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. Each season brings new delights with seasonal decorations and special events. (we offer annual and half year passes on the tickets page).

Opening times

The last entry is 2 hours before close ( the exception being special events for event ticket holders).


See ticket section for specifics, it is generally Easter school Holidays to the end of the October Half term Wed – Sunday 10 - 6pm (last entry 4pm).

Exceptions are Bank holiday Mondays and during half terms we are open all week, and all Mondays in August.

WINTER - NEW FOR 2022 - the night light trail

SEE THE FAIRY AND HOBGOBLIN TRAIL in the magic of dusk and dark, with lights and delights.

See ticket section for specifics, it is from the October half term, to the end of the February Half term. - 3pm - 9pm (last entry 7pm) - Weekends and school holidays.

Exceptions are Bank holiday Mondays and during half terms we are open all week, and around Christmas and new year when days will vary. We are closed Christmas eve, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years eve, and New years day.

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! To find us what 3 words = unlocking.obtain.exhales.

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

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.