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🌟 Play Update 🌟

Our Castle and Sandworks play area will be closed from Monday 14th June until Friday 18th June while essential maintenance is taking place. The zip wire in the bark play park will also be temporarily closed during this time while work is completed around it.

However, the rest of the bark play area, Play Trail and Gruffalo Spotters Trail will be unaffected and remain open for you to enjoy.

Find out more about our outdoor imaginative play facilities on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/play/

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🌟 Play Update 🌟

Our Castle and Sandworks play area will be closed from Monday 14th June until Friday 18th June while essential maintenance is taking place. The zip wire in the bark play park will also be temporarily closed during this time while work is completed around it.

However, the rest of the bark play area, Play Trail and Gruffalo Spotters Trail will be unaffected and remain open for you to enjoy.

Find out more about our outdoor imaginative play facilities on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/play/

Thank you for your support πŸ’š #LoveMoorsValley

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Peter Longley Paul Best Helen Best

Just to clarify, given this week's closures, is it open as normal 12/13 June??

🌟 parkrun announcement 🌟

We’re pleased that parkrun are ready to restart nationally and we look forward to the time we can welcome adult parkrunners back to Moors Valley. We support parkrun and after careful consideration, we've decided to adopt a phased approach to restarting events. Smaller events such as Junior parkrun have restarted in recent weeks and we're closely monitoring the success of these events week by week.

As we move towards the summer months more and more people want to enjoy the park and forest. This year we also have the addition of increased demand for staycations bringing more visitors to the area. Adding to this pressure by permitting large events at peak times will lead to other visitors being turned away and risk overwhelming local communities with traffic.

We'll continue to work with the Moors Valley parkrun core team to put plans in place to restart parkrun in September, restrictions allowing.

To help you continue to enjoy your running at Moors Valley why not try one of our waymarked 3,2,1 running routes, or our specially constructed fitness trail providing a wide variety of exercise options that are ideal for those getting back into exercise, as well as those looking for a more strenuous workout. Find out more on our website www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/walking-trails/
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🌟 parkrun announcement 🌟

We’re pleased that parkrun are ready to restart nationally and we look forward to the time we can welcome adult parkrunners back to Moors Valley. We support parkrun and after careful consideration, weve decided to adopt a phased approach to restarting events. Smaller events such as Junior parkrun have restarted in recent weeks and were closely monitoring the success of these events week by week. 

As we move towards the summer months more and more people want to enjoy the park and forest. This year we also have the addition of increased demand for staycations bringing more visitors to the area. Adding to this pressure by permitting large events at peak times will lead to other visitors being turned away and risk overwhelming local communities with traffic. 

Well continue to work with the Moors Valley parkrun core team to put plans in place to restart parkrun in September, restrictions allowing.

To help you continue to enjoy your running at Moors Valley why not try one of our waymarked 3,2,1 running routes, or our specially constructed fitness trail providing a wide variety of exercise options that are ideal for those getting back into exercise, as well as those looking for a more strenuous workout. Find out more on our website www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/walking-trails/Image attachmentImage attachment

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For 1-2hrs early Saturday morning, I really think that will impact there ability to host staycation holiday makers..... I thought we were all locals and would be welcomed back with open arms...... so wrong πŸ˜‘

Maybe other Park Run venues are delaying the return until the Autumn like Moors Valley but it’s sad not to be firmly in that 88% who seem to be advertising a Summer re-start…

I understand there are some difficult decisions to make. I'm not sure I follow the rationale being stated though. 9.00am on a Saturday has never been a peak time for you?

Very disappointing indeed. Turning your back on local park users come rain or shine, not to mention a national health initiative that brings people together in a celebration of health and well being. I’m so surprised by your short sighted approach and I hope we regular park runners are all able to get over your disregard for our annual loyalty and return to you when you want us back. I’m struggling at the moment πŸ˜”

This is very sad as impacts on whether parkruns across the country can return as it runs the risk of overflooding other local events. I hope this was taken into account when making this decision.

This is a shame, thankfully this hasn't impacted the national return of park run, although it will put pressure on other runs in the area so the problem is just moved and less spread as a result. It feels a little like you're prioritising the high season trade over a locally participated event that brings you trade and/or short term visitors. You could easily 'open' the park at 10am if it was deemed at capacity before this time due to PR. I expect most of runners have left by 10am leaving you free to let as many 'day visitors' in as allowed. Dissapointing

Can you explain why Forestry England has approved other parkruns like Bedgebury Pinetum - Forestry England and Alice Holt Forest - Forestry England but then says this about Moors Valley. It makes absolutely no sense. All sites are busy during weekends but many have little going on between 9 and 10am. You will force people to go to other parkruns (presumably your aim) and lose the parking fees and cafe fees you would have received as additional revenue. People may also stay longer and spend more. It is really disappointing that Forestry England made it a local issue rather than coming up with a national framework like parkrun UK did.

