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Explore High Lodge Thetford Forest
(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 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.

Live Music

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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

We had a fantastic day with our 5 year old 3 year old and 16 month old girls. The slides and play equipment is fantastic. They had great fun exploring and playing in the forest, open spaces and adventure play grounds. They also enjoyed the cycle trials with their bikes and scooters and had lovely pony rides through the forest too. Lots of space for picnics and running around too. Lots of parking spaces and everything was within easy reach, without being crowded, even on a bank holiday. I think we will become regular visitors and very reasonable and lots of fun

Angela Tubby, 25/May/2015

Good website. Highlodge sounds great. But just like many other sites you fail to tell us how much it costs to get in. I'm sure I'm not the only one with a family that needs to know the basics before I make the journey.....

Anonymous, 4/May/2015

Thank you for your feedback and there is no admission charge per person for entry to High Lodge. The site entry fee applies to the vehicle you bring onto site and all the details are available in 'Planning your visit'.

Forestry Commission Response

I have a discovery pass but seem to have mislaid the card. It runs out the end of June/July and I will be renewing it. What do you suggest Ido if I cant find it.

Anonymous, 2/Apr/2015

There are 2 options when you have mislaid your Discovery Pass. You can renew your Discovery Pass early, as you will then be issued with a new card. Alternatively you can pay 5 for a replacement card and then renew at the end of June/July in the usual way. High Lodge Information Point staff will be pleased to assist.

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Last updated: 04/21/2015

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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:
April 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.
Discovery Pass
58 per car

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