Build, inspire &
motivate your team

A Forest Holidays Corporate Retreat is tailored to your team’s requirements; you can enjoy group activities, down-time treats and luxury cabin accommodation. This is an opportunity to offer your team a unique experience that will challenge, strengthen and reward them, so they return to the office relaxed and reinvigorated; ready for the challenges ahead.

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The natural choice

unique & memorable events
in beautiful forests

The Forest Works is a world away from the usual company event or retreat. Deep in the forest, it is a space that is yours to create something special. Our experienced events and hospitality team put together the perfect match to your requirements and our onsite teams, along with carefully selected partners, ensure your event is a great success.

Whether it’s a handful of managers getting away from the office to plan for the future or an invite to your broader staff teams or clients, we make it work for you.  And, with 9 exceptional forest locations across the UK, we are close enough to most cities yet far from the day-to-day treadmill.

Compass Exceptional locations

  • Ardgartan Argyll

    So near and yet so far away

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  • Strathyre

    Perfect for team building events

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  • Cropton

    Leave the office behind

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  • Keldy
    North Yorkshire

    Unplugged and inspiring

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  • Sherwood Forest

    Central location with limitless options

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  • Thorpe Forest

    Easy to get to, difficult to leave

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  • Blackwood Forest

    Escape from London

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  • Forest of Dean

    Indoor and outdoor spaces for unique events

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  • Deerpark

    The ultimate retreat

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    "The feedback from the team was excellent! They couldn’t fault the accommodation, service or food. The staff were so accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Really enjoyed the activity and hot tub. I would like to add to that, my whole experience from start to finish organising this team event was amazing, I was felt reassured all the way to the execution. Thank you so much for making it a great experience, we will definitely be back!"

    Simone Lodge

    Business Development Advisor

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    "We all just wanted to say a big thank you for helping us book and create our corporate event. We had the most amazing time !! The Forest survival was great fun and the Archery was brilliant! Also Robert our instructor was fantastic!"

    Paul Raven

    Team Manager

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    "We used the Forest Holidays site in the Forest of Dean. Guests arrived expecting ‘glamping’, but this was so much more, with many commenting on how luxurious the cabins were. With the help of Forest Holidays, we offered our guests a real experience, from the off-road driving routes and night vision tours in the forest, to hosting lunch and dinner within our own Tepee. Forest Holidays helped us create a very exciting and unusual setting."

    Holly Williams

    Media Relations Manager

  • "We held our annual employment team strategy weekend at the Forest Holidays Blackwood Forest.  The conference team at Forest Holidays were exceptional – they worked very hard to ensure our event was well organised and highly successful.  The hog roast in the marquee felt really special and the cabins were spacious and luxurious.  Everyone had a great time and loved being in the forest environment."

    Laura Farnsworth

    Lewis Silkin

  • "The team at Forest Works were fantastic helping to organise all aspects of the event. It was a big win within the team something completely different from our normal stuffy hotel based conferences. The cabins, hot tubs, activities and entertainment were all very popular.  The food throughout was of high quality and the hog roast to die for. Thanks to Liane and the team for organising an event to remember!"

    Paul Bromsgrove

    Business Solutions Analyst
    Nutricia/DANiS UKIE

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    "I just wanted to say thank you for helping me organise our corporate getaway. It was a total success. Your facilities were perfect. The service was great. The accommodation was ideal. Everyone had a great time - and I think we got some good work done too! "

    Cristina Covello

    Marketing Manager
    Just Hospitality

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    "I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team for our Pegfest event. Everyone had a brilliant time and we’re not sure how we’re going to top it! Thanks for all your help throughout our stay, it was seamless! There are a lot of people that would like to return to the forest with their families."

    Emma Lewis-Griffiths

    Senior Account Manager

  • Propellernet logo

    "5 stars! Would highly recommend to any companies looking to spend some quality time out of the office environment. We track the happiness of our team weekly and the week of the return from the forest we had hit 100% happiness across the company. Our productivity is up and the new idea generation approach has been rolled out across our clients. Forest Holidays has certainly thought of all of the details that make a corporate away-day tick - we’ll definitely be back for more away-days in the future"

    Nikki Gatenby

    Managing Director

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    "We had a 2 day retreat for 265 employees at Forest Holidays in Sherwood Forest. It was quite informal and informative, a lively event and reflected our brand message, which is about having fun and trying new things."

    Ian Williams

    Brand Experience Manager
    Fat Face

  • "Forest Holidays offer an elite service from start to finish! Organising a team event over an entire weekend can be stressful but the experience and service level the team offered were second to none. I even got a curry delivered when I stayed an extra night!

    From our initial meeting I knew they were the best choice for our summer party. Throughout the weekend they were extremely tentative and no challenge was to great or too small. They thought of everything!

    If you want an experience that is set in a wonderful location and isn’t like your boring ‘teambuilding’ these are the guys for you!"

    Dinah Musisi

    Periscopix a Merkle Company

  • "From the very beginning, my experience of working with Amanda and the team at Forest Holidays has been first class. As a corporate buyer, the most important thing for us is making the whole process as straightforward as possible, and I can’t fault the commitment of all involved in achieving this. We regularly book our clients with Forest Holidays, safe in the knowledge that they will be well looked after, not just whilst they are there, but also before they have checked in; guests are always well-informed about all the activities and extra luxuries that are available. The feedback we receive from our clients regarding Forest Holidays has been entirely positive for all of the sites in the UK. We are delighted to be working with an ethical company, with a committed team which values attention to detail as much as we do."

    Mark Gregory

    Head of Operations
    Gala Events

  • "Forest of Dean Business Women’s Network held our Christmas event at The Pavilion in the Forest of Dean.  The Team at Forest Holidays were so helpful – setting everything up and on the night.  The room, with fire blazing, was spacious enough for everyone – yet cosy enough to feel festive.  We are looking forward to using the venue more frequently next year."

    Sarah Whiddett

    Head of the Forest of Dean Business Network
    Forest of Dean Business Women’s Network

  • Biomet 3i logo

    "We had a thoroughly enjoyable event at the Forest of Dean. Thank you to the entire team who helped us throughout the booking process and during our stay. We had quite a few out of the “norm” requests and your team made it all possible. The venue is relaxing, informal and comfortable but also a great working environment in which the atmosphere breeds creativity. We will definitely be returning."

    Jenny Wilson

    Education & Events Supervisor
    Biomet 3i

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    "The event went really well and the venue was ideal for our needs...We also had great feedback from the attendees, they loved the site and the location. Thanks to General Manager Karen and the team at Strathyre for all their support to make things work on the day; you were great hosts and couldn't have done more to help."

    Chris Blackwood

    W.L.Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd

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    "We retreated to the Forest of Dean to hatch future business and marketing plans for our company and we found the beauty and peace of the forest was an inspiring place to conduct this kind of work. I believe the best answers often come to us whilst we are not thinking directly about the issues. The evening hot tub sessions and early morning cycle through the trees provided a worthy pleasurable distraction and I'm convinced contributed some great inspirational thoughts. Consequently we came back invigorated and, having developed a new proposition for the business, we are finding colleagues as well as prospective and existing clients understand our business much better and are more keen than ever to work with us."

    Craig Watson

    Strategy Director

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We know the forest...

The Forestry Commission, an exclusive partner in managing and protecting the woodlands and forests in which we operate.

...and we're good at looking after it

We are recognised for our eco-sensitive approach and for limiting our environmental impact, winning multiple awards.

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