Thetford Forest

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Thetford Forest
Thetford Forest

There is so many great things to do around Cambridge and so many places to explore. One of which being Thetford Forest. Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain and is located in a region straddling the north of Suffolk and the south of Norfolk in England. It covers over 47,000 acres.

With over 260 activities for you to enjoy in the forest, the area exceeds 1 million visitors annually and I can assure you that it will be a fantastic day out. There is swimming pools, leisure centresindoor and soft play areas, high rope walks, picnic areas, trail walks, Segway scooters, mountain bikes, cafes, outdoor concerts, theatre and entertainment and so much more. There is also a wide variety of wildlife including birds such as crossbills and nesting sparrow hawks. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about the weather as 180 of the attractions are indoors.

Thetford Forest activities, zip-lining

One of the biggest attractions of Thetford is of course Go Ape, founded in 2001 and was the first self-belay tree top ropes course in Britain. Go Ape is a high-wire Tree Top Adventure. The courses are up in the trees and are made up of zip wires, rope swings, ladders, walkways, bridges, trapezes and tunnels made of wood. There are also Junior courses designed for 6 – 12 year olds. Apart from Thetford’s Go Ape, there are also Go Ape courses in 30 other forests in EnglandScotland and Wales.

To name but a few more activities Thetford also has horse-riding, carriage driving, sled dog training, mountain-biking, scootering, archery, paintballing, canoeing, metal detecting, 4 wheeled driving and mushroom picking.

There is so much choice for activities and its only 35 miles outside of Cambridge. So, pack up a picnic and head down to Thetford Forest for a day of fun.

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