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Thetford Forest

Seasonal Specials: Sundown Sessions

Sundown Adventure
An hour of treetop excitement and exploration for young adventurers over 1m. Find out more
here.

Sundown Segways
Ride into the sunset and cruise beneath the stars on this two wheeled adventure after dark. Find out more
here

Where the Go Ape story first began in 2002 and now the one, two, three of forest fun with a Treetop Challenge, a Treetop Adventure and Forest Segways. Thetford Forest is a great course for holding a surprise party or event. Cleverly designed in a horseshoe shape, the fun unfurls as you navigate your way along the treetop crossings. The dual course nature of this forest location and the new slackline crossing means you can dial up the challenge or keep it sure but steady.

go ape adventures at thetford forest

here's where it all began!

The long, windy drive deep into the centre of the forest sets the scene for this Go Ape location. Tall trees and dense forest provide an ever-changing seasonal backdrop and if you come in summer, the Rhododendrons are a striking sight.

This stunning location in Thetford Forest has loads to offer for both the thrill seekers and the ‘need to get the family out and about seekers’. If you’re one of the former and enjoy going off the beaten bike track then head for the bike trails – there’s one which is described as having ‘severe, challenging and extremely difficult features!’

There are also a number of other cycling routes more suited to family riding, plus running and orienteering routes.

You can perfect your aim by giving Lookout Archery a go, or take things back to basics on a bushcraft survival course (Back to Wilderness).

Children get a big look in at Thetford which is famous for its free adventurous play facilities – there are giant swings, pyramids, a treehouse and they can bang out music of their own making on the Sound Trail.

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

  • School Trips More info

  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Archery

  • Bike hire

  • Cycle trails

  • Picnic Area

  • BBQ Area

  • Food and drink

  • Kids play area

  • Walking routes

  • Winter Opening

High Lodge Forest Centre, Santon Downham Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF

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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

  • Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at the café.

  • Hire some bikes and head out on one of the cycle trails
  • Put the families map reading skills to test on the Gruffalo Orienteering trail.
  • So much fun for me and the kids will be definitely going back

    John Roberts

  • Great time had with our 8 year old daughter this weekend, well organised and staff were helpful, knowledgeable and friendly - Highly recommended!

    James gooderham

  • My 6 year old and a friend went up on their own, safely briefed and totally supported. They loved it while we stood at the bottom and cheered!

    Lucy

  • Brilliant day out and fun for all ages. Can’t wait to go back.

    Susan Hannaford

  • Nice place, friendly staff and great experience

    Gemma

  • Fantastic day out for adults. We had so much fun.

    Lambo83