5 of the best forest holidays in the UK

Need inspiration for your next trip away? Here's our pick of some very special woodland retreats.

Whether it's bracing woodland walks you're after, or cosy afternoons spent in a secluded bolthole, it's the perfect time of year for a forest holiday.

So why not turn over a new leaf this autumn with a stay in a gravity-defying treepod or luxury wooden cabin?

Here are some of our favourites.

1. Lost Meadow Treepod, Cornwall

This spherical structure, set amid 20 acres of woodland and meadow, is suspended from strong cables 3m above ground with a ceiling window to gaze up at the stars. For forest fans with a head for heights.

Visit lostmeadow.yolasite.com

2. New Park Manor, New Forest

Set in the heart of the New Forest, this stylish but family-friendly hotel and spa offers a complimentary creche, a snug zone with beanbags, and pureed baby food made by the resident chef. There are also bikes with toddler seats and wagons, for you and your little ones to explore the surrounding area.

Visit newparkmanorhotel.co.uk

3. Finn Lough Forest Domes, Northern Ireland


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These stunning forest domes in Co Fermanagh have transparent walls so you can immerse yourself in forest life and, when night closes in, gaze at the surrounding stars. There's plenty of luxury alongside the rustic, too, with a four poster bed, Nespresso coffee machine and fluffy robes inside.

Visit finnlough.com

4. Center Parcs, Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire

Set in a 365-acre forest with beautiful lakeside views and a mature pine forest, but with all the family facilities you'd expect from a Center Parcs. There's a subtropical swimming paradise, nature activities and pottery painting - not to mention an award-winning spa with outdoor infinity pool.

Visit centerparcs.co.uk

5. Luxury cabins at Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire


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Channel your inner Robin Hood - with a little added extravagance - in one of these cabins, peppered among tall pine trees and boasting tranquil woodland views.

Visit forestholidays.co.uk

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