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  Thetford Forest Park
High Lodge Visitors Centre, Brandon
IP27 0AF
01842 810271
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Thetford Forest is located on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk in the heart of Breckland in East Anglia. There is plenty of space for adventurous natural play at High Lodge Forest Centre. The large grass arena provides room for footballs and frisbees and is directly in front of the High Lodge Forest Centre. Around the centre, there are 35 picnic benches and tables, so you have a great selection of places to set down the picnic basket and relax. The Sculpture trail will lead you past Giant animal sculptures with plenty of opportunities to play in the forest along the way. You can Follow the Sound trail through the forest and help the Rangers build a 'dead hedge'. Or you can find your way through the trees following the Squirrel Scamper trail (Squirrel Scamper packs are £2 each from the High Lodge Forest centre Shop). Or try the Forest Stamp trail. Collect all the stamps along the family friendly forest trail to complete the 'stamp tree'. Follow the map to find all the special bird boxes with stamps in the right order and you are eligible for a 10% discount on shop purchases over £5. Other regular attractions include Go Ape! Bike Art Cycle Hire and Pony Rides with Brecks Treks. There are other entries to the forest where you can explore one of Britain’s largest lowland pine forests.Check website for all the details. £1.90 per hour car parking (maximum payment £10 for over 6 hours) Discovery Pass (12 months) is £50
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9am to 5pm Nov to March 9am to 6pm April, Sept & Oct 9am to 7pm May to August Refreshments AvailableWinter OpeningsSchools/Groups Welcome
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