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Explore High Lodge Thetford Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge Thetford Forest. Unwind with beautiful forest trails or try the excitement of our bike trails, Go Ape and adventure play.

Superworm Trail at High Lodge

Superworm text copyright © Julia Donaldson 2012. Superworm illustration copyright © Axel Scheffler 2012Our brand new Superworm trail is now open. You can buy your activity pack from High Lodge Information Point for £3.50, which contains an exclusive mini book, trail activity leaflet and stickers.  For more info visit www.forestry.gov.uk/superworm.

The Gruffalo is still waiting for you to find him in the dark wood near the play area.

WildPlay

Tell us what you think about High Lodge Wildplay and win some amazing prizes. Complete an online survey at www.highlodgeplay.co.uk . If you would like to enter the competition make sure you leave your e-mail at the end of the survey.

    Pump Track

Pump trail open poster

Our cycle volunteer group TIMBER and the Forestry Commission are proud to announce our new pump track is now open. This cycling facility incorporates a closed loop of rolling features and tightly bermed corners.

High Lodge Today 

For the latest site information and customer offers. Find details of the harvesting programme that is now underway on site.

Planning your visit

Site Entry fee information and facilities on site.

Trails for everyone

We have some beautiful walks for you to enjoy. Discover the wildlife, uncover the history and wander through the forest on one of our waymarked trails.

Amazing bike trails   

Explore Thetford Forest by bike. Wide, open trails for complete beginners as well as miles of flowing single track for more adventurous types.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure

Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway. Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

Play and Learning

 Amazing play equipment and opportunities for learning.

Food and drink

The Café serves fresh, seasonal, hot and cold food and drinks throughout the year. It is open everyday, (excluding Christmas Day) - seasonal opening times apply. Call 01842 814042 for more info. The Pantry and Ice Cream Parlour may also be open during the holidays and peak times, subject to customer demand.

Events and activities

Plan your visit to coincide with our additional attractions being on site at weekends and school holidays, subject to customer demand. Call 01842 815434 to check.

Volunteering opportunities

Enjoy the forest, learn new skills and meet new people. Get stuck in and help make the forest a fantastic place for people and wildlife. We currently have a range of volunteering opportunities at High Lodge and in the wider Thetford Forest area.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees (including an adventure for Tiny Tarzans) or explore the forest on an all-terrain segway.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Another lovely day with friends at High Lodge on Monday. No matter how many times we visit there always seems to be something new to see or do!

Wanted to say a particular thanks to the two members of staff who helped me when my car wouldn't start. Above and beyond the call of duty! It was greatly appreciated.

Anonymous, 21/Aug/2015

When will the new park be opening?

Jayne Ramsay , 12/Aug/2015

We do not have a new park opening but there has been a delay in our new Treehouse being opened to the public. This is due to operational issues which we hope will be resolved in early autumn.

Forestry Commission Response

Is there trails which are pram friendly??

Rebecca Wildin , 30/Jul/2015

The Pine trail is a gentle amble through giant pines. It is a wide, surfaced flat trail. Alternatively the Sculpture trail is pram friendly. Please ask for trail directions at High Lodge Information Point when you arrive on site.

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Last updated: 09/02/2015

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Dogs on lead
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • First aid
  • Forest drive
  • Hi-Rope
  • Information
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Play area
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
  • One 24hr with baby changing facilities
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Location

OS Grid ref: TL807864
Postcode: IP27 0AF

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Contact

High Lodge Thetford Forest

0300 067 4400
highlodgefeedback@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7 Sept - 25 Oct 2015
Site:- 09:00 - 18:00*.
Information Point:-09:00 - 18:00* Monday to Sunday
*Entrance gate closes 45 mins before this time.
* Information Point may be open beyond advertised opening times due to weather conditions and demand.
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