Gates open from 8am every day

Gates open from 8am every day

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Opening times

Opening times

The entrance gates to the car park open at 8.00am every day of the year except Christmas Day.

 Date  Gates close at
 January – March (excluding Dorset Easter   Holidays)  5pm
 Dorset Easter Holidays  7pm
 April – July  6pm
 Dorset Summer Holidays  7pm
 September – December  5pm


Please be aware that some of our facilities and amenities have different opening hours.

The Visitor Centre, including Seasons Restaurant is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm each day* (later in the summer). The Cycle Hire Centre opens daily at 9.30, please check the Cycle Hire Centre page to view last hire times.

*The Visitor Centre may close for up to 5 midweek days in January for cleaning and maintenance.

Go Ape forest adventures are open every day from Easter to the end of October. For opening hours outside these times please visit the Go Ape website.

Moors Valley Railway is open everyday from Spring Bank Holiday week at the end of May through to early September. For the rest of the year it is open during Dorset School Holidays and at weekends only. The opening hours are 10.45am to 4.30pm (5.00pm in summer).

Moors Valley Golf Course is open from 8.00am to dusk, everyday except Christmas day, weather permitting.

Evening visits outside of opening hours must be requested in advance, conditions apply.