Things to do at Moors Valley Country Park review
Moors Valley Country park is a large park in Ashley Heath, Dorset. It has a great range of facilities for families including a play trail, narrow gauge steam railway, Go Ape, cycling, walks and more.
In the forest, there is a Play Trail with unique pieces of wooden play equipment. These pieces include giant snakes, a large wooden bird and a crocodile crossing. The trail takes at least an hour, if not longer. You can also divert halfway along to the Tree Top Trail. This is a 5 metre high, 200-metre long wooden walkway amongst the trees. There are a further two imaginative play areas with a zip slide, space net, fortress of towers and crossings with a long tube slide. There’s also a large castle and sand works area so don’t forget a bucket and spade.
Throughout the forest, they have lifesize sculptures from The Gruffalo. There is an authentic steam train starting from Kingsmere station along the banks of the lake with tunnels along the way before stopping at Lakeside station. The train has a varied running schedule. A return trip would take at least 45-60 minutes including embarking etc.
If you would like to explore further you can bring your bikes or hire them. There are a number of paths and tracks. There is a charge to go on the high ropes, low ropes and Segways at Go Ape. Other activities include fishing, hawk walks, walking trails and Battlefield Live which is a live-action combat game for age 8 and over, this has a charge to take part.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information – Moors Valley Country Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a restaurant and cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks, plus kiosks around the park. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Forest with a large play adventure trail, forest walkway, Go Ape, play areas, cycling, walks, steam train and more. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE. It is free to visit Moors Valley. If you arrive by car you will need to pay a parking charge which is up to £15 for all-day parking at peak times.
Is there parking?
There is a charge to park (see above).
When are they open?
Moors valley park is open all year round except for Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome and are required to be on a lead in some areas.
Are they accessible?
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