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

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. 

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Thursday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Friday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm
Sunday
Opening hours 9am - 6pm

How to find us

How to find us
Tangham, Woodbridge
Sat Nav Postcode: IP12 3NF
By Car

Follow the B1084 Woodbridge to Orford road.  

OS Grid Ref
TM354484

52.0844243, 1.4301617

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Rendlesham Forest. 

Up to 2 hours: £3.00. All day: £5.00. Minibuses/coaches: £5.00 for am and £5.00 for pm.

There are four car parks. Our main car park, the horsebox / overflow car park and the Plane Spotters car park (adjacent to the runway) have parking charges. Butley Corner car park, which can be found north of the B1084, a short distance from the entrance to the forest centre, is a free car park. Our car park machines accept card and cash payments but are unable to give change.  

You can now use RingGo at Rendlesham Forest 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.

Location Codes - 31065 (car), 31066 (minibus), 31067 (coach or horsebox).

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 2 hours £3.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £5.00 (am), £5.00 (pm)

Coaches - £5.00 (am), £5.00 (pm)

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 2

Facilities and access

Please take all your litter home with you. 

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets

Contact details

Discover Rendlesham on foot or by bike, a stunning forest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Rendlesham Forest is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There's something for everyone, including children's play areas, cycle trails, sculptures to discover in Tangham Wood and plenty of places for a picnic.

Walk the UFO trail and discover more about the famous UFO sighting in December 1980.

Scramble, slide and swing your way around our play area.

A challenge for all ages, we have a tube slide, obstacle course, swings, zip-line and much more.

There is something for cyclists of all ages at Rendlesham Forest. 

Two cycle routes of varying distance and difficulty criss-cross the forest.

See the unique flora and fauna of the Sandlings along this easy access trail for all abilities.

Horse riders are welcome to ride on the tracks throughout the forest at Rendlesham (unless signage indicates otherwise). The trails can be accessed at the far end of the parking field or via the parking entrance.

No permit is needed to ride at Rendlesham Forest. Walking and trotting are welcomed, please do not canter or gallop.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Nearby forests

Conifer trees in springtime

Part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Tunstall Forest has a range of beautiful scenery you can explore.

Tunstall Forest consists of coniferous plantations, broadleaved belts and heathland areas which link up with both Tunstall and Blaxhall Common. These areas are great for ground nesting birds such as the Nightjar and Woodlark, so keep your eyes peeled for these species.

 

Sunlight through Conifers

Part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dunwich Forest consists of a mixture of coniferous and broadleaved woodland and is accessible from Dunwich village.

The forest links into some wonderful conservation areas of marshland and wetland and is great for walkers.

Horse riders are also welcome in the forest. Please be aware that husky training takes place within the northern part of the forest before 10.30am and after 4pm.

Beech tree leaves close up

Chalkney Wood is an attractive example of ancient woodland that is currently transitioning to a site of native tree species.

Visitors are welcome to explore the woodland on foot. 

Thetford Forest at sunset

Located within the Thetford Forest district, Harling Woods offers great opportunities to get outdoors and escape to nature.

With open access to a range of paths and trails, a Forest Holiday site and endless woodland to explore, Harling Wood should not be missed! 

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