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Trying to find out information in regards to venue hire for a wedding, thank you!

Helena , 27/Sep/2017

If you'd like to email us at we'll happily send you the information about room/building hire here at Wyre.

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We came here today for the gruffalo trail had such a great time, but my daughter lost her rag doll in the woods

It would not of happened to be found 😕

Perkins, 24/Sep/2017

We're glad to hear that you had a great time. We're also sorry to hear that your daughter lost her rag doll, if we do come across it, we'll be sure to get in touch.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

very nice, great GO APE! such fun

Ellie, 19/Feb/2017
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How many people visit each year

Poppy, 28/Jan/2017

We have about 250,000 visitors a year to Wyre.

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Do you offer birthday parties?

Claire, 5/Sep/2016

We have two providers of Birthday parties that offer a range of ideas. Please visit or for more information.

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Is the Wyre forest stick man trail like the Cannock chase 1???

Rachel, 17/Jul/2016

The Stickman Trail panels are the same as you will find at other Forestry Commission forest centers. The Trail at Wyre, follows our Wren trail, which is also home to our "sleepy" Gruffalo sculpture. We hope you enjoy your visit.

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How large is the woodland where the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre is?

Mrs B, 12/May/2016

The Wyre Forest in its entirety is approximately 6,000 acres (or about 6,000 football pitches) of that the Forestry Commission manage approximately 2,400 acres.

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Can we hire bikes at Wyre Forest?

Lisa Thompson, 2/May/2016

Yes, Bike Hire is available in partnership with Bewdley Outdoors. For information on prices and availability please call 01299 266601 or visit

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When do you close at night?

Anonymous, 1/Apr/2016

The car park closes at 7pm during the summer months, and will close earlier at 6pm and 5pm during winters months.

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Is the stickman trail still on?

Anonymous, 28/Feb/2016

Yes, The Stickman Trail will be here at Wyre until after October half-term 2016. Enjoy your visit!

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Hi is the sleeping gruffalo still there?

Anonymous, 30/Jan/2016

Yes, he is still fast asleep in the deep dark woods. Enjoy your visit.

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Where do you go if you'd like to do the stickman trail?

Kay, 16/Nov/2015

Hi, The Stickman Trail starts on Saturday 28th November 2015 and the trail starts adjacent to the Forest Cafe. The Stickman Trail pack is available from the Forest Cafe for £3 to help get the most from the trail. Enjoy your visit.

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Hi planning a trip this week, which Trail would we find the gruffalo sleeping please

Tracy parry , 2/Sep/2015

Hi, You will find our sleepy Gruffalo on our Wren Trail (Yellow waymarking), which is also home to the Superworm Trail. Enjoy your visit

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3 Stars 3 Stars

We love bringing our children to Wyre Forest. We've visited a number of times and thoroughly enjoyed the forest walks on both occasions. We visited yesterday and had the same great feeling from the short walk to see the Gruffalo.

However, I was very disappointed in the state of the toilets round from the cafe. There was toilet paper all over the floor, the toilets weren't clean and one of the taps felt like it was going to come loose. I mentioned this to a member of staff who told me they were only cleaned once a day. I can understand this on a regular day; but a public holiday surely warrants extra cleaning due to the increased usage.

Also, the cafe left something to be desired. The outside area was busy and the bins were full to overflowing. The staff eventually came out to clear them with no protective gloves on which is surely against your health and safety policy. This is our 3rd public holiday visit where by mid afternoon they were out of cream teas (which I've managed to have once before and thoroughly enjoyed). This may be a little thing but it contributed to our overall feeling that the Wyre Forest was letting itself down.

Please pass on and consider my comments. You have a lovely attraction which just needs a little improvement to make it an overall wonderful experience.

Joanna Timms, 26/May/2015
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