Activities at Haldon Forest Park

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Haldon Forest Park
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  Summer opening times are listed below.  


Opening hours 08.30-dusk
Opening hours 08.30-dusk
Opening hours 08.30-dusk
Opening hours 08.30-dusk
Opening hours 08.30-dusk


Opening hours 08.30-dusk
Opening hours 08.30-dusk
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Haldon Forest Park, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter
Sat Nav Postcode: EX6 7XR
By Car

Travelling by car on the A38 turn off at the exit for Exeter Racecourse (there are no slip roads for this turning). Follow the signs for Haldon Forest Park. The Haldon car park is signposted further along the road on the left. For the Mamhead car park follow the signs for Mamhead and Starcross from the A380.

Our postcode for SatNav is EX6 7XR. Make sure you look out for the Haldon blue banners directing you to the car park. Please do not drive up the first entrance labelled 'Office Car Park'.

By Public Transport

The nearest bus stop is at Exeter Racecourse (1 mile away). Take Bus 39 from Exeter Bus Station.

The Exeter Racecourse stop is between the ‘Countess Wear Roundabout’ and ‘Chudleigh Memorial’ and is just opposite the Route 5 restaurant on the A38 dual carriage way.

Please note there is no bus stop on the opposite side of the dual carriage way. To return to Exeter City Centre from the Racecourse you have to get on a 39 bus to Chudleigh Memorial and change there to get on another 39 bus back to the city centre.

OS Grid Ref
SX 884 849

50.651369, -3.582448

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Parking charges apply - please note Discovery Pass holders park for free.  Buy your pass now for £35.  

Parking Charges

Charges at peak times (weekends, school holidays, bank holidays)
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
All day £7.00
Charges at off-peak times (weekdays in term time only)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coaches - £15.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Hire a mobility scooter

We have two Trampers, off-road mobility scooters, to hire at Haldon as part of the Countryside Mobility Scheme. The Trampers are available for hire between 10:00am and 3:00pm most days.

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bike wash
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Ranger's Office
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
The 2nd half of the Red Ridge Ride is closed due to forest operations.

Activities at Haldon Forest Park

Rider on Mountain Bike through trails in the woods
Cycling and Mountain Biking trails
Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure at Haldon Forest Park
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape! Tree Top Junior at Haldon Forest Park
Gruffalo Orienteering at Haldon Forest Park

Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculpture at Haldon Forest Park
Horse riding Haldon Forest
Harcombe Horse Riding Trails
Highway Rat Activity Trail
Highway Rat Activity Trail at Haldon Forest Park
James & The Giant Peach forest adventure kit
My Forest Adventure kit at Haldon Forest Park
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Nordic Walking at Haldon Forest Park

couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest
Picnics at Haldon Forest Park
Family picking their Christmas tree
Real Christmas Trees at Haldon Forest
Running on a dog friendly trail
Running trails
Three guys enjoying Segway in the forest
Segway at Haldon Forest Park
App character touching his moustache
Snarkhunter Digital App at Haldon Forest Park
Group of three people walking past a tree
Walking trails
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