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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

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 will open on Friday 13th March 2015. 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

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

Live Music

We are proud to announce that the incredible Sam Smith will perform a special East Anglian show as part of Forest Live, at High Lodge Thetford Forest on Friday 3 July 2015. Tickets for this event have now sold out. We're sorry if you missed out, demand for tickets for this event was exceptionally high.

Tom Odell has announced a very special tour of the nation's forests for 2015. This exceptionally talented artist will perform at High Lodge Thetford Forest on Sunday 5th July 2015. Tickets £34.50 (plus £3.45 booking fee) are available now. Buy tickets online or call the Box Office on 03000 680400. Alternatively tickets can be purchased from High Lodge Information Point.

   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?

I love coming to High Lodge with the family; we have a discovery pass plus have attended concerts however I have to echo the comments around the Sam smith tickets. It is such a shame that people never get any reward for being loyal and that others can exploit such situations.

Rebecca, 12/Mar/2015

just very disappointed to not obtaining tickets for Sam Smith despite signing online at 9am for presale and waiting and waiting,,,, then to be told sold out. but then to see tickets being sold on ebay for twice their face value is disgusting - I have been a loyal supporter for concerts for a few years. next time maybe try two tickets to give genuine customers an opportunity please,

Anonymous, 8/Mar/2015

Thank you for your feedback and your comments have been forwarded to our Box Office. Any tickets you have seen advertised for sale now are through unofficial sources. You cannot be certain these tickets are genuine so we recommend you avoid buying from any unofficial source.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Been twice. The first time we were only there for an hour but enough time for my young son to have a go in all the wooden play structures.

The 2nd time we done the same but then took a walk through the woods to discover the music.

The next time we go I will be bringing our bikes.

It's a beautiful place and we will be visiting it many more times to come.

Anonymous, 8/Mar/2015
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Last updated: 03/19/2015

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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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OS Grid ref: TL807864
Postcode: IP27 0AF

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High Lodge Thetford Forest

01842 815434

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
February 2015 including March the 1st.
Site:- 09:00 - 17:00*.
Information Point:-10:00 - 17:00** Monday to Friday term time and 9:00 - 17:00 weekends.
*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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