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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 Barbara - Tree Top Junior, on 30 July 2014
The children were extremely well looked after. Smiles were abundant all round - from children and staff. My grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had requested this second visit. No doubt I will be pestered for a return visit!
Rated 5 Bananas Leanne - Tree Top Junior, on 30 July 2014
My children absoloutely loved this, last year I had to do the course with them as one of them was not old enough to go on his own but this year we had promised that they could go on their own and apparently it was much more fun without mum cramping their style! I do feel that it is an expensive activity and because of that we have to limit this to a once a year treat, if it cost less I would treat them a few times a year as they love it so much.
Rated 5 Bananas Leigh - Tree Top Junior, on 30 July 2014
My twins absolutely loved it, we are waiting until next year when they are both 10 years of age so that we can all do the adult version together.They had such a lot of fun and wouldn't stop talking about it for the rest of the day.Such a great idea and well run by the team of young people, very friendly and incredibly helpful, especially when a young girl was too scared to continue they were able to get her round the last part of the course and down to safety with the minimum amount of fuss. I also liked the fact they were able to divert some children who were also not keen on going down the zip wire again without fuss.Very impressed with the whole set up and cannot wait until I can have a go next year!
Rated 5 Bananas Katie - Tree Top Adventure, on 30 July 2014
I had a great day with two friends for one of their birthdays. Staff were very friendly and a number of them wished her a happy birthday which was really nice. We were able to take our time round the course, taking nearly 3 hours! But we didn't feel rushed at all, we just let people behind us go first so we didn't feel pressured. The safety briefing was very clear which is very important since you are fully responsible for your safety up some very high trees! We were shocked when we finished the 3rd course to find that there were two more to tackle! It is definitely worth the money when you take your time and enjoy watching your tribe jump through the trees. We had a great day out., thank you go ape! I'll be sure to try another go ape forest soon!
Rated 5 Bananas Elizabeth - Tree Top Junior, on 29 July 2014
The staff at Alice Holt were amazing and boosted the confidence in my cub scouts when they got scared. They were so welcoming and my cubs loved every bit of it they were sad it ended!! Great day and great staff
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