Open every day except Christmas Day. The site opens at 8:00am every day and the closing times are as follows:
November to February - 5:00pm
March - 6:30pm
April - 8:00pm
May to August - 9:00pm
September - 7:30pm
October - 6:30pm
For a quieter forest experience, we recommend planning your visit for early morning (before 10.00am) or in the evening (after 4.00pm). The forest is usually less busy on week days.
Please note that if you put the postcode in to your satnav it will take you to the nearby Speech House Hotel - you can follow brown signs from there to find us.
Follow tourist signs for the Forest of Dean. Take the B4226 Coleford to Cinderford road. Beechenhurst is located between the B4234 crossroads (Parkend/Lydbrook) and the Speech House Hotel.
Or go car-free
We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.
From Coleford - number 25 (stops a short walk away).
From Lydney - number 23 bus, change at Coleford to number 25 bus
Cinderford - number 25 bus.
Pay for your parking with cash, debit/credit card or use the RingGo app. We recommend downloading the app to your phone before you visit.
You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31002 (cars) or 31003 (minibus or motorhome).
There is a small convenience charge for using this service. See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.
Forest of Dean members park for free. Buy your Membership now for £40 and simply display your pass in your vehicle without queuing for a ticket. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after the Forest of Dean for everyone.
Minibuses/motorhomes - peak £10.00, off peak £8.00
Coaches/minibuses with trailers - peak £12.00, off peak £10.00
If you arrive car-free there is no charge, find out more.
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information.