Explore Alice Holt Forest...
This September, how about taking the kids for a great day out in the woods! You can walk, cycle, play or have a picnic in these lovely surroundings, keeping the kids entertained while you can enjoy some peace in the great outdoors. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in the café and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest.
Over the past few years, the Alice Holt team have been busy giving the site a revamp that will transform your experience of the forest. There is a new café, nestled amongst the trees, which is bigger and better than the old one! With extra seating, an updated menu, and a new location next to the visitor centre, it is the perfect resting spot for visitors of all ages to relax during their trip to the forest and enjoy the tranquil woodland views and colourful displays.
Alice Holt offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling. For true beginners, cycling in the forest is one of the safest and most relaxing ways to pick up confidence and develop cycling skills. Alice Holt have a great beginners track, as well as a 3-mile family cycle route that is suitable for both children and adults, offering the family a wonderful way to explore the forest. It passes through an interesting variety of woodland habitats, from conifer plantation to mature broadleaf interspersed with woodland clearings. Enjoy a picnic midway in one of the meadows along the route!
There are masses of opportunities for playing in the woods at Alice Holt - trees, logs, small streams, open spaces, and even playgrounds! The Play Wood is a place where trees rule the world, where children can enjoy climbing on foresters’ ‘machinery’, the Pirate Ship and many other items. Journey further into the forest and you will be greeted by an amazing array of forest creatures… ‘The Habitat Trail’ is an exciting family walk which features amazing wooden play sculptures! Recently a network of tunnels has been developed to give children the chance to feel like a rabbit in a warren!
For more information, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt or call 0300 067 4448, or 0300 067 4622!