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Coach Parking

You will be sent information prior to your visit with your arrival and admission details. Your coach will drop you off and then continue to the coach park.  If you have booked a led morning session led you will be welcomed by a member of the Learning Team at your coach drop-off point. 

The Welcome BuildingWelcome Building artists impression

The Welcome Building is an information point where you can pick up free leaflets and maps.  If your group has booked any explorer backpacks they will be here for you to collect. 


There are toilets at the Welcome Building and in the central facilities area.  Both areas have disabled facilities and baby changing cubicles.

Visitor Services

Based primarily at the Welcome Building, but with an additional office next to the central toilets.  Please approach staff at either location for any assistance with first aid or lost children. 


If any of your class or the adults coming with you need one, we have electric and ordinary manual wheelchairs available for you to use. You will need to book them before your visit by phoning  0300 067 4861. On the day of your visit please go to the Welcome Building to collect your wheelchair.

The Learning Centre - Access for led groups only

The Learning Centre has 2 presentation rooms and a large undercover area.  On arrival at the Learning Centre children will be asked to hang their lunch bags up on pegs, change into wellies, waterproofs, or sun hat!  If you want the children to have a snack break there are benches and recycling bins at the centre, but please let staff know.

Lunchtime - Led groups

At lunchtime the children will collect their lunch from the Learning Centre and walk around to the toilets so that they can wash their hands.  There are plenty of picnic tables and a large grassy area for the children to play in. If it is wet or cold you can spend lunchtime back at the Learning Centre undercover or in one of the heated rooms. Please bring a lunch box or rucsack as lunches in carrier bags may get eaten by crows!

Lunchtime - Self-led groups

There are plenty of picnic tables and a large grassy area by the main facilities. Unfortunately there is little undercover space available.  Occasionally the learning centre may be available and must be agreed prior to your visit - it is essential that you check with the learning team first.

Last updated: 10th July 2017


England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.