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Alice Holt Forest

Get a tree top view of the beautiful South Downs. Located off the beaten track, the diversity of Alice Holt Forest is its highlight. 

With Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure Plus and Treetop Adventure Go Ape Alice Holt Forest is ideal for thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies and full on, family fun.

There are super high platforms and gut-wrenching crossings on the Treetop Challenge course, whereas the Treetop Adventure is the perfect learning ground for young explorers. It’s fair to say - there’s something for everyone at Alice Holt Forest.

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Skyward High Ropes in the South Downs

You’ll find Alice Holt Forest just four miles south of the historic town of Farnham. This royal forest offers royal views. Take your pick - Scots pines, meadows and ancient woodland are all here to be enjoyed.

Once you’ve climbed, balanced and zipped there’s plenty more to enjoy. Take in the beautiful woodland view as you explore the trails by foot or on two wheels. Children will be spoiled for choice with play areas, wooden animal play structures, Gruffalo sculptures and the Timberline play trail.

Need more? 

If you’re thinking Alice Holt Forest is just for thrill seekers and children, think again! Farnham Angling Society fishes at Lodge Pond and if you get there for 9am on a Saturday morning you can join in on the weekly parkrun.

All of this fun and adventure is sure to work up an appetite, so why not stop by the café at Alice Holt Forest. As well as hot and cold drinks, there’s a selection of snacks and light meals suitable for a variety of dietary requirements. Alternatively, pack a picnic and the choose from one of the many picnic tables, or find a secluded spot in the forest to enjoy some peace and quiet amongst nature.

Location Overview

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  • BBQ Area

  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs Welcome

  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Picnic Area

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Route

  • Winter Opening

Go Ape Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Near Farnham, Surrey. GU10 4LS

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Know Before Your Go

● Wear sensible clothes for adventure.

● Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip-off shoes, open toes or heels.

● Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Make A Day of It

● Bring a bike or hire one, and explore Alice Holt Forest's cycling trails.

● Sit back, relax and enjoy some delicious food in the Alice Holt Forest café.

● Explore the easy access walking trail or other waymarked routes.

● With children? There are play areas, animal play structures, Timberline play trail and the Gruffalo Activity Trail.

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Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winner

In 2023 Go Ape Alice Holt was awarded the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award. Here's a recent review:

"We love it here. A really lovely afternoon with the whole family. It's a must for the summer months. Thanks!"


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Stay Nearby with Forest Holidays

Not too far away from Go Ape at Moors Valley Country Park, Southampton, Alice Holt and Bracknell, cabins are nestled among tall beech trees in a corner of secluded forest. From woodland den building to marshmallow melting, surround yourself with nature in a cabin in the heart of one of Britain's beautiful forests.

Explore the Hampshire countryside on riverside and forest walks; hike across the downs and stop off at quaint village pubs; climb hills and walk along chalkland ridges for fabulous views all the way down to the south coast.


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