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

Address

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

Car Parking Charges

Family on Forest Treasure Hunt To help us maintain this beautiful forest, there is a charge for car parking within the forest. You can pay on-site or buy a Discovery Pass for a year's worth of free parking. You'll need to have change or a credit card with you to pay for parking.

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 0300 067 4448.

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 till 4pm (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). For further information call 01420 521297 or visit their website.

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 0300 067 4448.
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.

Access Statement

Alice Holt Access Statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors.

What do other visitors say?

Would be helpful if the car park charges page stated the charge as well as explaining the ticketless system. We are off somewhere else now instead!

SK, 2/May/2016

I am sorry you could not find the correct information prior to your visit on our website. The car parking charges can be found on the left hand side of the Alice Holt home page. But we will look at adding this information to the page in question.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Our boys (5, 4 & 3) love this place. We have seen tadpoles aplenty, sailed to sea and walked the plank in the play park, hunted Gruffalos, poked sticks into a creek, been woodpeckers and log pile creatures and forest explorers deep into the trees and enjoyed an evening 'listening walk' and we still feel as if there is more for us to see and do. Brilliant place, beautifully managed.

The Old Sea Cat, 22/Aug/2015

Thank you for your comment. It is lovely to hear that you had a great time.

Forestry Commission Response

We are looking to hire one of your bbq pitches for a work team building type of event, I have read your online onformation page but could you tell me when the plots are available at the weekends and if there are any evening slots. Also the cost of hiring the bbq.

Thankyou very much

Charlotte Keddle

charlotte keddle, 2/Jun/2015

Thank you for your enquiry Charlotte. The time slots for BBQ hire are 10am-3pm and 4pm-9pm (May - August only). Our pitches are suitable for groups of up to 30 people and currently cost £36 per session to hire. Please phone us to check availability and make a booking.

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Please email us at heather.pettitt@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 3rd May 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Dog bin
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • 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.
  • Dogs on lead
  • 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.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • In line with national policy, parking charges apply for blue badge holders.
    Our parking charges are ; £1.80 up to 1 hour
    £3.00 up to 2 hours
    £4.50 up to 3 hours
    £6.00 up to 4 hours
    £8.00 over 4 hours
    £20.00 minibus parking
    £50.00 coach parking
    £50.00 Discovery Pass (available online or from the Forest Office Monday - Thursday).
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SU811417
Postcode: GU10 4LS

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Contact

Recreation Officer
0300 067 4448
heather.pettitt@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
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).
Parking
In line with national policy, parking charges apply for blue badge holders.
Our parking charges are ; £1.80 up to 1 hour
£3.00 up to 2 hours
£4.50 up to 3 hours
£6.00 up to 4 hours
£8.00 over 4 hours
£20.00 minibus parking
£50.00 coach parking
£50.00 Discovery Pass (available online or from the Forest Office Monday - Thursday).

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