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Explore Alice Holt Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Come for a great day out in the woods! You can walk, cycle, play or have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our café and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest. 

For a copy of Your Forest, a map and a set of children's activity leaflets see 'Related Documents' below.

Check out the latest edition of Your Forest hot off the press or visit our events page for details of all the sessions coming up.

Jungle Book - ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!

In this beautiful adaption on Wednesday 30th July, all your favourite animal characters are brought to life to create an enchanting and fun-filled musical show for children of all ages.
Enjoy a picnic on the grass with the whole family before the performance - bring your own blankets or folding chairs. Boys and girls are invited to dress up for the occasion and join the fancy dress parade in the interval.

Tickets available from Farnham Maltings.

GruffaloGruffalo celebrations

Our Gruffalo Trail runs until the 30th September. Our wooden Gruffalo sculpture has been unveiled and can be found at the end of the trail.
The Cafe on the Green has a range of Gruffalo merchandise on sale and special biscuits and cakes (subject to availability).

Find out how to host your own birthday party picnic and get details on Gruffalo activities across the summer at www.forestry.gov.uk/gruffalo

Gruffalo Birthday. Alice HoltDid you attend our Gruffalo Birthday Party Picnic on the 7th June and have your picture taken with The Gruffalo?
We now have all the photos from the day. Please contact us to claim yours!

Cycling at Alice Holt

Family cyclingCurrently we are not able to offer cycle hire facilities while we redevelop our Cycle Centre. 'Cycling for All' groups will continue to be supported and you can still enjoy our family friendly cycle trails during this time.

We hope to have a new cycle hire provider on site in the autumn.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

This was a great day out with my family. Best day ever. I have nothing to complain about. I also love the scenery. The woods is the best bit. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ★★★★★ ; )

EpicG, 24/Jun/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

This was a great day out with my family. Best day ever. I have nothing to complain about. I also love the scenery. The woods is the best bit. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ★★★★★ ; )

EpicG, 24/Jun/2014

Thank you! That's lovely to hear.

Forestry Commission Response

Do you have wheelchairs for hire?

Jodi, 19/Jun/2014

Sorry, we don't have any wheelchairs.

Forestry Commission Response
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What's Here?

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Dog bin
  • Dogs on lead
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Toliets
  • Cycling
  • There is a popular waymarked Family Cycle Trail through the forest. The Family Cycle Trail is a relatively easy 3 mile ride around the forest with some steep hills. Cycling is permitted on existing tracks and paths within the forest. Cycle hire is availble on site through Quench Cycles.
  • Cycling Hire
  • Quench Cycles have bikes, trikes, tandems, wheelchair bikes and tag alongs. They also offer a cycle repair service and run training courses, guided rides and chicldren's birthday parties. Contact Quench Cycles on 01420 520355.
  • Horse riding
  • There are a number of suitable routes for horse riders within the forest. A permit is required by all horse riders who wish to ride off of the public bridleways in the forest. Please contact TROT on 01622 735599 to apply for a permit.
  • Trail (easy)
  • Our Easy Access Discovery Trail is suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users and takes you through a variety of woodland and has an optional short cut. Pick up a special leaflet to discover the features along the trail.
  • Walking
  • Alice Holt Forest is an ideal place for a walk in the woods. You can follow the waymarked trails or walk your own routes. A map of the forest is available from the car parks and at the Cafe.
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Location

OS Grid ref: SU 811 417
Postcode: GU10 4LS

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Contact

Recreation Officer
01483 326266
kathleen.gradidge@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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