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Running your own event or party

Classroom Hire

Hire one of our classrooms for running your own event.
We offer a long hire for 4 hours or a short hire for 2 hours.

Classroom 1 facilities include: chairs, tables, toilets and a small kitchen with a kettle and a fridge. The classroom garden is accessible through the rear door where there are benches and seats.
Classroom 1 long hire (4 hours): £90.00
Classroom 1 short hire (2 hours): £45.00

Classroom 2 facilities include: chairs, tables and a small kitchen with a kettle and a fridge.
Classroom 2 long hire (4 hours): £80.00
Classroom 2 short hire (2 hours): £40.00

Hirers are responsible for cleaning the floor and tables, removing all rubbish and replacing the furniture at the end of the booking.

For further details and bookings contact us on 0300 067 4448.

Cancellations made by the hirer after booking confirmation may be subject to a 50% cancellation fee within a month and 100% cancellation fee within 2 weeks of the booking.

Birthday Parties

Unfortunately we no longer run ranger-led parties at Alice Holt (such as pond dipping and minibeast hunting). There are however several other options on site:

Building shelters and learning bushcraft skills on a Teen Survival eventWilderness Watch
Nigel, our survival expert, can offer exciting outdoor party sessions. Den Building for up to 20 children aged 7+ (1 1/2 hours). Campfire and Food for up to 20 children aged 7+ (3 hours).
Classroom Capers (messy fun making cardboard teepees plus a discovery walk) for up to 15 children aged 3 - 6 years (1 1/2 hours).
Please note the classroom must be booked separately.
For details and prices contact Nigel on 01420 476808 / 07989 652757 or email .

Go ape - Tree Top  AdventureGo Ape is an option for older children (aged 10+). Their tree top adventure combines breathtaking scenery, tree-top wires, crossings & wind-in-your-face zip wires for an action packed party.

Tree Top Junior
is ideal for parties for younger children aged 4+.
Contact Go Ape on 01420 520933 to book.

Muddy and dirty a group of children on their bikes at Alice HoltOur Cycle Centre offers birthday parties, which can be tailored to suit your requirements from fun, games and challenges to maintenance skills.
Contact the Cycle Centre on 01420 520297 for more information.

School visit to Alice Holt - OrienteeringOrienteering packs are available from the Café to use with our permanent orienteering course on site. The packs contain everything you need to use the course and cost £2 each.

Or use our play areas and trails for inspiration for your own birthday party (for example a pirate themed party aboard the ship or a animal adventure along the Habitat Trail).

Party Catering from the Cafe on the Green

Birthday parties are a speciality for the Cafe, offering pirate and fairy themes as well as party bags and other activities to ensure the parents get to enjoy the celebrations too.
Contact the Cafe on 01420 521267 for more details and prices.


Family barbecue at Wenchford picnic site. Forest of DeanIf 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.

Are you interested in running an event at Alice Holt?

We cater for all sizes of events from the annual Farnham 10k running event, to club orienteering events and local school sports days.

If you would like to run your own event, please give us a call on 0300 067 4448 to discuss your plans.

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.

Last updated: 22nd January 2016

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