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Alice Holt Forest


Near Farnham

Something for Everyone. NEW Tree Top Junior at Alice Holt.

One of the best days out in Surrey, there’s something for the whole family at Alice Holt Forest, near Farnham. Whether you’re wanting to ‘monkey around’ in cool adventure playgrounds, ride through the forest on the great bike trails or enjoy our ‘classic’ Tree Top Adventure, you’ll have a wonderful day out.

Alice Holt (close to Farnham and Guildford) is home to our original Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our obstacles whilst enjoying some breathtaking scenery.

If you’re looking for outdoor activities for children, then Go Ape’s got the answer with Tree Top Junior. Fun filled days out of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with an awesome zip wire.

You will be just an arrows flight from where the opening scenes of the Gladiator were filmed.

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Get out and about this season

For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & Book Now' function for exact details of Alice Holt's opening hours.

Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January ( gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Weds/Thurs).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Alice Holt Forest.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 126 metres
  • Longest Crossing 20 metres
  • Total Length 664 metres
  • Number of Crossings 41
  • Highest Point 14 metres

The  Team at Alice Holt

The Address

Go Ape Alice Holt
Bucks Horn Oak
Nr Farnham
GU10 4LS

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates:  51.16679100, -0.84536790.

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By car

Take the A325 from Farnham to Bucks Horn Oak and follow signs to Alice Holt Forest

Alice Holt Forest is only a 'stones throw' from Birdworld so you can follow these signs from the M3. You'll find Alice Holt just a couple of miles after Birdworld on the left hand side.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using sat-nav directions. Please always cross reference with a map.

Please note that the following parking charges apply at Alice Holt: £1.50 - £7

By train

The nearest station is at Bentley, approximately 3 miles from the Forest Centre. From here you can walk through Alice Holt Forest to the forest centre along public rights of way. Alternatively take the train to Farnham and catch the Stagecoach number 18 bus to the Forest.

By bus

Stagecoach number 18 runs from Farnham Station to Bucks Horn Oak, stopping at the Halfway House Pub on the A325. It is just a short walk from here to the forest.

Just be sure to allow plenty of time if you come by public transport - it may take a little while longer than you expect!

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

There's heaps of things to do at Alice Holt:

Why not explore the forest on a bike, or get your walking boots on. Whether you're on two wheels or two feet, this is a beautiful neck of the woods.

Grab a great pint and some fabulous homemade food at The Royal Oak. Just 4 minutes from our Alice Holt course, if you book ahead before or after Go Ape you will receive 10% off your total bill.

Please note that the following parking charges apply at Alice Holt: £1.50 - £7

Alice Holt Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission.
From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit to find out more.

Staying Over

Need a place to crash?
Our friends below (excuse the pun) come highly recommended from the tree-tops...

Campsites and holiday parks near Farnham

Adhurst Wood Yurts - A rambling woodland which has been home, in its time, to everything from amateur dramatics to cricket matches.

Two Hoots Campsite - a quiet and secluded site nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside

Old Thorns Manor Hotel

Youth Hostel Hindhead

Farnham House Hotel

Holiday Inn, Guildford

Feedback from Alice Holt Forest

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas Charlotte - Tree Top Adventure, on 20 September 2014
Great staff at Alice Holt, very knowledgeable and professional. We did have a dog with us and had to leave it in the car (luckily it wasn't a hot day), it would be great if there was somewhere they could be left in safety.
Rated 4 Bananas John - Tree Top Junior, on 19 September 2014
Great idea and excellent staff BUT the 'experience' is limited by time - like the band system in a swimming pool. If a participant is very slow/cautious or even worse needs rescuing by one of your staff the number of 'circuits' other participants wish to make is reduced. This is unfair. Technology is available that would deal with this so that every participant has the opportunity to make the same number of circuits.
Rated 5 Bananas Jane - Tree Top Adventure, on 17 September 2014
I did treetop junior with a small group of children and treetop adventure with two other adults. Both times everyone had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience (even one of the more cautious children.) The staff were very enthusiastic and helpful. A lot of fun all round - thank you
Rated 5 Bananas Catherine - Tree Top Adventure, on 17 September 2014
Our youngest called it 'being monkeys but with equipment!' My family loved it but I was really terrified at times - but I did it!! Talking from a nervous GoApe perspective..... We went as a family - my husband was keen, as were our daughters age 12 and 16, whereas I was a bit aprehensive as I am not sporty or daring!! The safety brief covered everthing we needed to know and the first of the 5 sections was a try out bit where the group leader made sure procedures (always stay attached!!) were done correctly and every person did a climb up the rope ladder, moving across between 2 trees & down a zip wire. Anyone who felt unhappy with what they were about to do could pull out then and get a refund. I found the rope ladders really tricky, and we got up high pretty quickly! The staff kept an eye on us from the ground, making sure everyone was ok and shouted encouragement. At certain points there was a choice of ways across. I think we took about 2 & a half hours to go round. Others in the group were alot quicker. For the nervous or tired out you could stop at the end of a section if you have had enough! You are sure to get covered in bark chips at some point and you need to wear clothes that you can really move around in - you often have to take giant steps mid air! I found it really difficult at times but I managed to do it! The family hope to do it again next year... so I'd better get ready to take it on again!
Rated 5 Bananas Tiaan - Tree Top Junior, on 16 September 2014
The kids (5 and 9) absolutely loved it, and the service was great. The zip wire was the favourite bit, and as we were there when it was very quiet the got to go around the course several times. We had a great day! For us though, it is just too expensive to be something we could do frequently. We live close and I'm sure the kids would gladly visit weekly, but for a collective price of £51 we cannot afford it.
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