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Moors Valley Country Park - Family Woodland Day Out


Moors Valley Country Park ideally located just off the A31 near Ringwood is the perfect place for a family adventure in the forest. There is plenty for all ages, from adventure play trails, miniature steam railway, mountain biking to woodland walks and lakeside picnics.

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Entry to Moors Valley itself is free, however there is a charge for parking onsite which varies with the season and some activities within the park are chargeable such as the steam railaway, Go Ape, golf , Segways and Nets Adventure.


There is a restaurant and several takeaway huts and also plenty of places for you to bring your own picnic to enjoy. There are toilets and baby changing facilities as well as a small gift shop, however, there are no bins so be prepared to take your litter home.


On one side of the main visitor centre you can find two play parks, the lake and the steam railway.


If you venture the other way you'll find the woodland play trail (you can download the play trail map here), Go Ape, forest walks and cycle trails (bike hire available on site). There is also a tree top walk way which is a 5 metre high, 200 metre long wooden walk way that takes you up amongst the trees!


Moors Valley gets very busy during peak holiday times and even more so at the moment due to restrictions on number of parking spaces made available due to Covid therefore the car park closes when capacity has been reached. They make regular updates on social media when this happens.


Check the Moors Valley website for up to date information, prices, opening times and events.


Where to stay nearby?


Shorefield Holidays have two parks ideally located for Moors Valley - both Oakdene Forest Park (with it's family friendly facilities and swimming pool) and Forest Edge Park (a tranquil woodland park) are within just a 10 min drive from Moors Valley.