfolk coast, this family-friendly holiday park is set amongst 300 acres of woodland and open heathland. Mature pines form a backdrop for campers and caravanners, with luxurious lodges also available.
Langley Dam Glamping, Northumberland
On the edge of the North Pennines, these glamping cabins are located on a working farm deep in the Tyne Valley. The high-quality cabins are on the bank of the Langley Dam Reservoir where visitors can also fish.
Alice Holt Forest Park, Farnham
An ancient oak forest made famous in the 18th and 19th centuries for supplying timber for Royal Navy ships, Alice Holt now offers visitors a range of treetop adventures, nature trails and play areas.
Go Ape, Aberfoyle
Set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and lochs, this zip wire attraction is located in the heart of the Trossachs National Park. Home to two of the longest zips in the UK, thrill seekers can expect to fly over trees and waterfalls with views of the Highlands.
Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire
Back in the 18th century this was a coalfield. Today it's a hidden woodland garden that covers four acres, and is full of surprises. There's plenty of interest all year round, and the meadow has a lovely stream, stepping stones, log bridge and abundant wildlife. There's plenty for the kids to do, with rope swings, pond-dipping and other games, and there's also a tea room.