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Open daily                                       10am – 4pm
24 – 26 December                            CLOSED
27 -31 December                             10am – 4pm
New Year’s Day                                11am – 3pm
2 – 4 January                                   10am – 4pm
From 5 January                                WEEKENDS ONLY
From 1 February open daily               10am – 4pm

Siskins café

Monday – Friday                               10am – 4.30pm
Weekends                                        10am – 5pm
19 – 23 December                            10am – 5pm
24 December                                   10am – 3.30pm
25 & 26 December                           CLOSED
27 December – 8 January                 10am – 5pm
31 December                                   10am – 3.30pm
9 – 27 January                                 CLOSED
28 January                                      OPEN AS NORMAL


Open daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Segway – weekends only until 27 November then closed until 25 March
Tree Top Adventure – weekends only until 4 December then closed until 18 February


What do other visitors say?

Just checking that trees will be available for sale on dates / times shown. We came one time and it was the staff Christmas lunch and you were closed.

Stuart Wiltshire, 3/Dec/2016

Yes we will be open on the dates and times shown, unless there are severe weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, which will be updated on our website and social media pages. Sorry for the inconvenience on your previous visit. Please feel free to give us a call on 017687 78469 if you would like to double check on the day you would like to visit.

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Last updated: 16th November 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Mountain biking
  • Dogs
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Shop
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets


OS Grid ref: NY209245
Postcode: CA12 5TW

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01768 778469
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