Explore Thetford Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.1/5)

Children having fun on the Giant Play Sculpture trail in Thetford forest. East Anglia FD 

Thetford Forest is a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves providing the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.

Many of our visitors are attracted by the peace and tranquility of Thetford Forest as well as the wide range of recreation facilities.

Live Music

The Script

Following their awesome sold-out show two years ago, Forest Live will welcome The Script back to Thetford Forest on Thursday 2 July 2015. Tickets are available from 09:00am on Friday 28th November 2014. Buy tickets online or call the Box Office on 03000 680400. Alternatively tickets can be purchased from High Lodge Information Point from 09:00am on Friday 28/11/14.

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High Lodge

High Lodge Forest CentreEnjoy 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.


Thetford Forest

Family cyclingThere is something for everyone in the forest and the quieter sites provide a haven for wildlife - why not walk at Lynford around the Arboretum or lake. Visit the Desert Rats Memorial at High Ash or stroll through King's Forest.

Forest Plans

Forester Simon smith with New Forest design plans.Thetford Forest is a popular recreation destination with a high conservation value but it is also a busy working forest. Balancing the needs of people, wildlife and the local economy requires planning; take a look at our plans for the forest.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Corr beautiful day sun was shining and I got a tan and the day was fab ! :D

Mrs Cawnway , 6/Jun/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Segway Wow!a fab day out for my 70th Birthday.Ijust wish I was a child again.Grandkids age range 3-12 enjoyed our day .So much to see and do .we were all on a high .We are going to come back . OK car park is pricey but what day out do you get for ■10 for 7 people .

jackie, 1/Jun/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

I love high lodge and so do my children not expensive at all considering the cost of other places beautiful place we spend every summer up there at weekends and the kids never get bored Infact that's our point of call for a picnic this afternoon :)

Marnie, 31/May/2014
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Forest drive
  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Arboreta
  • Collection of Tree at Lynford Arboretum
  • Arts
  • Forest art at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Barbeque
  • Bookable at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Cafe
  • Run by business partner Churchill Catering Ltd.
  • Camping
  • At Little Lodge Farm close to High Lodge
  • Cycling Hire
  • From Bike Art
  • Cycle wash
  • At Bike Art
  • Dogs on lead
  • See out Dogs web pages
  • Fire
  • If you see a fire call 999 then inform the Forestry Commission
  • Hi-Rope
  • See Go Ape.
  • Information
  • The High Lodge, Information Point (HLIP) will answer any question you have while on site.
  • Prehistoric
  • Wareen Lodges at Rishbeth & Mildenhall Woods.
  • Orienteering
  • Maps can be purchased at Info Point at High Lodge Thetford Forest
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Site Entry Fee charged at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Segway
  • See Go Ape.
  • Visitor centre
  • Run by business partner Churchill Catering Ltd.
  • Toliets
  • All ability toilets and baby changing at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TL815877
Postcode: IP27 0TJ

Get directions


East England Forest District Office

01842 810271

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Site Entry Fee charged at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
Discovery Pass
Available for use at High Lodge, Thetford Forest for 55 a year.

Useful sites

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified