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Explore Alice Holt - Planning your visit
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

Address

Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LS

Opening Times

Family fun - walking and running in the woods.Alice Holt Forest is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) from 8am and closes at 5pm (December – February), 6pm (March), 7pm (April), 9pm (May – September), 7pm (October) and 6pm (November).

The Cafe on the Green is open 9am - 4:30pm in the Winter and 9am - 6pm in the Summer (more about the cafe below).

See Your Forest and our trail guide to help you plan your visit.

Adverse Weather

When severe weather conditions at weekends could restrict access to the forest or necessitate closure please visit our Facebook page for information: www.facebook.com/aliceholtforest
We are unable to post up to date information on this webpage at weekends.

Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities are located at the Visitor Centre and include a fully equipped 'Changing Places' room with hoist and height adjustable changing bed and vanity unit. A radar key is available from the rangers on request.
For more information call 01420 23666.

Car Parking Charges

There is a charge for vehicle access within the forest to assist with the maintenace costs of the woodland facilities. You can pay on-site at a machine or buy a Discovery Pass for a years worth of free parking. Please note that you will need to have change or a credit card with you to pay for parking.

£1.50 up to 1 hour
£2.50 up to 2 hours
£4.00 up to 3 hours
£5.00 up to 4 hours
£7.00 over 4 hours
£40.00 coach parking
£15.00 minibus parking
£45.00 Discovery Pass (available from the Forest Office Monday - Thursday)

There is no parking charge for schools coming on visits led by Alice Holt staff. Other schools are able to obtain parking at a reduced rate when they book in advance. All schools are required to make a booking for their visit.

Cycling

Our new cycle hire provider is on site with a range of adult and children's bikes available.
The Cycle Centre is open 7 days a week from 9am.

Cycling for All 

'Cycling for All' groups will continue to be supported but will be restricted to existing volunteers and committed groups rather than general hire.

Cafe

Cafe on the Green offers a range of food and drink, from freshly prepared meals to ice creams and hot and cold drinks. For more information on menus, birthday parties, group catering and more please call 01420 521267.

Barbecues

If you would like to have a barbecue you will need to hire on of the freestanding bookable barbecues. There are 3 pre-bookable barbecues available for hire. To check availability and to pre-book please call 01483 326266.
The maximum number of people permitted in a party is 30 in total (our barbecue pitches are not suitable for large groups or corporate gatherings).

We ask you, please, not to bring your own barbecue for fire safety reasons. Portable and disposable barbecues are not permitted.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome at Alice Holt Forest but they must be under control at all times throughout the forest for their own safety and for the benefit of other visitors and the wildlife.

Additionally all dogs should be on a lead in the car parks and by the café, play areas and ponds. Please clean up after your dog and use the bins provided.

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What do other visitors say?

2 Stars 2 Stars

I was being responsible and cleaned up after my dog on the gruffalo trail but there were NO bins! I had a 22 month old child to look after with a bag of dog poo to cary the whole way round!

Anonymous, 3/Nov/2014

Thank yuo for being responsible and sorry we can't provide bins along there. We recommend that you move your dog's mess with a stick or 2 and put it or flick it well off the trail in the undergrowth where no one will walk in it and it can decompose more ffectively than in a bin. Then you won't have to carry it with you.

Forestry Commission Response

Hi are the any height restrictions in the car park and what would the parking cost be for a 23' motorhome, many thanks

Jim, 26/Oct/2014

No height restrictions. A motor home counts as a minibus and costs 15

Forestry Commission Response
1 Star 1 Star

Visited especially to find out about winter christmas activity as my grandchildren are going and we are meeting them there. No staff to ask. No leaflels to pick up. Cafe staff helpful but had limited knowledge. Wasted journey.

Anonymous, 18/Oct/2014

We're sorry you had a wasted journey. Information about all the activities taking place at Alice Holt is on our website - 'Christmas at Alice Holt' in the left hand menu of www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt. The special Winter Woodland ativity is being run by a third party and all the detailed information about it is on their website www.winterwoodland.co.uk. There are no leaflets available for us to put out to the public.

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Dog bin
  • Dogs on lead
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Trail (easy)
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Barbeque
  • If you would like to have a barbecue you will need to hire on of the freestanding bookable barbecues.
    There are 3 pre-bookable barbecues available for hire.
    To check availability and to pre-book please call 01420 23666. We ask you, please, not to bring your own barbecue for fire safety reasons. Portable and disposable barbecues are not permitted.
  • Cycling Hire
  • Quench Cycles have bikes, trikes, tandems, wheelchair bikes and tag alongs. They also offer a cycle repair service and run training courses, guided rides and chicldren's birthday parties. Contact Quench Cycles on 01420 520355.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SU811417
Postcode: GU10 4LS

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Contact

Recreation Officer
01483 326266
kathleen.gradidge@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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