The nation's forests and facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.
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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Opening times are seasonal, please see below:

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

Please follow the latest Government guidance for travel.

  • The car park is open, but with a reduced capacity. We accept card payment only.
  • We are not currently accepting bookings for coaches and minibuses
  • When the car park reaches capacity it will be temporarily closed. We know this is frustrating, but please be prepared to return home and visit another time. You can view updates on our social media
  • 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

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

Facilities and access

Our car park and toilets remain open, but please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park looks busy, or is full,  and come another time.  

Our play areas are currently open. 

The cafe is open for take away food and drink only. Bike hire and archery have been withdrawn.

We are operating as a cashless site. Please ensure you can pay for parking and other purchases by card.

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!

No portable barbecues, disposable barbecues, fires or camp stoves are allowed at Alice Holt Forest. 

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines. 

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

Accessible play trail
Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Play Area

Contact details

Activities at Alice Holt Forest

family cycling
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Alice Holt
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest Runners group spring
Fitness and wellbeing activities at Alice Holt Forest
Older couple walking in the woods in autumn
Walking trails at Alice Holt
Cosmos sculpture
Cosmos at Alice Holt
Boy fishing
Fishing at Alice Holt
Orange, black and white and butterfly on leaf
Forest Find | Alice Holt Forest
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Alice Holt
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Alice Holt
Children on Gruffalo Spotters trail
Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Alice Holt
Family walking on a woodland trail
Habitat trail at Alice Holt
Horse riders on a woodland trail
Horse riding at Alice Holt
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Nordic Walking at Alice Holt
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Alice Holt
Running trainers on forest floor
parkrun at Alice Holt
child playing on play equipment
Playwood at Alice Holt
adults on a run on a woodland trail
Running trails at Alice Holt
Easy access paths through the wood with man on tramper
The Easy Access Trail at Alice Holt
Child playing on Timberline play structure
Timberline trail at Alice Holt
Woman walking through the forest towards sunbeams
Wellbeing trail at Alice Holt Forest
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