September 13th is known across the UK as Roald Dahl Day in celebration of the much-loved author’s birthday. If he were alive today, he’d have been 102 this year!

To celebrate the life and work of Roald Dahl, Forestry England has created James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits to enjoy in a forest near you now. Great for bug hunters and animal lovers!

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Grab your James and the Giant Peach inspired ‘My Forest Adventure Kit’ this summer for £5.50. Inside you’ll find:

  • Backpack
  • Activity booklet
  • Foldout binoculars
  • Magnifier
  • Collecting tray
  • Forest finds card
  • Stickers
  • Pencil

Why not also look at the 13 Acts of Bravery you could try in a Forestry England‘s forest: http://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl-day/13-acts-of-bravery-with-forestry-england

Forestry England - James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits!

You can find James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available at:

·    Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, GU10 4LS

Come to Alice Holt Forest and explore our walking and cycling trails, play areas and find our magnificent wooden animal play structures as well as the ever popular Gruffalo sculptures. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy from the visitor centre. https://www.forestryengland.uk/alice-holt-forest

·    Beechenhurst, Speech House Road, Coleford, GL16 7EL

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean, one of Britain’s oldest and largest woodlands. Come and enjoy the sculpture trail, fun play area, cafe, climbing tower and Tree Top Junior. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy café at Beechenhurst and from Bank House. https://www.forestryengland.uk/beechenhurst

·    Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ

With a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, you will not be stuck for something to do at Cannock Chase, located north of Birmingham. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at Grounds Café or Go Ape. https://www.forestryengland.uk/cannock-chase-forest

·    Dalby Forest, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, YO18 7LT

Situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park, Dalby Forest is an ideal destination for outdoor adventure. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a ‘Rigg and Dale’ landscape while to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau. The Dalby Forest Weather Station gives live weather updates to help you plan ahead and get the most out of your day! James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the visitor centre. https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest

·    Fineshade Wood, Top Lodge, Fineshade, Near Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB

Located north of Corby in the Midlands, Fineshade Wood provides a picturesque setting for your next adventure. Whether you want to have a leisurely wander through the trees, get the kids to let off some steam at one of our exciting play areas or go on a bike ride, Fineshade Wood is bursting with opportunities to explore the great outdoors. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the welcome desk, bike shop and café. https://www.forestryengland.uk/fineshade-wood

·    Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, LA22 0QJ

Explore the forest on two wheels, foot or horse back and keep your eyes peeled along the way for our unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest. For more of a challenge, test your nerve and swing among the trees on one of our Go Ape courses. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy from the visitor information point. https://www.forestryengland.uk/grizedale

·    Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. With a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses, play equipment and so much more just waiting to be discovered. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the rangers office in the courtyard. https://www.forestryengland.uk/haldon-forest-park

·    Hicks Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote, LE65 2UP

A great day out for the budding cyclist, from tearaway toddlers to young teens perfecting their skills, we’ve got a range of trails for beginner to intermediate appetites. Visit our lakeside bird hide where you can soak in the beautiful scenery and spot some unique wildlife, such as the migratory sand martins. There are also walking and horse riding paths, a play area and a café! James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at Grounds Café. https://www.forestryengland.uk/hicks-lodge

·    Jeskyns Community Woodland, Henhurst Road, Cobham, Kent, DA12 3AN

Jeskyns is home to 360 acres of newly planted woodlands, meadows and orchards. With a good network of surfaced walking trails, children’s play areas, café and even a dog activity trail, there is something for everyone to explore at any time of the year. You can visit a Fairy and Elf Village, introduce the family to the Gruffalo and his friends, say hello to our cows, take the dog for a paddle or just sit and watch the world go by under wide skies full of singing skylarks. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy from the café. https://www.forestryengland.uk/jeskyns

·    Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, BH24 2ET

Moors Valley is a joint venture between Dorset Council and Forestry England and the work we do here goes beyond the remit of most visitor attractions, including countryside management and forestry. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the visitor centre. https://www.forestryengland.uk/moors-valley-country-park-and-forest

·    Salcey Forest, Quinton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX

This magnificent woodland has many miles of ancient wood banks, building remains and ancient trees. The ‘druids’, or veteran oaks, are rare and amazing wildlife habitats, and some of the old oaks are over 600 years old. See what you can spot on your visit to the medieval royal hunting forest. We’ve got endless walking trails, a family cycling trail, adventure play area and even an onsite café selling tasty homemade meals and cakes in a warm, friendly environment. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the information point and at the café. https://www.forestryengland.uk/salcey-forest

·    Thames Chase Forest Centre & Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, Essex,RM14 3NS

Formerly called Broadfields Farm, Thames Chase is now home to a variety of surfaced trails, ponds, meadows and even an orchard planted with traditional Essex apple and pear varieties. Scattered around the site are several environmental play areas for children, including the Ants Nest, Snake Stepping Stones, Hollow Logs and the Trusty Oak, which offers beautiful views across the whole site. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the visitor centre. https://www.forestryengland.uk/thames-chase-forest-centre-broadfields

·    Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Keswick, CA12 5TW

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play. Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the visitor centre. https://www.forestryengland.uk/whinlatter

·    Wyre Forest, Callow Hill, Bewdley, DY14 9XQ

Wyre Forest offers a great day outdoors with activities to suit all. Enjoy our 3 way marked walking trails, the family cycle route, bike hire, horse trails, Go Ape, play area and onsite café, all set in an ever-changing window on nature in this breath-taking setting. James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits are available to buy at the café and bike hire. https://www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest

For more information about James and the Giant Peach Forest Adventure Kits visit: https://www.forestryengland.uk/roald-dahl

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