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Forest of Dean Discovery Pass

Enjoy Forestry Commission sites in the Forest of Dean through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass

Save money and time - get free car parking for one year.

Support the Forest of Dean - help maintain the forest facilities for you and your family to enjoy.

Discover more - receive the seasonal Discovery Pass e-newsletter packed with information about events, activities and wildlife in the forest.

Enjoy more - with great local and national discounts.

Local Offers

  • Free parking for a year at the five Forestry Commission pay and display sites within the Forest of Dean, Beechenhurst Lodge, Mallards Pike Lake, Cannop Cycle Centre, Symonds Yat Rock and Wenchford. Please note your Discovery Pass is not valid for parking during the Wyedean rally (in 2016 this will be on 12th November).
  • 10% off at Beechenhurst Café (on production of a Discovery Pass Discount card).
  • Voucher for 2 for the price of 1 on entry to Puzzlewood
  • 10% off Apex Outdoor  (on production of a valid Discovery Pass discount card).
  • Discount at Forest of Dean Adventure including Adventure Ropes and Archery (£2 off per person per session) and Adventure Tower (£1 off per climb). Age restrictions may apply. To claim, your discount card must be presented to Forest of Dean Adventure.
  • 10% off Way2Go Activities for 2 or more people booking or 15% for group bookings of 8 or more (on production of a valid Discovery Pass discount card).

National Offers

  • 15% off* per person at Go Ape (excluding
    Nets kingdom) Excludes Saturdays, corporate events, gift vouchers and bank holidays until 31/12/18. Book online and quote the discount code supplied in your Discovery Pass welcome pack. Participation and supervision ratios apply, please visit for more information.

    Save 12.5%** with Forest Holidays
    Stay in a luxury cabin in one of ten idyllic Forestry Commission locations and save 12.5% off the price of the cabin. You can also save 17.5% when you book within 7 days of travel. This must be booked via the contact centre on 03330 110495. Offer valid using the discount code in your welcome pack, from now and for bookings made until 31/12/2018 and used before the 31/12/2019.
    ** The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Forest Holidays offer and applies to one cabin only per visit. The offer must be applied at the time of booking. Your Discovery Pass must be shown on arrival at the Forest Holidays location. The Discovery Pass holder must be the lead booker for the Forest Holiday in order to obtain the discount.

    •15%*** off Cotswold Outdoor
    •15%*** off Runners Need    
    •15%*** off Cycle Surgery    
    •15%*** off Snow and Rock   
    ***Terms and conditions apply: Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. 10% discount only on bikes. Selected lines are exempt. For personal purchases only. Not to be shared with third parties or used against business purchases. Offer expires 31.12.18. Online purchases can be made using the code supplied in your Discovery Pass welcome pack.

  • 15%**** off and FREE Delivery at Muddy Puddles
    Muddy Puddles offer a wide range of waterproof outdoor clothing for kids, and as a Discovery Pass holder you can get an exclusive 15% off plus free delivery! Visit to browse their range.
    **** Please note that the 15% discount can be applied to any item that is not already on sale, and the delivery is free standard UK delivery. This discount is exclusive to Discovery Pass members only.

  • 25% off adult entry to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire (excluding Events and Autumn). Note: Autumn (1 Oct- 15 Nov).

  • 10% discount on Trailbase guided trips with accommodation. See for more information.

  • 10% off Paramo clothing (plus 5% of your purchase goes direct to the friends of Bedgebury). Quote the code FOB2011 when you buy online or if buying direct from Paramo's London store or Wadhurst showroom.

  • Save £10 on your next Discovery Pass and support conservation projects with Ecotricity. Switch to Ecotricity as your energy provider, and you will receive a £10 discount on your next Discovery Pass. Ecotricity will also offer a £25 donation per fuel switch (gas or electricity - max £50 per household) to fund Forestry Commission conservation projects. Terms and Conditions apply, click here for details.

Exclusive new offers will be added throughout the year – keep checking this website for updates.

For the latest information, news and activities visit our Forest of Dean pages.

Start saving  - Buy your Forest of Dean Discovery Pass online now and enjoy visiting the forest straight away.

The one-year Discovery Pass costs £25.
From the 1 April 2017 this will increase to £30.

You can also buy your Forest of Dean Discovery Pass at Beechenhurst Cafe, Pedalabikeaway or the Forest Office (Bank Street, Coleford).

We provide one parking permit per membership, however you are welcome to share it between two registered cars. If you require it, plastic permit holders are available to ensure that the pass does not get damaged during the transfer.

Last updated: 27th January 2018

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