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).

General opening times are stated below however please be aware days we are open to the public and opening times may vary throughout the year. Please check ticket availability before travelling.

(We open for large groups and school parties on days we are closed to the public by arrangement)


See ticket section for specifics, it is generally Easter school Holidays to the end of the October Half term.

We are open currently weekends, bank holidays, and school holidays. Please check availability and that we are open before travelling. We open at 10am, and will close 2 hours after last available entry time.


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

See ticket section for specifics, it is from the October half term, to the end of the February Half term. Weekends and school holidays.

The winter fairy trail opens and closes later than the summer hours. Please check availability and that we are open before travelling. Opening and closing will vary depending upon the time of sun set and will close 2 hours after last available entry time.

We are closed Christmas eve, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years eve, and New years day.

Please note for health and safety a small part of the trail that isn’t lit may be closed off if it gets too dark.

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.