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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. 

Please note that last entry is at 5pm.

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 9am - 4.30pm
Information point 10am - 5pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 9.30am - 4.30pm
Information point 10am - 5pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 9.30am - 4.30pm
Information point 10am - 5pm
Thursday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 9am - 4.30pm
Information point 10am - 5pm
Friday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Bike Art 9am - 5pm
Cafe 9am - 4.30pm
Information point 10am - 5pm

Weekends

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

How to find us

How to find us
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 full capacity. We are generally busiest from 11am to 2pm so avoid arriving between these times, if you can .

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. Please see below for details of our facilities.

On site BBQ hire is available but you cannot bring a BBQ on to site.  

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

Open (pre-booked only) 

Orienteering Open

The toilets will be closed 1.30pm to 2pm for cleaning. Please wear a face covering when using the toilet facilities on site. 

Please check our play area pages for updates.

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

 

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
BBQ
Baby changing facilities
Bike wash
Bird hide
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Information point
Picnic area
Play Area
Ranger's Office
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Activities at High Lodge

BBQ Alice Holt Family
Barbecues and picnics 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
Running club at Haldon Forest
Couch to 5k at High Lodge
mountain biker on downhill trail
Cycling and mountain biking trails at High Lodge
Couple with dog walking away through a forest clearing
Fir trail 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
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
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