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Latest News (27/07/2015 15:40)

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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

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


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    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?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Wonderful concert by the script. Only gripe is that you don't seem to know where to put the wheelchair stand. Been to 3 concerts and the stand has been in 3 different places??? Would personally recommend putting it in front of the electronics stand in front of the stage. People would get a better view, without blocking anyone else's view. Too far away at the moment.

stuart, 3/Jul/2015

Thank you for your feedback and that you enjoyed the Script concert. Your comments are important to us and will be included in our post concert review.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic. Brilliant. Educational. Interesting.

liz, 14/Jun/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely fantastic place to visit. There is something for everyone. Fantastic playgrounds and trails. Facilities were clean and much easier to be able to pay by cash or card, at te machine before leaving (I was dreading having to find enough coin!). Definitely worth a visit (we went with 5month old, 2,3 and 6 year olds and 2 dogs and everyone was happy!)

Anonymous, 6/Jun/2015

Thank you for your feedback. It's always good to hear when customers have enjoyed their visit to High Lodge. Please enquire about a Discovery Pass at High Lodge Information Point if you are a regular visitor. It's fantastic value and means you won't have to pay site entry fees each time you leave, for that 12 months period.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015

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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

0300 067 4400

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
June to August 2015
Site:- 09:00 - 19:00*.
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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