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.
Improvements to Alice Holt Forest
Improvements to Alice Holt Forest are now underway. The new café is being built with bigger indoor and outdoor seating areas, and there will be landscape changes to improve access for all abilities. The new building will be of the high design and quality standards that our visitors expect, and will be open in early 2017.
From 24th April, follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More details for Alice Holt Forest
You’ll be amazed by all the fun facts about stargazing that you and your family can discover at Alice Holt Forest. Our new Why stars matter trail, starts by GoApe and follows the Habitat Trail. For more information ask at the Visitor Centre, where staff are happy to help you get started on your journey to become a forest-star!
Timberline Play Trail
Children of all ages and abilities will love the recently installed “Timberline” play trail. With its adventure climbing units, challenging balance beams, wobbly bridges and exhilarating slides, this play area brings even more hours of play for all the family at Alice Holt!
The Gruffalo and Gruffalo's Child sculptures can be found on our Easy Access Discovery Trail, so why not come and visit and see if you can find them?
Cycling at Alice Holt
Our 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.
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.
Enjoy adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m).
For more information and to book visit Go Ape.
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsPauline., 16/Aug/2016
Beautiful place to visit. I am a carer and I took my elderly lady who uses a wheelchair there yesterday. We did the red trail (the long one!) and it was very accessible and comfortable for her. Afterwards we had a coffee and a sandwich at the cafe which was very reasonably priced.
I would've given our visit 5 stars however my only disappointment was that even though we have a blue badge for the car park, you still have to pay the full parking fees. You don't actually know this until you are through the barrier and in the car park!
5 StarsJim and Eddie Markham, 18/Jun/2016
We did the Forest Survival Day with Nigel (the guide). Very informative, good fun. My 9 year old boy loved the slow worms, building fires and a den and generally learning about he forest. Nigel was very engaging with the children and good fun.
5 StarsBracken & Tilly (red dogs), 10/May/2016
Wow...what a great place to come and adventure. The woods were huge, we met some monsters (they weren't that scary, we posted photos on your facebook page). Even in the rain we had a great time. This place is very dog friendly. Our humans said the staff were very friendly, informative and helpful. At the very start they gave the humans a map and suggested suitable walks we would all enjoy, explained about the on-lead/off lead rules and crossed off parts of the map which would be too boggy to enjoy walking through. They had dog drinks available in nice clean bowls too while the humans chatted. The walking was fab, we met a stick man and two gruffalo monsters. Saw some other dogs and people enjoying the great outdoors. The rain didn't bother us and the staff took us to a handy hose pipe after we managed to find some mud to play in ready for our car journey home. We will be coming back. Fab day out, thanks to all who work there. Woof woof!!!