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 in December and January when it closes at 4.00pm and in August when it closes at 5.30pm).


Month Open Close 
 January  8:00am   4:00pm
 February   8:00am   5:00pm
 March (to 29th March)  8:00am  6:00pm
 30 March to 30 April  8:00am  7:00pm
 May   8:00am  8:00pm
 June  8:00am  8:00pm
 July  8:00am  8:00pm
 August (to 2nd September)  8:00am  8:00pm
 September (to 27th September)  8:00am  7:00pm
 October (from 28th September to 25th October)  8:00am  6:00pm
 26th October to 30 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.