Opening Times

Please find below the current site opening times. The exact date of change for the closing time each month may vary, so please call the Information Office on 01580 879820 if you want to be sure.

During severe weather conditions or when the site's maximum capacity is reached, the site is sometimes forced to close*. If this is the case, we try to put a warning on the home page or on our Facebook page. However, if you are unsure, please ring the Information Office on 01580 879820.  

The Visitor Information Office is open from 9.30am - 4.30pm (except in December and January when it closes at 4.00pm). On some peak days, the office may stay open until 5.30pm.


Month Open Close 
 January  8:00am   4:00pm
 February   8:00am   5:00pm
 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    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.