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Alice Holt Forest

(Surrey)

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
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:

£1.80 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 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

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 Rebecca - Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior, on 29 May 2016
I took my youngest up in the junior one and he got a bit scared and there was a lovely person called ash who saved the day and really help. She helped my boy across and made him start loving it again she was brilliant
Rated 5 Bananas Andrew - Tree Top Junior, on 29 May 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed it. However one junior and one adult is a bit scared of heights. (We were before we went, but like a challenge)
Rated 5 Bananas Katie - Tree Top Adventure, on 28 May 2016
Awesome day out... what more can i day. Loved it!! Cant wait to do the next one☺
Rated 5 Bananas shirley - Zip Trekking Adventure, on 26 May 2016
Pushed me out of my comfort zone, but really enjoyed it all.
Rated 5 Bananas Patricia - Tree Top Junior, on 23 May 2016
My booking was for my son's 7th birthday celebration. The staff on the course were great and provided significant support for one of the boys who had a fear of heights. They patiently talked with him, demonstrated the safety of the harness, but left him to use the ground based practice area to build up his confidence. They kept talking to him every 10-15 minutes, and finally after about 40 minutes, following a chat with one of his other friends, he finally went up and almost completed loop 1 but the zip wire caused concern. An instructor came up, and they managed to get him down in tandem (albeit under protest), but the experience can't have been that bad as he ran straight back round to go back onto loop 1. On the second attempt, the zip wire needed a little cajoling, and with my permission, the instructor gently launched him off the platform (under modest protest), but by the 3rd time, he was able to launch himself off and I think would have gone round many more times if time hadn't run out!
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