Thetford Forest Park, East Anglia

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  • Once in the forest you can go for miles and hours, very rarely seeing anyone else. Lost of fast tracks and roads that can be used to suit cross bikes and some well laid out mountain bike routes too. L...  more »
  • lots of open space for families to play football, frisbee etc, table tennis tables/paddles available, plenty of different play areas for all levels and great cycle paths, I was there this weekend and ...  more »
  • I am very much into my wildlife and nature, and had heard that there were Parrot Crossbills and Hawfinch in Thetford Forest at Santon Downham. We decided to go and have a look. Wow what a stunning pla...  more »
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  • A stunning and easy to follow walk! As keen hikers, my partner and I needed somewhere to have a nice longish distant walk as part of our training, so we took a lovely 10 mile walk around Thetford Forest Park. There is a mixture of the 'main' area, which is quite busy on a sunny day with lots of activities for children all looking like they're having lots of fun and then walking tracks around the park. We found the walk very easy to follow and came across some stunning scenery and buildings. If you prefer peace and quite, after around a mile in there was barely anyone around! And that was on a really hot lovely summers day.
  • Go Ape is amazing, such a fun activity! The forest itself is beautiful and you can take a picnic and have a wonderful day here just exploring. Lots of children's play areas dotted around the forest to keep them happy and the Gruffalo trail is a lovely idea. Toilets and food & drink amenities available at the lodge. Plenty of parking spaces for busy periods although some parking areas are further away from the amenities than others and parking charges are quite expensive though. There are other areas throughout the forest (like Two Mile Bottom) where you can park and explore that are away from the main lodge and Go Ape areas but they don't have the amenities and children's play equipment.
  • Such a wonderful place to be, especially with good weather. There are many activities around if you prefer to do something more active than walking in the woods. Totally worth to pay a visit...
  • Always love Thetford forest. Lots to do with the children, walking, cycling at High Lodge on the marked routes of different abilities, Go Ape is very popular too. Lots of live music from High Lodge too.
  • I was totally blown away by the sheer amount of people that were here. It reminded me of one of those "Where's Wally?" Cartoons, with tightly packed countless groups of people doing every activity imaginable, like BBQs, football, sunbathing and cycling, with hundreds of screaming kids everywhere. There was no chance of getting served in the cafĂ© or finding your car easily in the huge and full car parks either. This was quite a shock and it took some time to get away from all that and into a more peaceful forest to bond with nature. But even that just wasn't exciting. If you like walking in woodland then there are much better places. If you like chaotic family friendly activities, then you will probably love this place.
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