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Explore Alice Holt - Planning your visit
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.1/5)

Address

Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LS

Car Parking Charges

Family on Forest Treasure Hunt To help us maintain this beautiful forest, there is a charge for car parking within the forest

If you're planning to stay for over 4 hours, you can pay when you arrive and then not worry about queuing up to pay later. You can pay on-site or buy a Discovery Pass for a year's worth of free parking. You'll need to have change or a credit card with you to pay for parking.

Adverse Weather

When severe weather conditions at weekends could restrict access to the forest or necessitate closure please visit our Facebook page for information: www.facebook.com/aliceholtforest
We are unable to post up to date information on this webpage at weekends.

Toilet Facilities

Toilet facilities are located at the Visitor Centre and include a fully equipped 'Changing Places' room with hoist and height adjustable changing bed and vanity unit. A radar key is available from the rangers on request.
For more information call 0300 067 4448.

Cycling

Our new cycle hire provider is on site with a range of adult and children's bikes available.
The Cycle Centre is open 7 days a week from 9am till 4pm (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). For further information call 01420 521297 or visit their website.

Cycling for All 

'Cycling for All' groups will continue to be supported but will be restricted to existing volunteers and committed groups rather than general hire.

Cafe

The new cafe is now open. For more information on menus, birthday parties, group catering and more please call the cafe on 01420 23540, or email aliceholtforestcafe@outlook.com

Barbecues

If you would like to have a barbecue you will need to hire on of the freestanding bookable barbecues. There are 3 pre-bookable barbecues available for hire. To check availability and to pre-book please call 0300 067 4448.
The maximum number of people permitted in a party is 30 in total (our barbecue pitches are not suitable for large groups or corporate gatherings).

We ask you, please, not to bring your own barbecue for fire safety reasons. Portable and disposable barbecues are not permitted.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome at Alice Holt Forest but they must be under control at all times throughout the forest for their own safety and for the benefit of other visitors and the wildlife.

Additionally all dogs should be on a lead in the car parks and by the café, play areas and ponds. Please clean up after your dog and use the bins provided.

Access Statement

Alice Holt Access Statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

It was fantastic went there on a Sunday and we took the two girls and the dog every single one of us loved the go ape is great fun for all ages and for all the family because I lovedthe woodland walks and the bike trails it was amazing we got very muddy but it was worth it can't wait to go again

Hannah, 26/Aug/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

What a great place. My daughter took me today with her two children and between us three little dogs. The planning and layout is amazing, children walked for a long time without knowing it as all the dogs came back shattered followed by two young children and then me the old girl. So nice to visit somewhere when all members of family have a good time and able to let dogs have a good time too. The cafe was very good too with friendly efficient staff and the food was priced just right for the quality it all was especially the hot coffee on such a grey day. Will return soon to do the GoApe!

Barbara, 3/Aug/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

First visit to Alice Holt today and had an excellent day. If you are looking for a great day outside with the kids that has plenty to keep them active and entertained then this place has it. Great facilities and a family day out that only cost 8 was a bargain. They have a cafe or plenty of places for a picnic.

Matthew Russell, 9/Jul/2017
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Last updated: 21st July 2017

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Dog bin
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Trail (easy)
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Barbeque
  • If you would like to have a barbecue you will need to hire on of the freestanding bookable barbecues.
    There are 3 pre-bookable barbecues available for hire.
    To check availability and to pre-book please call 0300 067 4448. We ask you, please, not to bring your own barbecue for fire safety reasons. Portable and disposable barbecues are not permitted.
  • Cycling Hire
  • Alice Holt Cycle Centre have bikes, trikes, tandems, wheelchair bikes and tag alongs. They also offer a cycle repair service and run training courses, guided rides and children's birthday parties. Contact Alice Holt Cycle Centre on 01420 521297.
  • Dogs on lead
  • Dogs are welcome at Alice Holt Forest but they must be under control at all times throughout the forest for their own safety and for the benefit of other visitors and the wildlife.
    Additionally all dogs should be on a lead in the car parks and by the café, play areas and ponds. Please clean up after your dog and use the bins provided.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • In line with national policy, parking charges apply for blue badge holders.
    Our parking charges are ; £1.80 up to 1 hour
    £3.00 up to 2 hours
    £4.50 up to 3 hours
    £6.00 up to 4 hours
    £8.00 over 4 hours
    £20.00 minibus parking
    £50.00 coach parking
    £50.00 Discovery Pass (available online or from the Visitor Centre Monday - Sunday - 9.30am - 4.30am).
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SU811417
Postcode: GU10 4LS

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Contact

Recreation Officer
0300 067 4448
heather.pettitt@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Alice Holt Forest is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) from 8am and closes at 5pm (December – February), 6pm (March), 7pm (April), 9pm (May – September), 7pm (October) and 6pm (November).
The Cafe on the Green is open 9am - 4:30pm in the Winter and 9am - 6pm in the Summer (more about the cafe below).
Parking
In line with national policy, parking charges apply for blue badge holders.
Our parking charges are ; £1.80 up to 1 hour
£3.00 up to 2 hours
£4.50 up to 3 hours
£6.00 up to 4 hours
£8.00 over 4 hours
£20.00 minibus parking
£50.00 coach parking
£50.00 Discovery Pass (available online or from the Visitor Centre Monday - Sunday - 9.30am - 4.30am).

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