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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 Shirley - Forest Segway, on 22 September 2014
I booked for a birthday treat for my grandson he went on go ape with his cousin, they enjoyed the adventure and would like to have gone on the 3 hour experience, perhaps another time, I also have two others who are 5 and 6 who want to go on the junior course so we will be spending more time enjoying birthday treats. We all met up as a family and enjoyed a picnic lovely afternoon at Alice Holt.many thanksShirley Moran.
Rated 3 Bananas Emma - Tree Top Junior, on 22 September 2014
Booked for son's 10th birthday and it was voted the "best birthday EVER". They had an excellent time. However, from a mum perspective, a couple of groans. Firstly, this was booked as a birthday, but party for my son and 9 of his friends but nothing really done to make the birthday boy feel special - just felt like a group booking. Shame. Secondly, it was VERY busy. And they got stuck behind a very slow little girl (in fact she was virtually stationery) which held everyone else up. The boys ended up standing on platforms/crossings for ages before they could move on and even then they had to progress very slowly and as a result they did not get as many goes on the course as they should have. In addition really not helpful when grown ups in the same party referred to above try to challenge themselves by doing it backwards also going very slowly. I do think the support team should have spotted this and intervened/helped, it caused a MASSIVE back log and was not fair on the others. Lastly, at the end, they were one minute over time and desperately for one more go and despite explaining that they had been stuck behind a very slow girl several times, they weren't allowed. They boys were fine and it didn't spoil my son's day, but I was not impressed - this was a special birthday (and an expensive one) and sadly on this occasion I don't think I got value for money.
Rated 5 Bananas Helen - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 September 2014
All of it for different reasons
Rated 5 Bananas Tracy - Tree Top Junior, on 22 September 2014
The marshals were fab. One of the children I bought along was having a bit of a panic attack and the go ape guys were so kind to him and helped him down after they had tried to get him across the rope ladder. They acted really quickly and made a bad experience much better for him. He was back on it 10 minutes later. Have recommended to several friends as feel that it is a safe and fun day out for the kids. Thank you
Rated 5 Bananas Neil - Tree Top Adventure, on 22 September 2014
Actual experience is always great - this one was for a son's birthday party. We would go a lot more often if it was cheaper. Usually the booking process would get 5 stars. This time, however, I had a discount code which had been e-mailed to me some time before. At no time during the booking process was I asked for the code. On other websites there is a box on the "payment details" screen. When there wasn't, I assumed the next page would ask, but when I clicked "submit" it just said my payment had been received. Fortunately the welcome team at the site were able to sort it out with no fuss at all.
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