Visitor Parking

Our car park, across the road from the visitor centre, has space for more than 250 cars, with more than 700 including overflow facilities.

Our car park opening times are as follows:

March – October: 8am until 5pm on weekdays, and 9am until 6pm on weekends.

October – February: 8am until 4pm.

Parking your car costs a flat £4, for anything up to a whole day – simply pay at the machines using cash or card when you arrive, and display the ticket in your car. If you are a member, you can display your membership card on your dashboard to receive free parking. Accessible parking is available adjacent to the visitor centre.  Every time you park your car, you are helping us raise funds to support the vital conservation work we do in the forest, so thank you for your help. We literally couldn’t do it without you!

There are also coach and mini bus spaces. From the car park, follow the signs to head over the crossing to Forest Corner, and continue along to the visitor centre.

Anyone wishing to visit the forest outside of our normal opening hours can park at the education centre – the blue wooden building next door to the cricket club in Forest Corner – which will be open from 4pm until 9.30am.