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 Partial Closure

The triangular forts in the Junior Play Area will be closed for essential maintenance from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 June.
The rest of the Junior Play Area, the Infants Play Area and the Play Trail will be open as usual. Thanks for your patience.

School Holidays and Bank Holidays

As many of our regular visitors will know, Moors Valley can get very busy during the school holidays as lots of families visit us to enjoy the sunshine!

During especially busy periods we may have to close the Park when the car park becomes full (most likely between 12pm and 2pm. On these occasions we will open again as soon as we have enough car park spaces for the rest of the day (usually after around 1hr to 1.5hrs). Our best advice is to arrange to arrive earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon to reduce risk of disappointment.

Visitors with pre-booked activities such as Go Ape or Ranger-led events will be allowed entry while we are closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused at times when we are closed. Please note that parking along the driveway and Horton Road is not permitted

Saturday Fishing Club

Our Saturday Fishing Club will introduce young people to angling in a safe and fun environment. Learn fishing skills including using rods, how to hook bait, casting, fish identification, fish care and handling. The six week club will start in June 2018 and is suitable for children aged 10 years and over.
Please email your contact details to if you would like to know more.

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.