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Review of Alice Holt Forest

Alice Holt Forest
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Farnham
Certificate of Excellence
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Top-rate 'attraction'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have been visiting Alice Holt Forest for years, firstly with our own children and now with our grandchildren. It is better than ever, with loads of hassle-free woodland space to run and explore (easy walking even when the weather is dodgy) and tasteful man-made structures round every bend for the kids to climb. Or you can hire bikes for safe cycling - or bring your own. Good picnic tables (if you get there early enough on busy days) and other necessary facilities, good playgrounds suitable for different age groups. In comparison to many days out with the kids, this one is cheap and they will ask to return! The good news is that, apart from the parking fee, you can tailor-make your visit and choose to spend as long or as short a time there as you have available.

Visited July 2013
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A Great Place for ACTIVE FAMILIES.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Spent some considerable time here on a hot sunny day recently with some family members and grandchildren. There was so much to do in this beautiful Park for the youngsters. We took the easy way of a picnic on the grass! A MUST for active people and children. No high prices except the car park.

Visited July 2013
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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Historic forest plus kiddies' area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Alice holt is the remnant of a forest that once extended as far south as the new forest. Used from Anglo Saxon times as a centre of pottery manufacture, it became a major source of pots in roman times. Since then it has had a rich history and numerous historic associations which the witless mid century depredations of the forestry commission did not entirely erase. Now it offers quiet paths for walking, a great centre for children's activities, marvellous cycle tracks and quite a bit of wildlife (spot the deer) as well as lodge pond, an ancient reservoir and fish pond. All in all, a precious resource, well used, but not crowded.

Visited May 2013
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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Lovely walks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Alice Holt is a lovely place to take the children for a fun afternoon. There are plenty of walks,a play park and adventure trails to do as you while away time. The tea shop is excellent and no dearer than any tea shop you would find in these sorts of places. Bikes can be hired as well. A brilliant place to go.

Visited May 2013
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Clanfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic day out with the children”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

I just love going to Alice Holt and have been many times. There is so much to do: picnic with the kids, bike rides, lots of play grounds, beautiful forest with countless trails to follow. You can bring your own bikes, which is what we do, or hire some from the bike centre on site. There is nice cafe too. Alice Holt is very big so even when packed , it is easy to find tracks away from the crowds. A great thing also is that, once you've payed for the car park, everything else is free! I highly recommend it!

Visited July 2013
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