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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 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    666
  • Very Good
    261
  • Average
    41
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • Mouse L
    Great for walking and bicycling
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th June 2018
    We spent great day outdoors in the green nature and peaceful forest park. Great day out with friends and kids. Read full review
  • Suzanne K
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic for all ages
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th June 2018
    We visited as a large family group aged between 73yrs and 5 months and all enjoyed it. The steam train was great fun and my 2 year old loved the Gruffalo characters. So much to do! Read full review
  • Rachel L
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th June 2018
    Visited moors valley early one morning (8.15am) although the visitors centre was closed we downloaded the park map so knew our way round. We followed the play trail and my two boys loved it!!! It was... 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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Gold Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Gold Award 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset 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

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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

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 2-4 hours
  • 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

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

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach 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

  • 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
  • Dog Friendly
  • Event Venue
  • Open All Year
  • 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
Opening (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* 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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