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School Visits to Rendlesham Forest

Rendlesham Forest by Martin Pettitt

Suffolk Wildlife Trust works in partnership with Forestry Commission Recreation Rangers to offer exciting opportunities for schools to visit and explore this fantastic working forest.

Programmes are fun and flexible and can be tailored to your group’s specific needs, based on a variety of options:

Led Activities:

2 hr session. Max group size 30 students per session. Cost: £80 per session.  Larger groups can be accommodated by combining led and self-led activities.

Shelter Building: use teamwork and ingenuity in the challenge to build a cosy, weather-tight shelter with only natural materials. Share and compare each other’s designs & find out about all the other creatures that the forest shelters.  Fantastic fun for all ages and very popular! Other activities can be combined with shelter-building:

Natural Art: inspired by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy & Richard Long, use natural materials to create artworks to make you think about the magic of nature.

Forest Sense: using all your senses to discover more about the forest & yourself.

Forest Schools: minimum six sessions

Forest school activities: taster introducing Forest School skills

The forest’s story is part of all sessions. Discovering evidence of history, geography & nature to learn how humans and nature have shaped the landscape.

Information sheet

Booking form

Self-Led Activities:

There is no charge for self- led sessions. Sessions must be booked in order to ensure groups do not clash.

Orienteering: choice of 3 courses

Out of this World: play sculptures including 3m high climbing wall, crashed bomber, UFO landing zone, log tunnel, bug maze.

UFO trail: follow the trail to discover the story of the Rendlesham Incident!

Information sheet

Booking form

Note: all activities take place outdoors, RAIN or SHINE!

If you wish to book by telephone or have a query please phone 01473 890089 or send a message

Full risk assessments are available on request.
For more information about Rendlesham Forest you can visit the Forestry Commission webpages.