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Children's play area - adventurous facilities for all the family

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

High Lodge is famous for its free adventurous play facilities which are great for kids of any age looking for an adventure in the forest. 

From the Gruffalo, sand play area for toddlers, helter-skelter tunnel slide, to our den building area it is easy for everyone to spend a fun day out playing in the woods. Kids can make their own music in the Sound Trail, play on giant swings, seesaws and pyramids or climb up into the Treehouse to hide out in the canopy. Only their imagination will be the limit to the fun they can have out in the woods even if it is a rainy day and the only thing to do is get muddy splashing in puddles! 

Closed Equipment Update

Pyramid Tower – this was shut last year due to Covid restrictions. Before we were able to re-open it a structural inspection has revealed that three of the large supporting timbers were rotten and required replacing. These have been ordered and we were hoping that the repairs would be made before the start of the summer holidays, however there has been a delay so the work will not be completed until August.

Maypole – The top ropes are worn and require replacing. We have the replacements and the manufacturers are due to make the repairs before the end of July.

Seesaw – A supporting bolt has snapped and needs replacing. This has been ordered and manufacturers are due to make the repairs before the end of July.

Crane Swing (Sound Trail) – We are waiting for a padded buffer to be fitted for safety reasons. We do not have a date for this yet.

Activity information

High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon, IP27 0AF
It is a short walk from the car park to the start of our play facilities at High Lodge, which are close to the café and toilets.
Grade - Easy Access
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Our play facilities are located throughout the forest. The routes are largely flat, and the surfaces will vary from gravel surfaces tracks to natural forest paths.