Gates open from 8am every day

Gates open from 8am every day

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News from the Park and Forest

News from the Park and Forest

Play Area Closure

The Junior Play Area will be closed for essential maintenance on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April while we top up the safety surface with more woodchip. We will reopen the area as soon as the work is completed. The Infants Play Area will be open but must be accessed over the red railway bridge from the picnic area. Please ask at the Information Point in the Visitor Centre if you require help lifting your buggy over the bridge. The Play Trail will be open as usual.

Breastfeeding at Moors Valley

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest near Ringwood has become one of the latest locations in Dorset to sign up to the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme promoted by the Families and Babies (FAB) breastfeeding support charity. For more information on Families and Babies Support Group and to find your local Breastfeeding group visit www.familiesandbabies.org.uk

Why we have no rubbish bins

Moors Valley has always had a ‘no rubbish bin policy’.
Rubbish that is generated from purchases on site – Visitor Centre gift shop, restaurant, ice cream kiosk, go ape shop, railway gift shop and kiosks – can be returned to these outlets and is recycled where possible. However, visitors bringing picnic, barbeque and other rubbish to the site are asked to take their rubbish home, just as they would if they were visiting any other area of countryside where bins aren’t provided.
Bins, however often they are emptied, are unsightly, can smell, attract wasps and vermin and be dangerous to wildlife.
To empty bins vehicles are necessary, compromising visitor peace and safety.
Eight dog bins are provided in the Forest (see map leaflet).
Nappy bins are provided in the family toilets.