Some quite harsh comments here. Personally I have a degree of sympathy on both sides. My concern is what will happen in the long term as I presume this pressure on parking during the summer is/will be an annual difficulty. Perhaps a notice could be put on MV website/entrance alerting visitors that there is particular pressure on Saturday’s before 10.30?

With Brockenhurst delayed also it puts huge pressure on Lymington which is a small venue with limited parking.The landowner although given permission were already concerned...

Please could I chat re above. I'm with BBC South on 07834 159687. Many thanks.

Amazing!

Thanks for the update, however like many I am disappointed. I do understand as I assume from a business perspective it makes sense for you (the day trippers/tourists are more likely to stay all day, use the train, eat lunch etc) However please don't forget us parkrunners who are there rain or shine and fill your cafe for coffee and breakfast on a windy November morning. Looking forward to September β˜•πŸ³πŸƒ‍♀️

This is very disappointing and I hope it comes back soon. The reasons given are just excuses.

I don't think you have a clue how important Parkruns are for people's physical health and mental well-being. The past year has been tough enough without you now turning your back on all us locals who are desperate to get back and run socially again. Moors Valley is by far the biggest Parkrun in this area and by your own reckoning might have attracted 700 runners post covid...............those 700 runners are now going to run elsewhere and potentially overwhelm other local and in most cases much smaller parkruns which in turn puts them in jeopardy. What was the point of me renewing my annual parking permit recently? And it's not even a Forestry England decision - this is a Moors Valley Country Park decision!! I feel so incredibly let down by you as I was really looking forward to seeing everyone again at the end of the month and enjoying the enormous mental health benefits and routine of all running together every single Saturday morning.

So basically. You know that parkrun starts at 9. The majority of people leave by 10/1030 as that’s the deal with a £1.20 ticket for parkrun. You know that holiday makers arrive at 10ish. And now you are worried that with park run taking up car park space you’ll turn away cash. Remember that park-run brings you business EVERY week of the year. Will this decision be taken every year in the summer months?

Please respect their decision, if you keep moaning they might say no!

Disappointing!

Fantastic news!

Very lame excuse in my opinion. Nothing stopping parkrunners from turning up though and running the route, lots of people have been doing their local parkrun course albeit not at 9 am on Saturday.

Yolly Deverill

Louise English

Ridiculous

Disappointing from Moors Valley Country Park and Forest that they have taken this stance. The Park Runners quite often stay afterwards with their family, plus the revenue they bring to the park with parking and food/drink from the cafe. I’m pretty confident that the park is not busy on a Saturday morning at 9am and certainly nowhere near capacity. πŸ€”

Lisa and Vicki. Can we try this park run when it’s back up and running please πŸ™ x

Very disappointing

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🦒 Swanning Around 🦒

Have you spotted our newly hatched cygnets on Moors Lake and Crane Lake? They're still very young and only just finding their feet, so if you're lucky enough to spot them on your next visit please give them space to explore safely from a distance ❀
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Saw them at the weekend whilst out riding my horse. They are so tiny. Looking forward to watching them grow. ❀️🦒

I was lucky enough to see them on Sunday, beautiful, dad is so protective it is lovely to see

They are beautiful, look forward to seeing them soon

Pete Whitlock Kelly Morgan

Lacey Mundy Rachel Jane Burt

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🌟 Castle and Sandworks Play Area Closure 🌟

Our Castle and Sandworks play area will be closed from today until Friday 11th June while essential maintenance is taking place.

However, the Adventure play area, Play Trail and Gruffalo Spotters Trail will be unaffected and remain open for you to enjoy.

Find out more about our outdoor imaginative play facilities on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/play/

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🌟 Castle and Sandworks Play Area Closure 🌟

Our Castle and Sandworks play area will be closed from today until Friday 11th June while essential maintenance is taking place.

However, the Adventure play area, Play Trail and Gruffalo Spotters Trail will be unaffected and remain open for you to enjoy.

