Gisburn Forest and Stocks | Day Out With The Kids

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Gisburn Forest and Stocks

  • Clitheroe
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Gisburn Forest, in north east Lancashire, in the heart of the Forest of Bowland AONB, is a great place for mountain biking with 4 fantastic cycling trails to really test your skills. Rather walk? There are 6 different signposted walks you can take. If you’ve got little kids, you should definitely give the A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail* a go!

Fascinated by the night sky? Gisburn Forest is a recognised Dark Sky Discovery Site, which means it’s a great place for stargazing. Time to count stars and teach your little ones to spot the constellations! You’ll never see views like these in the city.

For the active families out there, Gisburn Forest offers plenty of options, including horse riding and bike hire.  As you explore the site, you’ll come across various play areas, so the kids will be entertained, no matter where you go.

  • Great stargazing location
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Picnic areas, BBQs and cafe

    *Running in partnership with Aardman and Studio Canal, in celebration of the new A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (In cinemas from 18th October 2019). To enjoy the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail –  download the app for free and pick up your activity pack on site.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Gisburn Forestry England, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4TS, England

Phone number

01200 446387



Click here to visit Gisburn Forest and Stocks' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Parking charges
Up to 1 hour: £1.50
All day: £3

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Gisburn Forest and Stocks is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Gisburn Forest and Stocks have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Gisburn Forest and Stocks has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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