Organising events and activities in forests

To arrange a special event or activity on land managed by Forest Service in Northern Ireland, you may need to get a licence. Therefore check with Forest Service during the early stages of your planning to see if you need a licence.

Contact

Phone 'Forest Service Recreation Team' and tell them about the event or activity that you have in mind, so that they can let you know if you need to get a licence:

  • Phone 028 4372 1256

Events and activities examples

Examples of events and activities that need a licence:

  • activities where vehicles need to be taken into the forest
  • events that are competitive
  • events that will need extra car parking 
  • events that will need part of the forest closed off to protect public safety
  • event locations or activities which may damage the forest
  • events or activities where people will be charged to take part
  • filming activities including the use of drones
  • events involving the sale of food or other items
  • training and bush-craft courses and events
  • events or activities where structures or tents need to be put up

If you need a licence

If you need a licence for managing events and activities on land managed by Forest Service, you'll find the licence application form and advice on how to fill this form in, below:

How Forest Service can help with educational visits

Safety in forests

There may be restrictions on access to parts of the forests from time to time due to forest operations, so pay attention to safety signage:

Over 100 forests to visit

Find out more about visiting forests in Northern Ireland:

 

 

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