The nation's forests and facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.
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.

Please note from 1 April, parking charges will be as follows: 

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. Please note our car park machines are cash only and we 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. The toilets are now open. 

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, a bike park for experienced riders, 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.

At a glance 

  • 3 walking trails 
  • 2 cycling trails 
  • Orienteering trails 
  • Horse riding 
  • Play areas 
  • Picnic areas
  • Mobile café 
  • Toilets are now open
  • Dogs welcome
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