Playwood play area will be closed for the week from 17 January for essential maintenance.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Our car park is open from 8am - 5pm in  January. 

Opening times are seasonal, please see below:

MonthsOpening hours
May to September8am - 9pm
October8am - 7pm
November8am - 6pm
December to February8am - 5pm
March8am - 6pm
April8am - 7pm

We encourage visitors to arrive before 10.30am, or after 2pm where possible to avoid our busiest times.

How to find us

How to find us
Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham
Sat Nav Postcode: GU10 4LS
By Car

Take the A325 from Farnham to Bucks Horn Oak and follow signs to Alice Holt.  


Or go car-free

By Public Transport

We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.

Take the number 18 bus (between Aldershot and Haslemere) and get off at the stop after the petrol station in Bucks Horn Oak.   

OS Grid Ref
SU 813 417

51.1699307, -0.8371404

Parking and prices

  • We recommend arrival before 10.30am, or after 2pm where possible to avoid our busiest times
  • If you arrive car-free there is no charge, find out more.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Charges at peak times (weekends, school holidays, bank holidays)
Up to 1 hour £3.00
Up to 2 hours £5.00
Up to 3 hours £7.00
Up to 4 hours £9.00
All day £12.00
Off peak charges (weekdays, term time only)
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.50
Up to 3 hours £5.00
Up to 4 hours £6.50
All day £8.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Please book in advance.


Minibus: £30 peak, £20 off peak

Coach: £75 peak, £50 off peak

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 12
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed

Facilities and access

The cafe is open for take away food and drink only. 

We are a cashless site (with the exception of the cafe where you can use cash). Please ensure you can pay for parking and other purchases by card.


For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible play trail
Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Changing places facilities
Dog wash
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Welcome to Alice Holt Forest

Alice Holt has something for everyone, whether you are looking for an exciting treetop adventure or a tranquil journey through the trees looking out for our wildlife, we know you will love your visit. We have lots of different trails and play areas for you to discover, as well as our Gruffalo sculpture.

Know before you go!

  • Please keep highways and gateways clear and leave plenty of room for other road users to pass safely. If the car park is full or too busy please be prepared to turn around and come another day.
  • Please follow the latest government coronavirus guidelines and advice when visiting.
  • Be kind and patient to our staff, volunteers and onsite business partners. They are working hard to help you to get the best out of your visit.
  • The safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors remains our priority. We take the necessary steps to ensure everyone is safe when visiting or working in our forests, which may include reviewing Covid-19 safety measures if we feel the need to do so
  • Bring your own face covering and hand sanitiser.
  • We urge people to leave nothing behind that could harm the beauty of the forest, please take your litter home and dispose of it there, not forgetting to recycle what you can of course!
  • Barbecues are not permitted in any part of our forest.
  • We only accept card and contactless payments apart from the cafe where you can also pay by cash.

At a glance

  • Visitor Centre
  • Cafe - takeaway service only
  • Toilets 
  • Play areas, structures and trails
  • Health and activity sessions
  • Inclusive cycling
  • Go Ape - pre-booking is required further details listed here

Please note that no portable barbecues, disposable barbecues, fires or camp stoves are allowed at Alice Holt Forest.

Superworm with grass and flowers

New Superworm Family Trail

Join Superworm and his friends on this exciting adventure at Alice Holt Forest!

Alice Holt offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling. Check out our two cycling trails and enjoy the fantastic scenery by bike, you will see ancient mighty oaks as well as wildflower rich open spaces during your cycle. 

Our cycle trails are open for you to enjoy with your own bikes. Please follow us on social media for all the latest information and updates.

Cycle hire is currently unavailable.

From gentle group walks to cardio training, discover a wide range of instructor led fitness and wellbeing classes at Alice Holt. 

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful barbecue stands, just bring along good food and company!

Alice Holt has three barbecue hearths available for you to book. Our barbecues are suitable for up to 30 people and comes with its own picnic table. There’s also space for you to bring your own gazebo, up to 3x3m in size. Disposable and portable barbecues are not allowed.

Don't forget to bring your own charcoal and tools!

In order to protect this special landscape from the risk of fire please follow our guidance

No portable barbecues, disposable barbecues, fires or camp stoves are allowed Make sure you book in advance Bring your own charcoal, firelighters, tools, food and good company Only use the barbecue hearths provided, do not use the grass or benches for cooking Do not extinguish the barbecue, close the lid and lock it when you’ve finished and our team will come and clean it afterwards Full Terms and conditions apply

Explore our many waymarked trails or smaller paths that criss-cross Alice Holt Forest. The woods are ideal for just about everyone to enjoy some exercise, from a gentle family walk to a good long invigorating stroll.


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