Hamsterley Forest | Day Out With The Kids

Hamsterley Forest

Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England

  • Kids playing in Hamsterley Forest in Bishop Auckland
  • Kids having ice creams at Hamsterley Forest in Bishop Auckland
  • Hamsterley Forest

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

At Hamsterley Forest, you’ll have a great day out with something for everybody of any age. There’s loads to do, including walking trail and exciting mountain bike routes with full mountain bike hire facilities. Make sure you try one of the seasonal family events, including den building, bird feeding and more!

Fancy a good walk? You’ve got a choice of tracks and trails of different lengths and difficulty levels, including a buggy-friendly trail for those of you with tiny sprogs in the group. Take the circular trail along the back for lots of different play areas for both small and big kids. Tired out? Stretch your legs afterwards at the visitor centre and tearooms. They’ve got a play area there too.

Not up for much physical activity today? Go to one of Hamsterley Forest picnic areas and BBQs and have a family meal out in the open. Feel free to bring your dog too!

  • Trails & bike routes for all ages
  • Chill-out picnic areas & BBQs
  • Great for your dogs too!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Hamsterley Forest, Redford, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3NL, England


Click here to visit Hamsterley Forest's website
01388 488312

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September: 08:00 - 20:00

October - March: 08:00 - 17:00



Free admission

More Information

Parking facilities

Parking charges
One hour: £1.50
All day: £4.00