Grizedale Forest for Outdoor Art & Adventure

Watch our short film for ace outdoor art and family fun in Grizedale Forest, the UK’s first forest for sculpture located in the heart of the English Lake District.

You can discover around 50 site specific artworks created by leading international artists in response to this spectacular woodland landscape.

Explore over 4000 hectares of woodland in Grizedale – the UK’s first forest for sculpture!

Along with permanently sited sculptures, Grizedale also has a vibrant calendar of events taking place throughout the year. For a fun family day of energetic adventure there are some excellent walking and cycling trails weaving through the extensive woodlands. If you enjoy the high life, the onsite GoApe offers 3 impressive tree top zip wire adventures and forest segways for some extra adrenaline fuelled activities – suitable for all ages from 6+ upwards.

If you’re after some escapism, there are plenty of quiet spots for you to relax, take in the forest views and spot wildlife and artworks. For welcome sustenance Grizedale provides handy benches for picnics around the visitor centre or you can always make a pit stop at Grizedale Café, conveniently situated next to the outdoor adventure play area.

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Grizedale Forest, Ambleside, LA22 0QJ


Find out more about Grizedale: the UK’s first forest for sculpture

Why not let the Lakes provide a scenic setting for making some great family memories, with a Lake District adventure for kids that love art & the outdoors

Experience art in the outdoors all year round at Grizedale Forest in the southern Lake District – with sculptures situated intriguingly throughout the almost 25 km² area of scenic woodland, this is a not to be missed Lakes Culture experience!