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
Wednesday to Sunday:
10am – 6pm (Easter to End of the October half term)
10am – 4pm (November to end of March)
Closed Mondays except bank holidays and Tuesdays.
We are open Christmas holidays Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th and Monday 23rd December.
Christmas and new year opening times
Closed 24th December to 1st January
Open Thursday 2nd January to Sunday 5th 10am - 4pm (then open weekends only till 15th February)
CHRISTMAS EVENT with lady winter and saint Nicholas
7th/8th Dec, and 14th - 23rd December 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm
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)
2020 only open weekends from 6th January to 14th February
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.