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Hamsterley Forest

  • Bishop Auckland
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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!

Opening hours

April - September: 08:00 - 20:00

October - March: 08:00 - 17:00



Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01388 488312



Click here to visit Hamsterley Forest's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

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

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, Hamsterley Forest is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Hamsterley Forest have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Hamsterley Forest has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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