5 Reasons the Forest is the Ultimate Family Playground


Forest Holidays is a break for all the family and they’re proud of that. Gloriously muddy adventures and Forest Holidays go hand in hand. And that’s why Muddy Puddles love them.

Forest Holidays are all about discovering countryside trails with incredible views, and enjoying wild adventures in the great outdoors. ​It’s about those moments where you can finally say you’ve found the good life. They’re all about finding that Forest Feeling – and never letting it go.

Here’s why the forest is the ultimate playground for families:

Winding woodland walks

The forest provides more than just a place to stay – it provides endless possibilities. You have the freedom to venture out into the local area to discover winding woodland trails and there’s heaps of local gems just waiting to be uncovered. The beauty of an unpackaged holiday is that you can make your holiday your own.

Explore the unbeaten tracks of the forest and head out far beyond. Our team can guide you to the very best routes and trails nearby. There’s a sense of freedom in the forest like no other break. There’s beautiful towns and villages to potter, there’s local rivers to swim and there’s stunning views around every corner.

Two wheeled forest adventures

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The beautiful forest locations really are the jewel in the crown. Glorious countryside views, endless trees and a magic in the air that needs to be seen to be believed. It’s these ingredients that create the ultimate recipe for a healthy dose of family time.

The forest is the perfect backdrop for an adventure on your bike. There’s routes from the cabin doorstep and plenty of picnic spots for when you need a pit stop.

Being at one with nature

There’s something so wonderful about spotting wildlife in its natural habitat. Simply listen to the birdsong on the decking or spot the animals that call our forest ‘home’. It’s these very things that create family memories that last a lifetime.

Forest Rangers bring the forest to life. They take you on an adventure you won’t forget. Children will uncover animal tracks, search for mini-beasts and learn about the forest and its wildlife. Forest Rangers let you in on the secrets of the forest. Explore the forest by night, forage for wild food – and adults, you’ll experience that sense of nostalgia melting marshmallows over an open fire.

Getting that Forest Feeling

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How you make memories in the forest is entirely up to you – and that’s the beauty of it.

Take time in the fresh air. Build dens, climb trees and get a little bit muddy. To us, gloriously muddy adventures are the perfect way to reconnect. They are made even better in the rain! Splash in those puddles like you once did. Just make sure you wear the right Muddy Puddles gear!

A family supper is even better served with the backdrop of the forest, we promise. Kick back, relax and unwind in the great outdoors before cooking up a storm on the BBQ. The sizzle of steak, the smoky aromas, and the eye-catching colours of a crunchy salad is the ultimate recipe for an evening on the decking.

For some, nothing beats the friendly rivalry over an old-fashioned board game in your very own cosy cabin. There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition amongst the family!

Oh, and there’s a hot tub too

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Splashing around in your outdoor hot tub after those forest adventures is the ultimate end to the day.​ Trust us, we think you’ll agree. And the best bit is once the kids have gone to bed, of course. Adults will love soaking up that night sky and simply gazing at the stars from their very own private hot tub.

Sounds like just what you need?

The forest has something for everyone. Crafted in harmony with the forest, Forest Holiday’s 11 locations are nestled within inspiring natural settings. They’re places where you can connect with nature and each other.

From the shores of Loch Long to the Cornish Coast, their locations provide the perfect escape from the everyday.

Take a look – and don’t forget to pack your wet weather gear!