Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Ringwood
(4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy many activities in the peaceful forest at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. The park's many trails wind through forests and around lakes. Children can climb on the wooden play equipment along the play trail. Climb 5 m (16 ft) into the treetops on raised wooden walkways, or take a 1.6 km (1 mi) journey around Moors Lake onboard the authentic steam train. Leap off rope swings and fly down zip lines at the adventure center. Rent a cycle from the visitor center to pedal around the park, or rent a Segway from the adventure center. Add Moors Valley Country Park and Forest and other attractions to your Ringwood trip itinerary using our Ringwood itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It's not just the cafe that you will have to save money for but the parking charges are extremely high. Apart from this there is lots to do for the whole family. 
  • Get your wellies on and go for a picnic in the forest.great walks and picnic areas, also a great play area for the kids.Dodge the queues and pay for parking at a day rate (£9) when you arrive.The mini...  more »
  • This is a lovely forest park which is big enough even when really busy to be enjoyable. Lots of great walks with activities that keep the young children stimulated and eager to continue walking! Good ...  more »
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  • This place just keeps getting better. It seems that year after year they add more features and attractions. The children's play area has a section for toddlers and one for older kids. There is also a restaurant and coffee bar with outdoor seating. In the wooded area itself there is an adventure trail with climbing activities all the way round, leading on to a tree top trail and lookout. All of which are free of charge and open all year round. For a fee, the go ape course is available, which involves climbing through the tree tops and sliding down zip wires. There is also a less challenging course for youngsters. If you prefer, you could always take part in the segway challenge which takes you on a course through the forest. Perhaps one of the most popular attractions is the miniature railway, which takes you round the main part of the park, going between the two stations. During the summer you may wish simply to have a picnic by the lake and perhaps watch the swans. So there should plenty there to keep you amused whatever your age, however many people are in your group. One thing to note is that parking, while plentiful, can be expensive and is charged per car so if possible try and squeeze everyone into a single vehicle to get there best value for money.
  • Great days out for kids and grown ups. Plenty of parking but not cheap. Really well looked after
  • Lovely, tranquil place. Good for walking, cycling, enjoying a walk with your dog and children. Plus educational with the snippets of information dotted around the trails. Lovely place and well maintained and loved. The golf course is an intrusion at times however, albeit rarely.
  • Very family friendly. Excellent little train ride and so many little play areas dotted around fantastic forest walks. The bike hire is cheap and bikes are well maintained. The cafe is a bit steep but pack a picnic and avoid the extortionate prices.
  • Nice well kept park. Thought parking was expensive until you consider that you can have a family day out there for about £10. The walks around the lakes are great. Going to try the railway on our next visit.