School Visits

APF 2024 is the UK’s largest forestry, arboriculture, trees and timber show. This will be the 24th event we have staged, having started way back in 1976

The event attracts around 320 exhibitors and 23000 visitors. Our next show is APF 2024 taking place at Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire on the 19/20/21st September 2024

For 2024 we are offering FREE school visit places for up to 800 children. Each group will receive:
Transport Bursary

A transport bursary to cover the cost of getting the children to APF.

Free Tickets

Free tickets for the children from your school and their accompanying adults.

Education Officer

An experienced Education Officer to guide your group around the show and help them to explore all that it has to offer.

Resource Pack

To take away for your school with lots of ideas on how you can follow up what you’ve seen at APF

For more information about our school visits and travel bursary.

What’s on?

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools and children to learn about what happens in a modern, working woodland.

See first-hand what goes on in a woodland, where timber comes from and the uses it can be put to as well as the vital role trees and woods play in the environment and helping reduce climate change.

The event is a showcase for all the latest state-of-art machinery and equipment and it is a great chance to see the career opportunities that exist in forestry in electronics, hydraulics, computers, surveying and many other jobs.

We have come a long way from a man with an axe! See everything from seed to sawmill.

Wordclass Showcase

The event showcases everything to do with woodlands, forests and trees, from planting to felling and the subsequent use of the timber from biofuel to furniture and building material.

£80 million pounds of working machinery

The show features a 2km demonstration circuit where around £80 million pounds of working machinery can be seen in action, tree felling, producing woodchip for biofuel, firewood, tree planting etc.

A show for all

Watch the World pole climbing championship, the European Chainsaw carving championships, Fencing and Tree Climbing Championships, horse logging and the extensive traditional woodland crafts area with the opportunity for hands-on experience.

How do you book a place for your school?

The schools programme at APF is being co-ordinated by education teams from the Royal Forestry Society’s Teaching Trees programme and Forestry England. If you have any queries at all about the visits or whether they are suitable for your school: Please contact Becky Wilkinson, RFS Teaching Trees and Training officer at

For more information about the RFS and their Careers Roadshow visit their website. We hope you will want to take advantage of this fantastic, unique opportunity to teach your school children about woodland and trees.