Opening Times

Please find our current opening times below.  During severe weather conditions and when maximum capacity is reached we are sometimes forced to close*.  If so, we try to put a warning on the home page, however, if you are unsure ring the information office on 01580 879820.  The visitor information office is open from 9.30 - 4.30 (except for in December and January when it is closed at 4 pm).

Please note: On the 24th and 26th December, the Information Office will close at 12pm and 2.30pm respectively. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Month Open Close 
 January  8:00am   4:00pm
 February (from the 2nd of February)  8:00am   5:00pm
 March (from the 2nd of March)  8:00am  6:00pm
 April  8:00am  7:00pm
 May  8:00am  8:00pm
 June  8:00am  8:00pm
 July  8:00am  8:00pm
 August  8:00am  8:00pm
 September  8:00am  7:00pm
 October  8:00am  6:00pm
 November (from the 2nd of November)  8:00am  5:00pm
 December  8:00am  4:00pm

 We are open every day (except Christmas Day).

*The Forestry Commission reserve the right to close the site on occasion in exceptional circumstances in order to protect visitors. Closure might take place in extreme weather or if the site reaches capacity on a very busy day. We anticipate this being a rare event undertaken only if absolutely necessary, but should it happen our members would not be able to access the site. We apologise for any inconvenience closure may cause, but the Forestry Commission must prioritise staff and visitor safety at all times.