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

Wednesday to Sunday:
10am – 4pm - 6th January - 3rd April

6th January to 17th February open weekends only 10-4

10am – 6pm - 4th April – 24th October
10am – 4pm - 25th October to new year

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays with the following exceptions when we are open then.

  • bank holiday Mondays
  • half terms (17th and 18th Feb / 25th / 26th May / 26th / 27th October).
  • All Mondays in August
  • Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th and Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December.


Christmas and new year opening times

Closed 24th December to 1st January

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.