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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Horton Road | Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2EJ, England
44 1425 470721
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Ranked #25 of 248 attractions in Dorset
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Parks
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit. OK, you pay to park but it's worth it for the time you can spend there. Plenty to do for kids and adults alike. Clean, beautiful surroundings. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely go back plenty of times again.

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Butleigh, Somerset, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

So we visited Moors Valley primarily to go to Go Ape. Initially I was frustrated by the parking charges for something I had already paid for, but we actually ended up spending six hours the so didn't begrudge it in the end. So much to do. Tons for the kids. Lovely walks. Will be going back :-)

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Dorset. UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our 2nd visit, this time with our young grandkids. There is plenty to do for everyone. The sandpit park is great for younger kids and there is a more challenging one next door for the older ones. Lots of park area including plenty of picnic benches. The miniature steam railway is fantastic for children and grown ups. They... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A great place for the active and not so active alike. We just went to have a stroll around with our new puppy. There is a café, bike hire, picnic area, play area, little train ride. lake and, for the most active, Go Ape. The car parking is a bit expensive but like a previous review mentioned, they need money... More

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Fife
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19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Excellent visit to this country park, great walk with the kids in the woods following the path to all the play areas, good mix for a range of ages and not too long for the younger ones. Lots of picnic area space for taking your own food, very little to buy there and the cafe wasn't great (in our opinion).... More

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The parking is pricey but when you consider there is no entry fee and these places don't fund themselves it's not that bad, especially if there's five in the car. Lovely walks around the forest, lake and the nature trail. There is a steam train which costs extra but good value. Only one criticism, the lack of rubbish and dog... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lovely location for all the family to enjoy. Fantastic facilities, especially the railway and the gruffalo trail for the littlens. Even thought the toilet facilities were excellent.

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Cheshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a lovely trip here. We walked around the play trail which while designed for children was still fun for my husband and I (age 30 and 26!). We also went on the segways ay go ape! But after being there for a good few hours we haf to pay over £8 parking!!!!

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Fantastic place for cycling, walking, having a picnic and just having a really lovely day out! You just pay for your parking and you then can make use of this gorgeous place for as long as you like. We hired bikes (£5.50 for 1 1/2 hours for an adult) and had maps clearly showing cycle routes according to your ability...Staff... More

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Bournemouth
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Car park was asking £3 per hour. Stunning place to spend 4 or 5 hours easily. So expect to pay a fortune just to park your car.

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