Thetford Forest Park, East Anglia

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  • Great family day out doing the interactive gruffalo trail and then playing on the adventure playgrounds. Parking was numberplate recognition so remember your reg plate before leaving your car. Charges...  more »
  • Lovely venue however there needs to be better organisation where they locate the sound tower . It was situated bang in the middle of the area so no one could see the stage. They could have put it at t...  more »
  • We stayed here last week with family in a caravan and it's so peaceful and beautiful. However our dog did come home with ticks.  more »
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  • Excellent venue for a family outing, worth the £11.50 per car for an all--day visit. This is a very well managed Forestry Commission site with loads to do. Bring your bikes and enjoy miles of forest cycle trails, or hire them from the on-site cycle centre. There's even a "bike wash" for muddy days! If you're on foot there are a range of well-marked forest walks suitable for all. There are plenty of open spaces for picnics, etc, too. There is a great main children's play area, as well as a few satellite one dotted about. There's a cafe on site, as well as some other concessions during school holidays. Dogs are allowed, and away from the play areas they can be sensibly let off the lead on the forest walks if they are well-behaved. No fires or barbecues are allowed on site, but they have a few permanent barbecues that are available to hire if you want a cook-up! High Lodge is also host to Go Ape if you and/or the kids fancy a tree-top challenge! Parking is by number-plate recognition. Pay before you exit at the machines by the Information kiosk. Prices range from £11.50 for cars "all day" down to a couple of quid for 1-2 hours. Bikes and motorcycles are free entry.
  • Absolutely wonderful park for young and old. Easy cheap automatic parking (no ticket) includes entrance fee. Amenities are excellent, food, loos etc. Full of fun from going Ape to a great sandpit for little ones. Walk in the woods, find and make music, create​ a den of logs and sticks, find the Gruffalo, swings, climbing and more. Doesn't feel crowded even in a busy day in school holidays... excellent.
  • Been a few times now and always enjoy it. Has some great walks and this time we tried the 'green' cycle track with our two young boys, which was just the right length and difficulty. The playground area is brilliant so spent another few hours here too.
  • Very good for cycling we kids or just walk. Good services and restaurants. It gets a bit crowded on sunny days
  • We went here on a very busy bank holiday and cycled the blue graded Beaters track. The track was excellent and in good condition and takes you through some lovely woodland. And visit here for cycling is thoroughly recommended. The only problem is the same problem with all forestry commission places the cafe is overpriced and staffed by demotivated extremely young people. The forestry commission seem to employ young people aged under 20 presumably so they can only pay them the minimum wage which is currently £5.06 an hour.

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