Find out more about our outdoor imaginative play facilities on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/play/

Thank you for your support πŸ’š #LoveMoorsValley

It can be hard to keep the kids occupied, and even harder to find new outdoor activities for the family.

Introducing our Gruffalo Spotters trail!

Find out how easy and safe it is to take part πŸ‘‰ forestryeng.land/moors-valley-gruffalo
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It can be hard to keep the kids occupied, and even harder to find new outdoor activities for the family. 

Introducing our Gruffalo Spotters trail! 

Find out how easy and safe it is to take part πŸ‘‰  https://forestryeng.land/moors-valley-gruffalo

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Sophie Fewings Connor Gale

🌟 Castle and Sandworks Play Area Closure 🌟

Our Castle and Sandworks play area will be closed from Tuesday 8th - Friday 11th June while essential maintenance is taking place.

However, the Adventure play area, Play Trail and Gruffalo Spotters Trail will be unaffected and remain open for you to enjoy.

Find out more about our outdoor imaginative play facilities on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/play/

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🌟 Castle and Sandworks Play Area Closure 🌟

Our Castle and Sandworks play area will be closed from Tuesday 8th - Friday 11th June while essential maintenance is taking place. 

However, the Adventure play area, Play Trail and Gruffalo Spotters Trail will be unaffected and remain open for you to enjoy.

Find out more about our outdoor imaginative play facilities on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/things-to-do/play/

Thank you for your support πŸ’š #LoveMoorsValley

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Anastasia Brewer where they hell was this?🀣🀣🀣

Mollie May Allan where was this??

Andrew Parry Alison Parry Rob Parry Clare Parry 😭😭

Ahh the memories Bev Rendall .... common covid go away so we can take the kiddies

Sarah Howard

Mathew Nixon

Vicki Utting

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🌟 Thank You 🌟

It's National Volunteers’ week, a time to celebrate the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

At Moors Valley we're very lucky to have such fantastic volunteers who give up their time to help make the park and forest such an amazing place.

Thank you to each and every volunteer for everything that you do, we can't wait to welcome you back again soon πŸ’š
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🌟 Thank You 🌟

Its National Volunteers’ week, a time to celebrate the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

At Moors Valley were very lucky to have such fantastic volunteers who give up their time to help make the park and forest such an amazing place.

Thank you to each and every volunteer for everything that you do, we cant wait to welcome you back again soon πŸ’šImage attachmentImage attachment

πŸ“£ CAR PARK OPEN πŸ“£

If you're planning to visit today, there's still plenty of time to enjoy the many activities on site, including the Railway, Gruffalo Spotters Trail, Bike Hire and more. Gates close at 7pm tonight so why not make the most of the last day of the half-term break πŸ€—

Thank you for your continued support 🌳
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πŸ“£ CAR PARK OPEN πŸ“£

If youre planning to visit today, theres still plenty of time to enjoy the many activities on site, including the Railway, Gruffalo Spotters Trail, Bike Hire and more. Gates close at 7pm tonight so why not make the most of the last day of the half-term break πŸ€—

Thank you for your continued support 🌳

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I would like to visit with my daughter later this afternoon. It's a 45 minute drive for us. If we get there and the carpark is closed, does it reopen as people leave?

πŸ“£ CAR PARK CLOSED πŸ“£

Our car park is temporarily closed in line with our current COVID-secure procedure. We're working with a reduced capacity to ensure we're keeping both our staff and current visitors as safe as possible.

Further updates will be posted on Facebook and on our website πŸ‘‰www.moors-valley.co.uk/socialmedia/

If you have a pre-booked activity such as Go Ape or Golf please show your booking confirmation to the Rangers at the gate to gain access.

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πŸ“£ CAR PARK OPEN πŸ“£

Our car park has now re-opened. If you're still planning to visit today, why not come a little later and explore one of our many trails. Whether you like walking, cycling or Gruffalo spotting there really is something for everyone to enjoy 🌳

Full details of facilities currently open can be found on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/news-from-the-park-and-forest/

Thank you for your continued support πŸ’š
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πŸ“£ CAR PARK OPEN πŸ“£

Our car park has now re-opened. If youre still planning to visit today, why not come a little later and explore one of our many trails. Whether you like walking, cycling or Gruffalo spotting there really is something for everyone to enjoy 🌳

Full details of facilities currently open can be found on our website here πŸ‘‰ www.moors-valley.co.uk/news-from-the-park-and-forest/

Thank you for your continued support πŸ’š

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Where do you park if the car park is closed and you have booked an activity?

Stacey Barnes

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