Gates open from 8am every day

Gates open from 8am every day

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Food and drink

Food and drink

Hot food and snacks

Seasons Restaurant is open daily from 9.00am to 4.30pm (6pm in August, last food orders 5.30pm) for freshly cooked breakfasts, light lunches, homemade cakes and speciality coffees with ingredients and products sourced locally in Dorset and the New Forest. All fish and seafood is always fresh and sustainably sourced from the coasts of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. All eggs served in the restaurant are free range.
Daily specials are also available and are displayed in the restaurant. Gluten, dairy free and vegan options are available. Please ask the restaurant staff for details of all food allergens.
Groups can be catered for; please contact Seasons directly for more information on 01425 470537 or e-mail

Snacks and drinks are available from Kingsmere Railway station at times when the train is running and during busy times a small outlet will be open at the front of the Visitor Centre selling take-away hot and cold drinks and snacks.


You are welcome to bring your own food and drink however there are no bins at Moors Valley. Please help us to keep Moors Valley a tidy place for people and a safe place for animals by taking your own picnic rubbish home with you.
Picnic tables are provided by Moors Lake and in the Forest picnic area, and can also be found along the Play Trail and Nature Trail. There are no undercover picnic areas.
Rubbish from food items bought at Moors Valley outlets will be happily accepted by staff.

Barbecues (BBQs)

It is possible to bring your own portable barbecues to use in the lakeside picnic area or forest picnic area, however due to fire risk we reserve the right to withdraw permission in times of especially dry weather.
Please observe and abide by the following rules. We reserve the right to ban the use of portable barbecues in the future.

  • Barbecues are only permitted in the lakeside and forest picnic areas, not in any other areas of the park or forest
  • Only non-disposable barbecues are permitted
  • All barbecues MUST be on legs at least 20cms high
  • Please be a respectful barbecue user and come prepared to take all your rubbish and ashes away with you as there are no rubbish bins at Moors Valley
  • Please be particularly careful on windy days that smoke does not bother other visitors and that there is not a risk of sparks setting light to vegetation

Ice cream

Wrapped ice creams are available at both Kingsmere and Lakeside railway stations when the train is running. Both stations are able to take payment by cash or credit/debit card.
Large groups are invited to pre-order ice creams from the Railway (01425 471415).


Moors Valley is proud to support the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme promoted by the Families and Babies (FAB) breastfeeding support charity. Nursing mothers are welcome to use the Visitor Centre restaurant or railway cafe seating to breastfeed. For more information on Families and Babies Support Group and to find your local Breastfeeding group visit