Discover this unique and inspirational environment

Searching for bugs

Searching for bugs

We have a dedicated team who bring to life the diverse natural history and wonders of this ancient forest.

Take a look at our extensive primary programme, which links into the Science, Geography, Art and Citizenship curriculum.

We have a stimulating outdoor classroom available: an extensive area of woods and open spaces for pupils to immerse themselves in the natural world, throughout the year. The activities are age appropriate and planned with health and safety in mind.

Educational fun

  • Woodland Animal Detective
  • Pond Dipping
  • Den Building
  • Woodland Discovery
  • Forest Art
  • Woodland Study
  • Animal Addresses
  • Introduction to Maps
  • Environmental Sculpture
  • Spring and Autumn Trails

    Please contact us for more details and to book


Safety and learning

Hatfield Forest is an amazing environment to learn all about wildlife and nature. To ensure you and your pupils have an enjoyable and safe time please take a look at the information pack.

Early Years Activities

Having fun in the woods

The outdoors is a perfect place for liitle ones to learn. We have a range of activities to suit early years, from bug hunting to spring walks. Choose to visit for half a day or a full day.

Key stage one and two

Explore the Forest using a compass

We offer a variety of activities for key stages one and two. Have a go at den building, forest art, compass skills, woodland study or pond and bug hunting. All activities are cross-curricular.


Our monthly club is for 2 - 4 years olds who love playing and exploring outdoors. We spend about an hour outside and half an hour in the classroom making something for the children's scrapbooks.


Our monthy club for 5 - 7 year olds. We learn about the Forest by going on nature walks, trying to things like geocaching, making traditional woodland crafts and having lots of fun.

Young Foresters

Our parent free monthly club for 8 - 14 year olds. We help the Rangers with practical conservation, learn about the Forest on nature walks, make traditional woodland crafts and wild camp in Forest.