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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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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 Lisa - Tree Top Junior, on 25 November 2015
Children can go wild great experience for them, aids there sense of heights fantastic development of gross motor skills what a memory thank you superb staff great with kids.
Rated 5 Bananas Antony - Tree Top Adventure, on 24 November 2015
I have a fear of heights so it was extremely challenging to do the zip wire on the third part of the course. My youngest had just turn 10 that day and it was a birth gift. He loved it and he gained so much from the experience. Although it took us three hours (me and my two sons) we had an excellent time and it was well worth the money. Thank you.
Rated 5 Bananas Nigel - Tree Top Junior, on 23 November 2015
Our girls (7&8yrs) have wanted to do this for ages! They loved every moment - they set a challenge for each section when they were on 2nd/3rd circuits. Both desperate to take a friend for their next birthdays!
Rated 5 Bananas Lorraine - Tree Top Adventure, on 23 November 2015
Dave our instructor was fabulous. We were with a group of 10 year olds, going on the 'high trees' for the first time. Dave made sure everyone was listening and thoroughly understood the safety elements, was on the ground checking we were proceeding correctly at all times. Amazing Birthday and fantastic staff - Thank you. Lorraine Ross
Rated 5 Bananas Jane - Tree Top Junior, on 23 November 2015
My grandson and his friend had a whale of a time. The helpers were exceptionally good in that our 2 boys got stuck behind a dad and a little one who really couldn't cope. Our 2 were allowed a couple of extra goes as they had taken almost 20 mins to do 2 crossings. This was exceptional service from the staff and we thanked them profusely. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the death slide and competing with each other to see who could land on their feet and not their bottoms ! They succeeded on the 3rd attempt. Will definitely visit next year
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