The nation's forests and essential facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.
There are currently diversions in place on some of our cycle trails for Harvesting and Trail Maintenance works
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 6pm.

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 6pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 6pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 6pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 6pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 6pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 6pm
Thursday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 6pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 6pm
Friday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 6pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 6pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 6pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 6pm
Sunday
Opening hours 9am - 7pm
Bike Art 9am - 6pm
Cafe 9am - 5pm
Information point 10am - 6pm

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

Download the Glide App before your next visit and pay using your phone whilst on site before you leave.

Day visitors to High Lodge Visitor Centre, Thetford Forest can 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

Currently, we are not taking any cash at High Lodge, this includes cash payments for car parking, Membership and activity packs/maps.

We are currently operating at reduced capacity so if you visit during a weekend 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 generally busiest between 11am and 2pm so avoid arriving at these times to prevent disappointment.

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 £8.00
Up to 4 hours £10.00
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, we are not taking any cash at High Lodge and not all of our visitor facilities are open. Please see below for details.

BBQ’s are not permitted and you cannot bring a BBQ on to site.  

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

Open (pre-booked only)

Orienteering and Gruffalo orienteeringOpen

The toilets will be closed 1.30pm to 2pm for cleaning.

Please note that the pyramid tower, maypole and see-saw are currently closed.

The interpretation panels on the heritage trail are currently covered and not accessible due to current safety measures.

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

Archery bow
Archery at High Lodge
Axe in wooden stump
Axe throwing at High Lodge
Back to Wilderness at High Lodge
Back to Wilderness at High Lodge
Running on forest trail
Bootcamp at High Lodge
children enjoying play areas in the forest
Children's play area at High Lodge
Woman doing a sit up
Circuit training at High Lodge
Running club at Haldon Forest
Couch to 5k at High Lodge
mountain biker on downhill trail
Cycling and mountain biking trails at High Lodge
Forest Holidays cabin in the forest on a sunny day
Forest Holidays at Thorpe Forest, Harling Woods
Group doing yoga among the trees in the forest
Forest yoga 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
Adults running along forest path
GO TRI Duathlons at High Lodge
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculpture at High Lodge
Family using Gruffalo Spotters app
Gruffalo Spotters Trail at High Lodge Forest Centre
Trail runners in the forest
Guided trail runs at High Lodge
Couple walking along trail with sun shining through trees
Heritage Trail at High Lodge
Family walking on a woodland trail
Nature trail at High Lodge
Group of women nordic walking in the forest
Nordic Walking at High Lodge
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at High Lodge
BBQ Alice Holt Family
Picnics and barbecues at High Lodge
Family enjoying a woodland trail
Pine trail 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
Group doing yoga among the trees in the forest
Weekly activities at High Lodge
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
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