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Alice Holt Forest

Super worm trail, Gruffalo orienteering, Walk, Cycle, Go-Ape, Playground, Trail, bug hunting, Pond-Dipping, Party rooms, BBQ and Cafe

Alice Holt Forest in Farnham

Come for a great day out in the woods! You can walk, cycle, play or have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our café and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest. 

Party ideas.  We have had a few parties here. Take a look here for some ideas

Forest Opening Times

  • Car park open daily from 8am to 6pm
  • Visitor Centre and Activity Centre open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm

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Zog Activity Trail at Alice Holt

Get set for a wonderful new family trail from the brilliant minds behind The Highway Rat and Gruffalo!

Follow panels and complete activities along the way as you head on a forest journey with Zog. Look out for characters from the story, uncover hidden signs on reveal panels and learn as Zog did at dragon school.

What to wear?

Outdoor clothing and sensible footwear appropriate for the weather.  Ski suits are really good for children when taking part in autumn and winter outdoor activities as they keep the child snug and offer brilliant protection when splashing in puddles :) We have ones similar to this.

There are so many trees here why not make a little educational trip. get your little ones a book or worksheet and help them identify the trees you find.

 We love packing these and hunting for all the things on the cards.  We love packing these and hunting for all the things on the cards. The children have little bags for collecting the items. These are great for allowing the kids to easily see what they have collected so far.



The open areas lend themselves to a bit of bird watching.  This kit contains everything you need to take your family bird watching, including bird identifcation cards and binoculars.

Go ape(£18), cycle party (£9.90), Orienteering party (£2), BBQ hire, Wild learning party (from £6.50), cabin hire (£45)

Party Price: £0.00

Classroom Hire

Hire one of our classrooms for running your own event. 
We offer a long hire for 4 hours or a short hire for 2 hours.

Classroom 1 facilities include: chairs, tables, toilets and a small kitchen with a kettle and a fridge. The classroom garden is accessible through the rear door where there are benches and seats.

Classroom 2 facilities include: chairs, tables and a small kitchen with a kettle and a fridge.

Hirers are responsible for cleaning the floor and tables, removing all rubbish and replacing the furniture at the end of the booking.

For further details and bookings contact us on 0300 067 4448.

Cancellations made by the hirer after booking confirmation may be subject to a 50% cancellation fee within a month and 100% cancellation fee within 2 weeks of the booking.

Birthday Parties

Unfortunately we no longer run ranger-led parties at Alice Holt (such as pond dipping and minibeast hunting). There are however several other options on site:

Building shelters and learning bushcraft skills on a Teen Survival eventWilderness Watch
Nigel, our survival expert, can offer exciting outdoor party sessions. Den Building for up to 20 children aged 7+ (1 1/2 hours).Campfire and Food for up to 20 children aged 7+ (3 hours). 
Classroom Capers (messy fun making cardboard teepees plus a discovery walk) for up to 15 children aged 3 - 6 years (1 1/2 hours).
Please note the classroom must be booked separately.
For details and prices contact Nigel on 01420 476808 / 07989 652757 or email [email protected] .



Go ape - Tree Top  AdventureGo Ape is an option for older children (aged 10+). Their tree top adventure combines breathtaking scenery, tree-top wires, crossings & wind-in-your-face zip wires for an action packed party.

Tree Top Junior is ideal for parties for younger children aged 4+.
Contact Go Ape on 01420 520933 to book.



School visit to Alice Holt - Orienteering Orienteering packs are available from the Café to use with our permanent orienteering course on site. The packs contain everything you need to use the course and cost £2 each.

Or use our play areas and trails for inspiration for your own birthday party (for example a pirate themed party aboard the ship or a animal adventure along the Habitat Trail).


Party Catering from the Cafe on the Green

Birthday parties are a speciality for the Cafe, offering pirate and fairy themes as well as party bags and other activities to ensure the parents get to enjoy the celebrations too.
Contact the Cafe on 01420 521267 for more details and prices.


Family barbecue at Wenchford picnic site. Forest of DeanIf 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.

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Venue Details

Opening Times:

Monday 08:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 to 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 to 21:00
Thursday 08:00 to 21:00
Friday 08:00 to 21:00
Saturday 08:00 to 21:00
Sunday 08:00 to 21:00


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