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Days Out at Alice Holt

Perfect for those who love the great outdoors but want to try something different, Alice Holt is just 4 miles from Farnham and nestled in northern corner of the South Downs National Park. Imagine zip wiring through the trees, taking in some of the most breath-taking sights in Surrey, releasing your inner Tarzan and tackling our obstacles. In this article we explore the range of Go Ape adventures on offer and the added ingredients for a perfect day out.

A group of Go Ape customers walking through the forest towards the course

Go Ape Experiences

If the 14 metre climb into the canopy doesn't take your breath away then the views of the stunning forest will. Your Treetop Challenge adventure at Go Ape Alice Holt combines the beauty of the countryside with crossings to test your nerve and zip wire thrills to that you'll wish would never end.

The high-rise platforms are interlaced with with 41 crossings of varying difficulty. Cleverly designed, the more intrepid can pit their wits against challenging obstacles without the less adventurous getting left behind. The final zip wire ride back to the cabin is something quite special, cruising over the meadow before gliding between a tunnel of trees down to the landing site.

Go Ape Alice Holt comes complete with a Treetop Adventure course for young explorers over 1 metre. Accesing the treetops by stairs, the first loop of the course is all about building their confidence before the crossings get more wobbly. Each loop of the course ends in a fantastic zip wire ride that will really make their day out.

Enjoy the Park

It's a big forest, and a beautiful one too. So make the most of your time here and explore it as much as you can. Whether you want to cycle, have a stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest or settle down to a good old-fashioned picnic, there's something for everyone at Alice Holt.

Younger ones will enjoy the Timberline play trail and older children and adults can put their navigation skills to the test with some orienteering. Furthermore the forest has designated trails for walking, cycling, running and even horse riding, meaning that there are so many ways to enjoy Alice Holt. Rememeber to stop by Cosmos, the striking art installation that is based upon research into carbon dioxide take up and loss from trees in the nearby forest research centre.

Where to Eat

The stunning forest at Alice Holt is the perfect place for a picnic. Bring your own or get some to take away from the kiosk found at the visitor hub. If a proper sit-down meal is more what you're looking for then have we got a suggestion for you! Located on the Guildford Road in Farnham, The Jolly Farmer is the perfect eatery if you want to extend your time in the great outdoors. With a prime spot in the heart of the countryside, this charming pub boasts a huge outdoor space for al fresco dining. Service is warm and welcoming, food is homemade and satisfying, and in true age-old tradition there's even a skittle alley here.


Something for a rainy day

Just a stone's throw from Alice Holt is the impressive Farnham Castle, which dates back to 1138. Set in five acres of well-kept gardens overlooking Farnham, it's said to be one of the most important historical buildings in the south of England. If you are interested in history, check out the public exhibition, covering the '900 Years of Living History of Farnham Castle'. What’s more, entry is free!