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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

 

Weekdays

Monday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Tuesday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Wednesday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Thursday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Cafe 9am - 8pm
Friday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm

Weekends

Saturday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Sunday
Main car park 8am - 8pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm

How to find us

How to find us
Hicks Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote
Sat Nav Postcode: LE65 2UP
By Car

From Ashby Road take Willesley Woodside. The carpark for Hicks Lodge will be on the right.

By Public Transport

There is no public transport to this site.

OS Grid Ref
SK 329 155

52.7364716, -1.5141606

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Hicks Lodge.

You can now use RingGo* at Hicks Lodge which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

*There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

 

The charge for the dedicated horse box parking area is £6. You will need a key for parking here. Please collect this on arrival from the café.

Thank you for paying to park. We use the money you spend on parking to look after the nation’s forests. We don’t make a profit and rely on the support of our visitors and members, so every penny you spend is invested by Forestry England back into the management of our woodlands and is needed to make Hicks Lodge a great place for a day out.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £4.00
All day £6.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 5

Facilities and access

  • We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Hicks Lodge without legal restrictions. Please remember to take personal responsibility for your health and hygiene and respect others if they wish to continue with some safety measures, such as wearing a mask or social distancing.
  • 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.
Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Bird hide
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Wildlife hide

Contact details

Activities at Hicks Lodge

Little girl climbing in play area
Children's play area at Hicks Lodge
Man cycling at Hicks Lodge
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Hicks Lodge
bench in front of a lake
Walking at Hicks Lodge
Bird hide next to lake at hicks lodge
Bird hide at Hicks Lodge
Child on Gruffalo Spotters trail
Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Hicks Lodge
Horse Corral at Hicks Lodge
Horse Riding at Hicks Lodge
couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest
Picnics at Hicks Lodge
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