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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Type:Country/Royal Park

Horton Road
Ashley Heath
Ringwood
DORSET
BH24 2ET

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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car Parking up to 12 seats (Based on length of stay)from £1.00 to £10.00 per ticket
Coach 21-50+ seats (Daily Charge)from £20.00 to £71.00 per ticket
Mini Bus 13-20 seats (Daily Charge)from £6.00 to £25.00 per ticket
Season Ticketfrom £25.00 to £50.00 per ticket

Entrance to the park is free but car parking charges apply, season tickets are available. Various facilities in the park also incur a charge, ie railway, golf, cycle hire and Go Ape.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    722
  • Very Good
    282
  • Average
    47
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    9

Recent Reviews:

  • alank522
    Crewkerne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    A fantastic day out at Moors Valley Country Park. So much to do and all for the cost of parking (£11 for the day!). Beautiful scenery and lovely walks. Highly recommended Read full review
  • M6632OQkellyt
    Weymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great place for the whole family & dogs
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th February 2019
    Arrive early at peak times to get a space, we've previously had to park down the road and walk for ages to get in, but i guess we did avoid the high parking charges, yesterday we paid £10 for under 3... Read full review
  • nothappyface
    Britford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fab day enjoy by all
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th February 2019
    Not my first visit , brought my granddaughter and daughter in law, been many times with my own children when they were small. Bring a pick nick it’s very expensive to eat in the cafe. Went on the... Read full review

Awards

  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver 2016
  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold 2016
  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Gold Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Gold Award 2017
  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Silver Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Silver Award 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousSouth West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017/18 - Gold South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017/18 - Gold 2018
  • Dorset TourismDorset Tourism Awards Gold 2018 Dorset Tourism Awards Gold 2018 2018

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  • Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Moors Valley can be found 10 miles north of Bournemouth and 5 miles west of Ringwood at Ashley Heath. Signposted from the Ashley Heath roundabout at the junction of the A31 and A338 (Bournemouth Spur Road) between Ringwood and St Leonards.

Public Transport Directions

The Number 36 bus service that operates between Verwood and Bournemouth stops at the Castleman Trailway entrance on Horton Road (opposite the One Stop shop). It is then approximately a 10 minute walk to the Visitor Centre.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Including 'Changing Places' standard toilet with hoist and height adjustable changing bench.

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant: lunches, homemade cakes, drinks and snacks.
  • Picnic Site - All picnic areas are outdoors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - large play areas. Steam railway (charge applies).

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Two small meeting rooms for hire (one with step access), max 20-40 people
  • Dog Friendly
  • Event Venue
  • Open All Year
  • Shop
  • Toilets - Including disabled toilet

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 2-4 hours
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (charge) - Free parking for tax exempt vehicles for disability

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Group rates available for Moors Valley Railway.
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free - Must show ID
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Ranger-led activities available.

Opening Times

Open New Year
Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* The Country Park is open every day except Christmas Day from 8am. Closing time is at 5.00pm from September to March, at 6.00pm from April to May and at 7.00pm from June to August. Additional facilities on site have varying opening times ie. Visitor Centre, Seasons Restaurant, Moors Valley Railway, Golf Centre, Cycle Hire and Go Ape.

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