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The toilet block will be closed on Monday 10th August due to essential repairs. Ladies and all accessibility toilets are available in the cafe and there is a portable block of toilets for the gentlemen located by the information point.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

Please note that last entry is at 6.15pm.

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

 

 

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 7pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 7pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 7pm
Thursday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 7pm
Friday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 7pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 7pm
Sunday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 10am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 7pm

How to find us

How to find us
High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon
Sat Nav Postcode: IP27 0AF
By Car

Find us off the B1107 between Brandon and Thetford, just off the A11.

OS Grid Ref
TL 807 864

52.4344514, 0.6632409

Parking and prices

Day visitors to High Lodge Visitor Centre, Thetford Forest, can now pre-pay in advance online for a full day visit up to seven days in advance, tickets are limited and available on a first to book basis. 

Pre-pay for parking

We have reopened our car parks but at reduced capacity. Please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park is full, and come another time.  

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.  We will only be accepting cashless payments for site entry at the Information Point.

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Early bird exit before 11am £3.00
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £5.00
Up to 3 hours £7.50
Up to 4 hours £9.50
All day £12.50

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £26.00 fixed fee

Coaches - £44.00 fixed fee

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
Pay on foot system

Facilities and access

Currently, not all of our visitor facilities are open. We are working hard to find a way to start to reopen our other facilities but will only do so when it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that the social distancing is possible. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you:  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

BBQ’s are not permitted and you cannot bring a BBQ on to site. This is to discourage group gatherings.   

ToiletsOpen
Play area (s)Limited opening
CafeTakeaway only
Walking TrailsOpen
Cycling TrailsOpen
Car ParkOpen
Go ApeOpen
Bike Art cycle hire  Open

Open play areas:

  • Parts of the Activity Trail 
  • Teen swings / toddler swings / giant swing / tyre swing / birds nest swing
  • Zip wire
  • Seesaw
  • Maypole
  • Parts of the Sound Trail

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

 

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Activities at High Lodge

Future Forest sculpture
Future Forest at High Lodge
BBQ Alice Holt Family
Picnics and barbecues at High Lodge
Archery bow
Archery at High Lodge
Back to Wilderness at High Lodge
Back to Wilderness at High Lodge
children enjoying play areas in the forest
Children's play area at High Lodge
mountain biker on downhill trail
Cycling and mountain biking trails at High Lodge
Face painting generic
Face painting at High Lodge
Go ape forest segway high lodge
Go Ape Forest Segway at High Lodge
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at High Lodge
Go ape tree top adventure high lodge
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at High Lodge
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at High Lodge
Horse riders on a woodland trail
Pony rides at High Lodge
Child jumping on trampoline
Thurston Leisure at High Lodge
walkers enjoying a walk through nature in autumn
Walking trails at High Lodge
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