High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre | Day Out With The Kids

High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Thetford, Norfolk, England

  • Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Two kids doing an activity at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Families on adventure playground at High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise... High Lodge in Thetford Forest is a smashing example of wood as they should be, with numerous play areas, things to discover, walking and cycling trails, and loads of opportunities for exercise and adventure!  

Best for kids are the various activity trails, including the A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail*. High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre also has an outstanding nature play area for the kids where your little explorers will be sliding, climbing and balancing for hours. The tiniest sprogs can have fun safely at their specially designed Toddler Tower.

Feeling really adventurous today? Why don’t you plan an extra activity - take on the Go Ape high ropes course, try your hand at archery, or explore the forest via segway. Just want to chill? Well, then add a picnic or a BBQ to the plans!

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Adventure play for all ages
  • Go Ape for the thrill-seekers

    *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.


  • 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


High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre, Brandon, Thetford, Norfolk, IP27 0AF, England


Click here to visit High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre's website
0300 067 4400

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

5th - 25th March 2018
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

26th March - 9th September 2018
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

10th September - 28th October 2018
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

29th October - 3rd March 2019
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcomed

Guest suitability

There are variable surfaces, ranging from earth and stone, roots and sandier conditions. Some of the paths may be steep and may prove difficult for a wheelchair user. 

Parking facilities

Parking charges
Minimum £2.00 up to 1 hour
Maximum £12.50 for 4 hours plus
Mini Bus fixed fee: £23.00 
Coach fixed fee: £44.00


AN awesome free venue

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by nikkileese22 . 06.12.17

The bike trails are great. You can hire bikes but they Steve pensive. The gruffalontrail is good and the play parks challenging yet entertaining for all ages. Had a lovely picnic and time with the family. Many hours spent here in the last few years.