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New cafe opens at Alice Holt Forest

Alice Holt new CafeOur visitors to Alice Holt Forest can now enjoy our brand new café, with extra seating and additional facilities.

We want our visitors to have the best possible time while they’re at Alice Holt Forest. Over the years, we’ve become more popular so need to improve the facilities to make sure we deliver much needed extra capacity and help to meet the growing demands on site. This exciting redevelopment marks a new chapter in Alice Holt’s history and we can’t wait for our visitors to see the new cafe.

The new cafe is now open and we hope visitors will enjoy the new facilities. We couldn’t have completed this work without the support of the community and we hope that new and existing visitors will continue to access Alice Holt Forest.

Alice Holt new CafeThe new café has bigger indoor and outdoor seating areas, and landscape changes have improved access for all abilities. The new building is of the high design and quality standards that our visitors expect. The new café is located next to the current visitor centre and the seating capacity is more than double in size with over 100 seats inside, and 120 outside.

In addition, car park improvements have been made to create more spaces, including purpose built disabled parking. We've also introduced safer pedestrian zones and a turning area, helping to improve access and traffic flow.

Other changes include a new wood pellet boiler that provides clean and sustainable energy to the visitor centre and new café, reduced staff traffic on site, and additional planting areas.

Last updated: 30th September 2017

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