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.
The incredible Sam Smith has announced a very special East Anglian home show as part of Forest Live, the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission at Thetford Forest on 3 July. Sam’s huge commercial success has also been reflected on the red carpet crowning his breakthrough into music’s top ranks in 2015 by winning four Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards.
Tickets are available online or call the Box Office on 03000 680400 from Friday 6 March at 9am.
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There 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.
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.