The National Forest Tourism Growth Plan

The Forest’s new Tourism Growth Plan (2017 – 2027) builds on 25 years of successful partnership working, and outlines strategies to further strengthen and grow sustainable tourism in the Forest. The ambition is to increase visitor spending by at least 15% and create and sustain over 700 new jobs. The Plan has been produced by the National Forest Company for the whole Forest, and invites everyone who has an interest in Forest life to share its ambition – this includes tourism businesses, local authorities, landowners and communities.

There is a real opportunity over the next ten years to grow the tourism offer based on the brand and distinctiveness of the Forest as one of the UK’s most accessible woodland destinations.  New investment opportunities include new Forest-related attractions, additional high-quality accommodation in a woodland setting, and events and festivals that harness the appeal of The National Forest.

Read More

English Tourism Week

28 Feb

English Tourism Week running from 17 – 25 March is an annual celebration of our thriving industry, showcasing the quality, variety and value of tourism…

Read More

Good news for Charnwood

2 Feb

A partnership set up to protect Charnwood Forest has been successful in its £2.75m grant bid for initial support by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).…

Read More

Timber Festival launches

1 Nov

Timber is an extraordinary new festival where music, art, philosophy and sustainability will weave together into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of The National…

Read More

National Forest Tourism Growth Plan

Tourism Growth Plan targets 700 new jobs

19 Sep

Ambitious plans to drive continued growth in the tourism sector have been launched in The National Forest. Tourism in the Forest already supports more than…

Read More

New Rememberance Centre opens

29 Mar

March 2017, saw the royal opening of the new £15.7m Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas. The National Memorial Arboretum, part of…

Read More

National Forest Tourism Foum

National Forest Tourism Business Forum

8 Mar

Ambitious plans to drive continued growth in the tourism sector were announced at The National Forest Tourism Business Forum at Calke Abbey on Tuesday 7…

Read More

Tourism Infrastructure and Food & Drink Grants

6 Feb

In January 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs launched the latest call for funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development…

Read More