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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

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 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    515
  • Very Good
    210
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • LeeH1706
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Great but expensive to park
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th April 2017
    I visited Moors Valley primarily for parkrun on a Saturday morning while staying in the area. Parking is generally expensive at £3.50 per hour up to £10 for the day. This isn't so bad if you're a... Read full review
  • Jerry_Hughes
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Absolutely love this place!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd April 2017
    There's loads to do which is great, our 2 sons love the first park you get to with the big slide and climbing area, our daughter who is only just walking was a big fan of the younger area with the... Read full review
  • MrB19812014
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great place OVER PRICED PARKING!!
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd April 2017
    This is a great place with loads to do, just the recent hike in parking charges is a great let down. The parking was already high and to raise it further with no clear investment for the visitors is... Read full review

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2015 Silver Dorset Tourism Awards 2015 Silver 2015
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2015 Gold Dorset Tourism Awards 2015 Gold 2015
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold 2016

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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

Other

  • Accept Children over 7
  • Dog friendly
  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Key Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

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.

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

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

Catering

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

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2-4 hours
  • 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

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Two small meeting rooms for hire (one with step access), max 20-40 people
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open all year
  • Picnic Area
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets - Including disabled toilet

Specialist Features

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

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Ranger-led activities available

Opening Times

Open New Year
2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* 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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