High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Thetford
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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.

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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

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

0300 067 4400



Click here to visit High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

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

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, High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

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. 

Yes, High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcomed


AN awesome free venue 5 out of 5 stars

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.

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