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Hamsterley Forest

From £5.00
Redford
Hamsterley
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 3NL

Tel: +44 01388 488312

Add Hamsterley Forest to your Itinerary

Hamsterley Forest

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Forest Drive Toll Per Car£5.00 per ticket type

£10 per mini bus. £15 per coach. Annual Discovery Pass available.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousVisit County Durham Official Partner Visit County Durham Official Partner 2016

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    114
  • Very Good
    62
  • Average
    9
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • Suzzii00
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Awful
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th August 2016
    So disappointed dog muck everywhere dirty nappy on the stickman trail ignorant cyclists and overpriced parking. As a regular to Hamsterley forest for nearly 20 years its certainly not what it used... Read full review
  • Tabi Y
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Cafe is disappointing
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 26th August 2016
    We visited the cafe today with my son and our friend and her little girl. The service is quiet slow! My friend got beans on toast, the toast was burnt!! And The plate was too small. Very... Read full review
  • LizzyC79
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fab place but don't get trapped at the top with parking payment!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th August 2016
    We visit here a lot in summer however haven't been for a while. We love it and today was fantastic since all the new climbing equipment for the children has been put in. Fantastic day trip. Since the... Read full review

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Forest Location
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - £5 per car, £10 minibus, £15 coach. Season ticket available

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Open daily March to October and school holidays, weekends only during winter.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - also allowed in cafe. (stick & flick policy on dog waste)
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

2016 (1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday08:00 - 17:00

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A68. Follow brown 'Hamsterley Forest' signs from A68 north of Bishop Auckland.

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