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5 Stars 5 Stars

Having 3 VERY energetic boys, Alice Holt is a life saver! We are here numerous times a week as they love exploring and making dens. We can be lost in the woods for hours. The cafe is lovely also with friendly staff.

Sam, 7/Aug/2018
4 Stars 4 Stars

My husband & I took our little boy there for his 2nd birthday so he could ride his new balance bike. He loved the activity trail, with lots of things to climb on/up along the way and the play area at the entrance. Its a fantasic place to go and we had a great time. I've given it 4 stars because of the lack of bins around the trail and a number of people think its acceptable to leave their rubbish behind, which included dirty nappies! It would be a great improvement if you had bins at each picnic area to give lazy people a helping hand.

Rebecca, 30/May/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Thank you for making Alice Holt so accessible. I have a learning disabled and autistic child who relies on his buggy to get around. He loved being in the forest and hiding in the wheelchair accessible shelter. The cafe was fantastic with lots of seating outside tables and space for his buggy. Thank you so much, we will visit again xxx

Pam, 13/Apr/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Brilliant 3hr visit doing the pond trail walk with a stop at the caf, fruit cake was to die for, 10/10.☺

Anonymous, 23/Feb/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Yesterday my boys and me went to Alice Holt. We had a fantastic day! They loved the Gruffalo trail and we also went to go ape! People there were super friendly and helpful. We are def going back there again!

Laura, 26/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a fab afternoon at Alice Holt today, we bought our dog and we went on the grufflo trail which was great fun, my daughter loved it, the forest is great fun and there is so.much to keep you occupied, then we had a coffee in the caf while our daughter played on the park. Very friendly staff and very helpful, we will be returning again soon hopefully when irs not raining

Gemma lewis , 3/Sep/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great afternoon... Hired out one of the BBQ within the BBQ area. Only 3 BBQs

Great set up! Brilliant thank the toilets are still open till 9pm. New cafe is ACE! Very well done ancient a proper must. Cake selection looked amazing. Well done Alice holt. We will be back sync would recommend.

Bromley, 27/Aug/2017

Would be even better if there were benches/ seating around the edge of the kids play area!!

X, 16/Jul/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Lovely place very close to us to great day out for the whole family

Anonymous, 17/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

What a wonderful day out! We did the Gruffalo trail and used the app. The three children, under 7, thought it was amazing! We then proceeded to the play area and then the trail with other stops with climbing apparatus for children. We also collected a booklet at the visitors centre before we headed round the trails. We all had great fun looking for the leaves of certain trees. Brilliantly educational without them even knowing;-)

My only criticism would be the cafe, however I see a new one is being built so that's fab.

It is clear to see where the car parking (8 all day) goes so I certainly don't feel any need to grumble about that.

Really recommend !

S Thomas, 4/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We did the Forest Survival Day with Nigel (the guide). Very informative, good fun. My 9 year old boy loved the slow worms, building fires and a den and generally learning about he forest. Nigel was very engaging with the children and good fun.

Jim and Eddie Markham, 18/Jun/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Wow...what a great place to come and adventure. The woods were huge, we met some monsters (they weren't that scary, we posted photos on your facebook page). Even in the rain we had a great time. This place is very dog friendly. Our humans said the staff were very friendly, informative and helpful. At the very start they gave the humans a map and suggested suitable walks we would all enjoy, explained about the on-lead/off lead rules and crossed off parts of the map which would be too boggy to enjoy walking through. They had dog drinks available in nice clean bowls too while the humans chatted. The walking was fab, we met a stick man and two gruffalo monsters. Saw some other dogs and people enjoying the great outdoors. The rain didn't bother us and the staff took us to a handy hose pipe after we managed to find some mud to play in ready for our car journey home. We will be coming back. Fab day out, thanks to all who work there. Woof woof!!!

Bracken & Tilly (red dogs), 10/May/2016

Is it possible to do the trail with a pushchair? I have a 1, 3 & 5 year old.

Mary, 3/Apr/2016

Thank you for your enquiry. The trail is on the Easy Access Discovery Trail which is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

Forestry Commission Response

I am just enquiring how long the stuck man/Gruffalo's child trails will run for?

Thank you.

Ali, 30/Dec/2015

Thank you for your enquiry. The Stick Man Trail will be open on site well into the spring and the spring break. The Gruffalo Trail has finished but the statues of the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s child can be found on the Stick Man Trail.

Forestry Commission Response

Folks, why not have an easy to find set of "opening times" over the festive period, with any limitation on services or times etc?!

I've looked carefully on the website without success, aside from the response to a question, there seems to be a dearth of information, even in the "Alice Holt at Christmas section"

Chris, 26/Dec/2015

Thank you for your comments, our opening times do vary due to the seasons, we will investigate putting this information in a more user friendly area of the website. For your future information our opening hours are: Alice Holt Forest is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) The site opens at 8am and will close at: 5pm (December – February) 6pm (March) 7pm (April) 9pm (May – September) 7pm (October) 6pm (November)

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

We love coming here! My children (2 and 4) enjoyed the new stick man trail and seeing the gruffalo. We have a yearly pass which is really good value for money. The kids always find something else to do.

Staff is very friendly and engaging

Chrissy, 18/Dec/2015

Are car parking charges still in force on Boxing Day and New Years Day? I understand you are not open on Christmas Day

Bob, 14/Dec/2015

Thank you for your question. We can confirm that Alice Holt is closed on Christmas day and that normal car parking charges will apply on Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Forestry Commission Response

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