We all know how being outdoors in the fresh air is good for us, but sometimes thinking where to go for the children can run free, you feel safe and that won’t cost the earth is not so easy. Did you know that the Forestry Commission have some well kept woods with nature trails, things to do, play areas and beautiful cafes with log fires and plenty of car parking? It doesn’t take much for children to make the most of the outdoors and a walk along one of these trails can be quite an adventure when little minds get to work. Our local forest is Cardinham Woods and when we went to check it out back in the autumn we had a wonderful afternoon of fun parking for free with our discovery pass and looking out for wildlife along the way in our specially provided collecting bags.
The Forestry Commission have teamed up with Coombe Mill to offer you a chance to win your own discovery pass for a specified forest of your choice. You can find your local one here http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pass
The pass is valid for 12 months and gives free parking for one car at the designated location.
There are additional benefits to the pass including:
A seasonal e-newsletter, with forest news and events.
Generous discount vouchers for shops and activities on and off site. Benefits differ from site to site.
The offer is open for UK residents only and the winner must claim their prize within 2 weeks of being notified.
Even if you don’t win a discovery pass, car parking is very reasonable for an afternoon of healthy outdoor fun, hope you can grab your coat and wellies and get on out to enjoy your local forest. 21st March each year is officially World Forestry Day so why not check out what’s going on in your local woods?
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