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The Forest is a fantastic, accessible learning resource for subjects ranging from art to zoology, and we're happy to provide support for individuals and groups wishing to learn in the Forest.

Our facilities

Our activities are based at The View, our modern visitor centre adjacent to the beautiful Epping Forest and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge.

Explore woodland, ponds and open grassland with our two way-marked trails starting from The View.

School visits and adult tours

We provide sessions led by experienced and knowledgeable staff for both school and adult groups. These sessions explore Epping Forest and its unique heritage.

Self-guided school groups

We love to see groups enjoying the rich environment of Epping Forest. We do ask that all school groups inform us of their visits prior to the date.

We have a free schools licence which will need to be completed. This ensures that we can make your visit the safest possible. It also lets us inform you of any works or issues with the site you intend to use.

Do you need help with costs for your visit?

Apply to the City of London School Visits Fund for a grant of up to £300 to help with costs for visiting selected green spaces. Learn more at the School Visits Fund website

Assistance with access needs

We're glad to give any assistance we can to meet your particular access needs.

We have access statements on our visitor centres at our Access for everyone page which you can read before your visit, and you can contact us on the details below.

Contact details

For more information about our learning offer, please telephone 020 7332 1911 or email

Other Epping Forest learning providers

The City of London service mainly focuses on the Forest’s historic heritage. It is complemented by three other main learning providers:



    Discovering what is and isn't in Epping Forest at an outreach event.