All tickets must be bought online – book tickets, find info on opening times and how to get here.

Northwood is open all year to enjoy each season

Opening times 2020

The last entry is 90 minutes before close (which is generally 4pm in winter hours and 6pm in Summer hours, the exception being events for event ticket holders).

Closed 24th/ 25th / 26th December

Open 27th/ 28th / 29th and 30th December

Closed 31st December and january 1st 2021


Opening times 2021

The last entry is 90 minutes before close (which is generally 4pm in winter hours and 6pm in Summer hours, the exception being events for event ticket holders).

Generally open Wednesday – Sunday, closed Mondays (except half terms, bank holidays and August) and Tuesdays (except half terms).


Winter

2nd Jan to 7th February Saturdays and Sundays 10 – 4pm

13th February to 1st April – Wednesday – Sunday 10 – 4pm

Exceptions are the half term February Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th when open.


Summer

2nd April – 31st October Wednesday – Sunday 10- 6pm

Exceptions Bank holiday Mondays and half terms 31st May and 1st June and 25th and 26th October, and all Mondays in August.


Winter

November to 4th December Only Saturdays and Sundays. 10 – 4pm

4th – 30th December 10 - 4pm open except the following dates, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st.


Opening times are different and later for our special events; Midsummer, Halloween, and Christmas see here.

The Northwood Woodland Kitchen is open later, see here for details.

Last general entry tickets for the trail an hour before close, (except special dusk/night events).

During busy periods, to ensure the best visitor experience, we will restrict the number who can enter the trail in any hour and tickets will have time slots for entry – please be prompt or unfortunately you will miss your slot!

Northwood Tickets are not required to visit the Northwood Kitchen café.

Northwood tickets are not required to visit the Fairy Museum although there is a small charge.

During very busy periods we will have to restrict access to the Northwood Kitchen and Fairy Museum to Northwood ticket holders only. This is likely to be school holiday and lovely weather weekends.

Free Parking available

Disabled access; please note paths are stoned and the ground is rough but suitable for wheelchairs. Please let us know in advance and we will arrange parking close to the entrance and Woodland Kitchen.

No dogs other than guide dogs are permitted because of wildlife, (and young children and dog faeces).

Picnics; because of wildlife and litter no picnics are permitted at Northwood.

Smoking and fire risk; to mitigate against forest fires smoking is only allowed in the in the Northwood Kitchen courtyard where we have fire buckets to safely dispose of cigarette butts.

Lighting; we are proud to be an off the grid attraction, however this does mean limited electricity. Parts of the trail can be dark even on a cloudy summer day under the tree canopy.