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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.

Feb half term – 14/2/15 – 22/2/15

Open weekends until Easter.

Open daily from 21/3/15.

Term time – closed Thursday.

Open daily October half term – 24/10/15 – 01/11/15

Open weekends in November.

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:

£1.80 up to 1 hour

£3.00 up to 2 hours

£4.50 up to 3 hours

£6.00 up to 4 hours

£8.00 over 4 hours

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:

£1.80 up to 1 hour

£3.00 up to 2 hours

£4.50 up to 3 hours

£6.00 up to 4 hours

£8.00 over 4 hours

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

The Anchor Inn

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 Lindsey - Tree Top Junior, on 1 September 2015
The instructors did a fab job of helping my son overcome his nerves and complete Loop 1 many times. He is already talking about coming back when his little sister is tall enough to join in and next time he wants to conquer Loop 2. Truly the stuff of great memories.
Rated 5 Bananas Claire - Tree Top Junior, on 1 September 2015
Very friendly staff, extremely helpful and encouraging with my daughter who was very nervous. Our first experience of go ape and it definitely won't be our last.
Rated 4 Bananas Karen - Tree Top Junior, on 30 August 2015
Was a good experience, took my two grandsons aged 5 and 7, as the youngest was under 6 I had to supervise and join in, the experience was good but I did feel it was very expensive for what it is, for just over one hours entertainment, maybe payment by the hour would be better. Only daving grace was that A visit to Alice Holt is free apart from the parking, so still lots to do after the hour spent on Go Ape.
Rated 4 Bananas Bridget - Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior, on 29 August 2015
Had a great time. Would comment that it would be helpful for you to explain why kids under 16 need an adult to accompany them in the TTA. We did not realise the responsibility involved with ensuring you are always attached between crossings. Had we known this we would not have queried why our very physically able 13yr olds needed adult supervision. Also, perhaps a good idea to allow parent judgment on whether kids using TTJ need an adult with them. We had one 7 year old who did not need adult supervision by Go Ape but who was not happy herself to go on without Mum, and twin 5 year olds who did need adult supervision by Go Ape but who could not have cared less whether Mum was there or not - they were swinging through the trees as though they were born there! V friendly staff. Great time thanks
Rated 5 Bananas Sam - Tree Top Junior, on 28 August 2015
I would like to commend all the staff but particularly Nick and George and a girl whose name I do not know. My 8 yr daughter Emma was scared of the zip wire and one of the boys took exceptional care and time encouraging her with the help of the girl he went down along side her and she was ecstatic that she had overcome her fear. She went on to loop 2 on her own, down the zip wire several more times. My 4 yr old Jake went round loop 1 with no problem and the zip wire but loop 2 scared him. The other boy went up and joined him and took him from me and he too overcame his fear. I cannot praise them and there patience more highly. They made the experience for all 6 of us most pleasurable and can't wait to do it again. A
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