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High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre

5 star Rating 5/5 (1 review)

Thetford, Norfolk, England

  • Families on playground at High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre
  • Families on adventure playground at High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for 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, themed trails with interactive elements and loads of opportunities for exercise and adventure!  

Best for kids are the various seasonal activity trails, including finding a Gruffalo lurking the in darker part of the woods behind the play area(if you dare go looking for him that is!). There are plenty of other way marked trails too of varying length that you can find out about in the visitor centre.

Another awesome feature is the Pump Track: a sloping, rolling loop circuit for speedy cycling! There are also cycle trails and single track off road routes for older and more adventurous types too!

The Wildplay naturalistic adventure playground features not only lots of physical play equipment for sliding, climbing and balancing but also a Toddler Tower play structure for the smaller ones to get to grips with the ideas in greater safety.

The tiny types have a play table under the toddler tower plus extensive sand play area to enjoy with a crane and mini diggers. Plus the Pyramid Tower is a separate play structure offering an exciting 13m tunnel slide, 3 more slides, rope bridges and crawling tunnels.

With this many play features even in high summer there's room for your brood too! There is an easy access trail provided suitable for buggies, as well as wheelchairs and easy walking, with 2 sets of fully accessible toilet facilities provided.


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

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

Car Park
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.

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