A blooming landscape of heathland restoration, open for special events which help people connect to nature


What's on

A child adds a branch to a den at Foxbury in the New Forest, Hampshire

Forest School 

Hidden away in the woodlands at Foxbury’s basecamp is the amazing Forest School. Run by Jenny and Caroline from Whittle Stix, the sessions are aimed at letting children experience the outdoors, learn new skills and meet new friends.

Upcoming events

Foxbury Forest School: Whittle Stix

Thu 19 Sep 2019
Nature-inspired learning through play. Take part in fun activities, including den building, wild art, green woodwork skills, outdoor cookery and more.

Forest School Family Fun Day

Sun 29 Sep 2019
Join us at Foxbury's base camp for a wild day in the woods, fun for all ages, run by Whittlestix Forest School.

Guided walk: fungi foray

Sun 06 Oct 2019
Join an expert in their field to learn about the ecology of fungi growing in the New Forest.

Wild Play Day

Tue 29 Oct 2019
Come to the ‘wilds’ of the New Forest for a day of outdoor adventures and the chance to tick off loads of ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ challenges.

Halloween: Foxbury broomsticks

Thu 31 Oct 2019
Make a witch's broom from local materials after hearing a spooky campfire story.

Forest School Festive Family Fun Day

Sun 10 Nov 2019
Reconnect for a Christmas family day in the woods, run by Whittlestix Forest School.


Horses grazing on the heathland in the New Forest

New Forest lowland heathland 

Lowland heathland is an internationally rare habitat, for which the New Forest is one of the main strongholds in Britain. This varied landscape provides habitat for a vast array of rare and diverse wildlife, including an array of birds, reptiles, insects and plants.


Our work


Get involved

Volunteers burning gorse in the forest, Hampshire

Join our conservation team 

Fancy joining in with our work? Our volunteer program caters for all interests and abilities, whether it's practical conservation, wildlife surveys or community and event work.



Two children hunting for bugs at Foxbury, Hampshire

Education and learning 

Foxbury is a fascinating landscape of heathland, woodland, wetland, ponds and scrub, benefitting a myriad of specialised wildlife. It's a great location for learning and field study for all ages, and a great place to complete some 50 things to do before you're 11¾.