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.
Join Stick Man on his forest adventure this winter!
Why not visit Alice Holt Forest with your family this winter to help Stick Man find his way back to his family tree and be reunited with his Stick Lady Love, and his Stick children three. Pick up a special Stick Man activity pack from the Visitor Centre to help you complete fun activities along the way.
For further information about the trail, please click here
Have you met the newest addition to our family?
The Gruffalo's child has arrived at Alice Holt, you are invited to venture into the deep dark wood this autumn and winter to find The Gruffalo’s Child, who has followed The Gruffalo out of his comfortable cave for a forest adventure. She can be found on our Easy Access Discovery Trail, so why not come and visit and see if you can find her?
The Cafe on the Green has a range of Gruffalo merchandise on sale (subject to availability).
Please note there is harvesting scheduled to take place throughout the forest over the coming weeks, which may impact on your visit.
Please obey all signs and diversions and do not climb on any timber stacks you may come across in the forest.
We appreciate your co-operation during this time.
The impact of this harvesting work on the central area (by the Cafe, Visitor Centre and play grounds) will be minimal, the wider forest will be mostly affected by the work.
The work will be taking place on weekdays only.
For your own safety, follow all signs and diversions. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Cycling at Alice Holt
Our new cycle hire provider is on site with a range of adult and children's bikes available.
The Cycle Centre is open 7 days a week from 9am till 4pm. For further information call 01420 521297 or visit their website.
'Cycling for All' groups will continue to be supported by volunteers.
New Cycle Activity Trail
There are 6 posters along the Family Cycle Trail, each with information about the forest and things to do in each location.
Have fun, get the children to look out for the posters and maybe find out something you didn't know.
Forest Discovery Trail
There are a series of posters along the Habitat Trail with information and activities all about forests.
Next time you're on the trail visiting the owl, why not take a look and have a go at some of the activities.
What do other visitors say?
I am just enquiring how long the stuck man/Gruffalo's child trails will run for?
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your enquiry. The Stick Man Trail will be open on site well into the spring and the spring break. The Gruffalo Trail has finished but the statues of the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s child can be found on the Stick Man Trail.
Folks, why not have an easy to find set of "opening times" over the festive period, with any limitation on services or times etc?!
I've looked carefully on the website without success, aside from the response to a question, there seems to be a dearth of information, even in the "Alice Holt at Christmas section"
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your comments, our opening times do vary due to the seasons, we will investigate putting this information in a more user friendly area of the website. For your future information our opening hours are: Alice Holt Forest is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) The site opens at 8am and will close at: 5pm (December – February) 6pm (March) 7pm (April) 9pm (May – September) 7pm (October) 6pm (November)
5 StarsChrissy, 18/Dec/2015
We love coming here! My children (2 and 4) enjoyed the new stick man trail and seeing the gruffalo. We have a yearly pass which is really good value for money. The kids always find something else to do.
Staff is very friendly and engaging