Wyre and its surrounding woodlands are fantastic places to enjoy the fresh air and and have fun outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to Go Ape, learning and adventure play.
The Wyre Community Discovery Centre provides programmes for schools, holiday activities for families, and wildlife and craft courses for adults.
Discover Wyre on foot along one of our three waymarked walking trails.
Explore Wyre on two wheels along the blue cycle trail.
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 on our Go Ape page. Mini tarzans can now have a go too on Go Ape Tree Top Junior!
There are several horseshoe routes around the forest that link up to public bridleways.
Come along and take part in a range of fantastic events from fungal forays to fairy tale trails and family dusk walks.
Children will have hours of fun in the adventure play area.
Much of the area is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)and many rare species of flora and fauna can be found here.
Download our fun activity sheets for children to help you get the most out of your visit.
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What do other visitors say?
4 StarsAnonymous, 15/Nov/2015
Excellent walks. The forest absorbs lots of people so it never feels busy or crowded. The cafe is nice but I wish it had more choice for vegetarians.
3 StarsTB, 27/Sep/2015
The trails are great and the Gruffalo popular with little ones but its all marred by dog-pooh every few metres along the short trail we went on - a hazard for toddlers and offensive to others. Also the soak-away (or something) had gloopy mud in a channel by the path near the end and the toilets need more cleaning on a busy day. Maybe a promotion and unobtrusive bins on the path or fines could deter dog owners for spoiling other people's enjoyment.
Having previously made many visits to the Visitor Centre and the family to the Go Ape course, I had read somewhere about the Gruffalo trail and took my 3 and 4 year old grandchildren yesterday, as they are big Gruffalo fans and were very excited. They came away extremely disappointed. They were expecting to follow a trail to find all the animals. For very little money and effort, this could be greatly improved. They were expecting to see the big bad mouse (Gruffalo child story), owl, fox and snake. All it needs is a logpile house with a bit of a pretend snake tail poking out, the fox`s house, with perhaps the tip of his nose visable, an owl sitting by his tree top house and some form of mouse, depending on the story. To have discovered all these things would have really made their day. We do happen to run holiday accommodation, and their is quite a shortage of places to recommend to take young children, without costing a lot of money, but I am sure with a bit of thought you could be onto a winner, encouraging children outdoors. I have not done a rating, as the Gruffalo would be no stars, but the rest would be 5.
Forestry Commission Response
We're sorry to hear that you were diasappointed with our "sleepy" Gruffalo Sculpture. We did have the Gruffalo Activity Trail here at Wyre in 2014 to help celebrate the 15th Anniversay of the Gruffalo book, so we apoligies if it may have been past information or advertisements that you had seen prior to your visit recently. We hope that you continue to enjoy visiting Wyre and enjoy our family trails in the future.