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Explore High Lodge Thetford Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.6/5)

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.

The GruffaloGruffalo Trail at High Lodge

The self led Gruffalo trail opens on 11 April. Buy your trail guide from High Lodge Information Point for £2. For more info visit forestry.gov.uk/gruffalo.

ForestLiveForest Live 2014 acts announced

Artists this year include Rebecca Ferguson, Suede, The Pogues, Boyzone, Katherine Jenkins and Deacon Blue. Buy tickets from 03000 680400 or online.

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, opportunities for learning and how to join our team of volunteers.

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

Do you have anything special planned for Easter weekend at high lodge for the kids? Always love coming here,

Anonymous, 5/Apr/2014

We do not have any specific Easter activities planned. However there will still be plenty to do! All the additional attractions such as Look Out Archery, Highline Adventure and Face painting will be on site over the Easter period - please call 01842 815434 to check dates and times. Our new Gruffalo activity trail for 2-6 year olds will open on Fri 11 April 2014. Leaflets can be purchased from High Lodge Information Point (2 each).

Forestry Commission Response

Please can you tell me if the electric forest will be on in Thetford forest this year? Thanks very much.

Kelly, 14/Mar/2014

No, unfortunately the Electric Forest will not be on site at High Lodge this year.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

ME AND MY PARTNER WENT 2DAY 13TH MARCH 2014 LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT AND THE GREAT WEATHER HELPED TOO :-) THE STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL IT WAS A PEACEFUL TIME (TILL THE SCHOOL HOLS LOL)LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING MY DOG TO BRING ALONG TOO WE LOVE THE OUTDOORS AND WILDLIFE SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK UR ALL DOING AND WE ARE COMING MORE OFTEN LOVE IT THAT MUCH WE ARE BUYING A YRS CAR TICKET SEE U ALL AGAIN VERY SOON :-) XX

Miss E A M Duffield, 13/Mar/2014

Thank you for your positive feedback on visiting the site recently. This is always appreciated. An annual Discovery Pass is very good value (55 for 12 months) when you visit High Lodge regularly.

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Last updated: 04/08/2014

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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
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TL807864
Postcode: IP27 0AF

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Contact

High Lodge Thetford Forest

01842 815434
highlodgefeedback@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
March 2014 Site:- 09:00 - 18:00*.
Information Point:-09:00 - 17:00 Weekdays and 9:00 - 18:00 weekends and school holidays.
*Entrance gate closes 45 mins before this time.
Discovery Pass
55 per car

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