If ever there was a classroom to bring learning to life, it’s Ashdown Forest. A place to step into a truly interactive experience, whether it’s a lesson in biology, ecology, geography, history or literature.


Expect hands-on activities, from exploring the Stone Age to Winnie-the-Pooh.


We welcome everyone from pre-school to university level, and thanks to funding from Natural England and the Friends of Ashdown Forest, our education programmes support students to learn from the rich environment around them. 


Information for Schools


Ashdown Forest is a living text book to touch and feel, a unique way to help young people connect with the natural world. 


We are passionate about sharing this rich environment with the next generation, to help them understand their surroundings, and help to shape the future. 


Contact our education team to find out more [email protected]



Adult learning – We can offer guided walks and talks to clubs, societies and interest groups.  Contact us for further details [email protected]


School visits and outreach sessions

Our Education Team can provide on-site learning at our Forest Centre and Forest Schools facilities in Wych Cross.



Outreach sessions are available to schools in East & West Sussex, Kent and Surrey within 15 miles of Ashdown Forest.



To book a visit to Ashdown Forest with the Education Team, complete the form below and email it to [email protected]



Schools Booking Form



Session subject options for KS1 and KS2:

KS1 School sessions

KS2 School sessions