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 - 4pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Thursday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Friday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm
Sunday
Opening hours 9am - 4pm

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

Activities at Rendlesham Forest

girl on a swing in a playground
Children's play area at Rendlesham Forest
Lady jumping off a jump on a mountain bike track
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Rendlesham Forest
Three people walking along a forest track
Easy access trail at Rendlesham Forest
Two horse riders in high vis and helmets on a forest path
Horse riding at Rendlesham Forest
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Rendlesham
Whinlatter park run start
parkrun at Rendlesham Forest
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Rendlesham
Couple walking in autumn forest
Walking trails at Rendlesham Forest

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 - also known as Thorpe Forest - 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 is a great place for a day out.

Visit safely

Throughout the year, various recreational events are held in the woodland. Please take note of any marshals and safety signage in place when you visit.

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