Playwood is closed on Wednesday 5 October for improvements. We hope to reopen soon.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

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

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

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.


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, a bike ride or a tranquil walk through the forest discovering our wildlife, we know you will love your visit. We have lots of different trails and exciting play areas for you to discover, as well as our popular Gruffalo sculptures. 

What’s here

Pop along and meet our friendly team in our Visitor Centre, they're hear to help with any questions you may have.

For our exciting and relaxing activities as well as cycle hire, visit our Activity Centre with health and fitness activitiesIf you fancy a thrilling adventure, try one of our Go Ape Tree-Top trails – pre booking essential.

While you're here, check out our popular play areas, structures and trails, perfect for all the family.

If you're feeling peckish or in need of some refreshment, visit our lovely Cafe for some tasty treats. They have a wide variety of options and can cater for all dietary requirements. Our toilets can be found next to the Cafe and the Visitor Centre.

If you like bikes, why not try our Cycle Trails and Cycle hire? Our cycle hire gives you the chance to try our trails without even needing to bring a bike with you, and if you need a bit of a boost, our electric bikes will get you further into the forest without your legs needing to do all the work.

Fun for all the family includes our unique Gruffalo Sculptures, see who you can find in the deep, dark woods. And for 2022, try our extremely popular Superworm Trail, and find out all about forest heroes! Activity Packs are available to purchase from the Visitor Centre and Activity Centre.

If peace and quiet is what you're after, then try our Walking trails and Wellbeing trail, for some tranquility in our beautiful forest.

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.
  • 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. No portable barbecues, disposable barbecues, fires or camp stoves are allowed at Alice Holt Forest.
  • We only accept card and contactless payments apart from the cafe where you can also pay by cash.




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 wonderful opportunity for natural cycling. Check out our 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 or why not try our bikes that are available to hire!

Cycle Hire at Alice Holt Forest

Our bike hire is open at weekends, public holidays and from Monday to Friday during the school holidays (next holidays are 24-28 October) and between 9.00am to 5.00pm. At other times we can open for pre-booked groups. Please contact us on 07818 901 627 for more details.

We are delighted to offer electric bikes, touring bikes and 24” bikes for 8-11 year olds, as well as trailers, tag alongs and baby seats for your little ones. There’s no need to book, just come along and speak to our friendly team at the Activity Centre.

Price per hour

Adult ebike

£15 Junior ebike  £12.50 Adult mountain bike £10 Child bike  £7.50 Trailer/tagalong £5 Baby seat  Free

Inclusive Cycling at Alice Holt Forest

The Alice Holt inclusive cycling fleet has a wide range of bikes to make cycling accessible to everyone, and the volunteers will help you choose the right bike to match your circumstances and show you how to ride and where to go in the forest.

Sessions are held every Thursday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm and are open and on a first come first served basis.

Family cycling trail at Alice Holt Forest

The Family Cycle Trail is the perfect way for the whole family to see the wider forest. 



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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