Looking to add a little adventure and fun to your camping experience? Or new to camping and want to give it a try? There is so much to do in and around woodlands in England, it looks like the perfect ‘back to nature’ break.
So what is there to do?
From mountain biking and all terrain forest segways, walking, horse riding and even canoeing. There is so much choice, why not spend more than just a day out at one of the Forestry Commission England woodlands this summer and beyond. All you need to do is follow this link www.forestry.gov.uk/more for information and choose either a woodland local to you or further afield. We have tickets for Go Ape that we need to use at our local Sherwood forest so we could book there, but we actually all love the look at Beddgelert Campsite at Snowdonia’s National Park, Wales and travelling a little further. Imagine waking up each morning looking at the foothills of Snowdonia, then enjoying a zig zagging climb. Rewarding yourself and the (hopefully tired) children with a meal, at one of the local restaurants. The next day go den building and tree climbing together and maybe a picnic, a unique and rewarding family experience.
Lots of Forestry Commission sites organise sessions on den building, pond dipping and survival kills. Take a look at the Forestry Commission England events page for more information – www.forestry.gov.uk/events.
Visit England, the national tourist board, Forestry Commission England and national partners Go Ape Forest Adventure, Forest Holidays and Camping in the Forest, have launched the More in the Forest campaign to promote summer holidays in and around England’s woods and forests.
Don’t have a bike? They are available to hire at most Forestry Commission sites. If like me, you haven’t been camping before as a family, it might also be a good chance to give it a try for a weekend. Ask a friend if you can use their camping kit before you take the plunge to buy everything. It is very economical at anything from £7.70 per person per night, but with 10% off currently. What a bargain, and think of the memories!
So what do you think to camping amongst the trees?
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