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Adderstone Field Play Area
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

Exciting adventure play equipment for children to enjoy, the large open field is the ideal place to have a BBQ or play ball games.

Children having fun at Adderstone play area, Dalby Forest

Children having fun at Adderstone play area, Dalby Forest







Refreshments are now available from Dalby Activity Centre near Adderstone Field.  Hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks are available everyday during school holidays and weekends from Easter to October. 

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

the staff are not grumpy as previously stated. they are all really helpful. it's 8 to get in but if your there for the day and there's a few of you it's not bad. plenty to do from bike hire. walks go ape. 2 that I know of children's play areas. gruffalo walk star gazing and learning centre. so give it a go... just don't block my drive 😁

local , 14/Feb/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

First visit to dalby forest this weekend. Staff at desk really helpful in providing family walking and future cycling activities. Coffee shop behind bike shop were welcoming and polite. I didn't meet any grumpy staff anywhere...I would personally like to thank the staff at Go Ape who made my 7 year old's day. He loved the junior Go Ape and is very proud of his certificate, thank you . The only thing I would say is that more boards/signage around the site with the different paths/cycle network would be helpful. We will definetly be back with our mountain bikes!

The O' Neills , 2/Apr/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Would love to see BBQ disposable bins up this end as usually old BBQS get left or you have to drive them in your car to the visitor centre miles away which is very unsafe.

Anonymous, 11/Mar/2017
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Last updated: 3rd July 2018

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What's Here?

  • Barbeque
  • BBQ stands are located around the forest.
  • Cafe
  • The Courtyard Cafe provides good, wholesome and locally sourced food. For more information please call 01751 460439.
  • Cycling
  • Dalby forest has a range of cycle trails, from family routes to some of the best mountain biking in the country. Please find more information on the dedicated page.
  • Cycle wash
  • The cycle wash is located near Dalby Bike Barn.
  • Forest drive
  • Admission Charge
    March to October
    9.00 all day or
    5 after 4pm
    Nov to Feb
    5 all day
    Motorcycles Free
    Mini-buses 25.00
    Coaches 40.00 (must book in advance)
    Discovery Pass 54
    7 Day Pass 25
    The forest drive is open 7.30am to 8.30pm.
    Disabled badge holders are not exempt from charges.
  • Ancient Monuments
  • The signs of past settlers are all around. Burial mounds, linear earthworks of unknown purpose and the remains of a flourishing rabbit warrening industry can be found throughout Dalby.
  • Orienteering
  • Maps for the orienteering course are available from the Visitor Centre.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches can be found at the visitor centre and throughout the forest.
  • Play area
  • Play areas are located at the visitor centre and Adderstone Field. Dalby offers exciting adventure play equipment.
  • Restaurant
  • Tree Tops Restaurant is located at the visitor centre. There are large indoor and outdoor seating areas and great views over the forest. Open 10.00am until 4.00pm daily, extended hours of operation in the summer.
  • Walking
  • Waymarkered trails start from several of the car parks and vary in length, so there is something for everyone. Trail maps are available from the visitor centre 1.
  • Visitor centre
  • The visitor centre and forest shop provide information and leaflets for the forest trails and events. Open 10am to 4pm. For more information call 01751 460295.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets can be found at the visitor centre and at Staindale Lake. Ladies, Gents, Disabled, and baby changing facilities.
  • Wildlife
  • Staindale Lake has a Staindale Lake has a resident population of mallard and tufted ducks as well as Canada geese. Occasional visitors include dabchick, goldeneye and heron. The bird feeding station provides close-up views of many woodland species including siskin, great-spotted woodpecker, bullfinch and coal tit.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SE 882900
Postcode: YO18 7LT

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01751 472771

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