Grizedale Forest

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Grizedale Forest offers beautiful views from Lake Windermere to Coniston Water. Just follow one of the waymarked walking trails and it will lead you to the best bits in the forest. Pick up a trail map from the information centre at the start of you visit and you’ll be ready to start exploring.

Grizedale is famous for its outdoor sculptures. With over 40 across the forest, how many can you and the kids find? Another great way to turn your family adventure into a game for the little ones is the A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail* you can complete fun activities and help Shaun and Lu-La escape Agent Red.

If you're after more adventure, try the Go-Ape course or the North Face mountain bike trail for some testing single track. Grizedale Mountain Bikes, the onsite bike shop, has a wide range of kiddie and full size bikes for hire, too, so there's no end to the adventures you can start here!

  • Take a trail map and explore
  • Spot all 40 forest sculptures
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail

    *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 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn - Spring
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ, England

Phone number

0300 067 4495



Click here to visit Grizedale Forest's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Parking Charge
Up to 20 mins: Free
Up to 1 hour: £2.00
All day: £8.00

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, Grizedale Forest is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Grizedale Forest have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

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