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Alice Holt Forest

(Surrey)

Near Farnham

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

Our Tree Top Junior will remain open during the weekends in December and January - don’t forget a pair of gloves!

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.

Please note. Our 2015 prices are: Tree Top Adventure, £33 Adults (16+), £25 Children (10 – 15 year olds). Tree Top Junior £18 per Tarzan.

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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 Amanda - Tree Top Junior, on 20 October 2014
Staff were great with the kids very cool day out! Thank you
Rated 4 Bananas Greg - Tree Top Junior, on 20 October 2014
We arrived and was sent to put on harnesses. We waited for 15 minutes for this to happen. There were 6 girls on my two daughters brithday party. My booking was for 2pm. They started on the course at 2.20pm. They were not allowed to go around again when presenting themselves as 3pm.I paid some £100 for 40 minutes and therefore did not see this as value for money when promised 1 hour . I did raise this with one of the supervising staff and they stated that they were very busy. That not my concern I am afraid. You apear to be keen to get the business but do not provide the full experfience as promised.G Herne
Rated 5 Bananas Elizabeth - Tree Top Junior, on 20 October 2014
My husband and I took our 6 year old son. We all had the best time ever. It was great to see our son hanging and fooling around like a monkey from the tree tops! The course is well designed and you are allowed on several times within your hour. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It's a little expensive for 1 hour so won't be able to return as often as we would like to.
Rated 5 Bananas Fredrik - Tree Top Adventure, on 20 October 2014
Just frightening enough.
Rated 4 Bananas Debbie - Tree Top Junior, on 19 October 2014
Excellent facilities for all the family. However, was very disappointed that you have a 1 metre height rule and during our visit this was not adhered to. A little boy no older than 3 was allowed on the course with this father. This was very frustrating for everyone else as the little boy was so small his little legs could not reach from one platform to the other and his father just stood back and let him take his time. All the other children behind were understandably getting very impatient as they just wanted to get around each course as quick as they could in order to have another go. Therefore, I feel that our group - five in total were not able to take full advantage of their allocated time on the course. Added to this, as my great nephew - this was his birthday treat with friends, got all little loud in questioning why it was taking so long - the young lady who was working on the zip wire was very rude to him shouting at him and telling him to be patient and giving him some very dirty looks. Had she made her way down from her position I would have had words with her about this. She should have been able to see why all these children were getting frustrated - and tried to assist with the situation and not make it worse for them. I teach customer service for the worlds biggest airline and did not feel on this occasion that we received the service we should have. What should have been a GREAT experience for my great nephew and his friends was disappointing. Rules are in place for a reason - and I feel on this occasion your staff broke them to the disappointment of others. I await your reply.
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