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Moors Valley

Nestled between the New Forest and the beaches of the south coast, Moors Valley is a picture perfect location for an adventurous day out. With a whopping five adventures available, there’s an adventurous experience for all thrill and skill levels.  

Little ones can bounce through the dappled canopy of the Nets Adventure – giant, ball filled suspended nets!  

If your young daredevils are looking for high thrills, Treetop Adventure is the perfect entry level into the treetops with wobbly crossings and over 70m dual zips!  Treetop Adventure Plus lets you climb higher, leap and crawl your way through twisty crossings and take on an even longer zip!  Treetop Challenge is the big one for ape sized adventurers! You’ll feel like a real monkey as you clamber 11m skywards and master your landing on five zip lines – one of which includes a skateboard!  

Prefer to stay on the ground? We’ve also got an hour of challenging woodland trails if you’re up for exploring on our all-terrain Forest Segways

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MORE ADVENTURE AT MOORS VALLEY

This award-winning location is just 10-miles north of Bournemouth. A popular, buzzing site, Moors Valley welcomes around 750,000 visitors each year and with acres of forest and park jammed pack with things to do, there’s something for everyone.

There are two adventure play areas - one for older children with a zip slide, space net, climbing boulder and a fortress of towers and crossings and a younger children’s area with gentler slides and swings.

Pack up the kids and head for the Play Trail (suitable for pushchairs). 

They will love discovering and exploring the wooden play structures such as the giant Ants Nest, Snake Pit and Crocodile Crossing.

On your way around look out for the Tree Top Trail, a five-metre high, 200-metre long wooden walkway up in the trees (sorry, this bit is not suitable for pushchairs).

If you like a leisurely walk, there are many miles of paths and tracks for you to explore the park and forest. There are also five cycling trails so bring the bike or hire some and try one of the family, moderate or challenging routes.

Bring a picnic or grab a bite in Seasons Restaurant.

Location Overview

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  • School Trips More info

  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Visitor Centre

  • Bike hire

  • Cycle trails

  • Food and drink

  • Golf

  • Kids play area

  • Picnic Area

  • Walking routes

  • Winter Opening

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2ET

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Know Before You 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

  • Head down to Bournemouth and relax by the sea.
  • Bring or hire bikes and explore Moors Valley Country Park and Forest.
  • Pack your clubs and head over to the 18-hole golf course.
  • Enjoy a ride on Moors Valley’s authentic steam train.

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.

 

Forest Holidays cabin at Blackwood

Looking for more adventure?

If you're after more adventure, then we know just the person you need to speak to!

Eddy Young is the consultant rescue instructor for our locations at Moors Valley and Southampton. A born adventurer, when Eddy's not training our team he's delivering climbing sessions, mountain guiding and cliff camping experiences to wonderful folk like you after that next big thrill.

You can find out more about Eddy and the adventures that he offers on his website.

 

a couple enjoying champagne on a cliff camping experience
  • Great day out, staff are fantastic, very professional and positive. 5 stars

    Steve

  • Great experience, went to do something a bit different and it was certainly that ! I was nervous about remembering all the instructions but once underway it seemed to come really easy and rather than worrying about the safety we enjoyed the challenges (you can make most of the crossings as easy or hard as you like). Instructor was great and there was only a small group (would recommend going at quieter times).

    Debbie

  • We had a great day out at Forest Segway. The two girls who were our guides were fantastic - very helpful and clear with their instructions. I would have no hesitation in recommending it.

    Debbie C

  • Great adventure! Hard but fun and exciting. I did it with my daughter and she was so proud to have conquered the trees! It was a fantastic activity for both of us. Instructors were great, knowledgable and friendly. We will go back! Thank you!

    rb

  • The children had a great time on the treetop juniors. The leaders were enthusiastic and encouraging. I felt completely at ease knowing the children were safe and having fun.

    Rebecca Siwadi

  • Fantastic fan, great instructors.

    Steve Rance