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Alice Holt Forest

(Surrey)

Near Farnham

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

Site 5 is currently closed on our Tree Top Adventure until further notice.

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 (...it 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
Surrey
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 www.forestry.gov.uk 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 greg - Tree Top Adventure, on 18 April 2014
Over from Australia, Safety brief great. One section shut explained and alternatives offered, with a partial refund. Had a great time, but won't be back for a while...It's a long way to go.
Rated 5 Bananas Jo - Tree Top Junior, on 17 April 2014
The kids had a fantastic time today. The staff were really accommodating and helpful. Thank you very much. Would recommend this to anyone and I had 4 very happy children !!!
Rated 3 Bananas Faye - Tree Top Junior, on 17 April 2014
I phoned up to book my go ape and unfortunately found the girl who served me quite unhelpful and rude. On arrival the girl who served us was lovely and helpful ... When the 4 juniors went down they were fitted with the gear and then just asked which line they wanted to be attached too and told to watch their hair and fingers ... I thought the safety talk could of explained what happened if they fell etc and that they would be safe. The kids loved the course , however most of the time there were at least 4 people of a platform and 4 on a crossing , the helpers were just stood around chatting and didn't really monitor this , there was also far too many people on the course and most of the hour was stood waiting to move on. I have done go ape a few times and never had any complaints , unfortunately like anything this course and centre seemed to be about the money and not the experience for the people paying.
Rated 5 Bananas Isabel - Tree Top Adventure, on 14 April 2014
Great experience, but having done 3 different courses, we felt this one was a bit short! Could also have had some more challenging crossings. Will definitely do Go Ape again but probably not at Alice Holt, though staff were great (especially Dennis)
Rated 5 Bananas David - Tree Top Junior, on 8 April 2014
I took my six year old son and his friend to Junior Go Ape. They had a fantastic time and haven't stopped talking about it since. We'll definitely be going back again. I was really impressed by the thought that had gone into the course, the quality of the structures and the safety measures. A Great way to spend an inset day!
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