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Learning in Alice Holt Forest

Alice Holt Forest is situated on the Hampshire/Surrey border and within a hours drive of West London, Reading, Southampton and Portsmouth.  It covers 850 ha and its large size, variety of habitats and long history of careful management combine to make it an important home for wildlife, timber production and as a place for recreation.

 The site provides an excellent safe environment for schools, uniformed groups and families to learn and explore in.

Whether you wish to book an organised guided visit, learn some bushcraft skills or organise your own visit then there are lots of opportunities and free downloadable resources for you.

 Guided Visits

Whether it is an educational school visit, a Brownie outing or birthday party there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with our various learning partners. For more information please visit our Guided Learning and Providers page.

Self Guided Visits

These are a great alternative to our guided programmes and there's also the option to run a self-guided afternoon after a guided morning session. If you are planning a self-guided visit please get in touch beforehand so we can help you get the most out of your visit and make you aware of any other activities in the forest which may affect your visit.

Downloadable Resources

Whether you choose to lead your own visit or book onto one of our learning partners workshop's, there are plenty of opportunities for learning in the Forest for all ages and abilities. Click here to visit our Learning Resources page.

Last updated: 28th April 2018


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 Coach parking

Please note there is a 20 minute drop off time for coaches or minibuses.  The standard charges after the drop off time has expired are £50, (£75 peak times) for a coach and £20, (£30 peak times) for a minibus.

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.