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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest
Horton Road
Ashley Heath
BH24 2ET

01425 470721

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest Ashley Heath

One of the country’s best rural recreational facilities, with each unique visit bringing out the explorer in everyone.


Length of time they've been running:

Currently a joint venture between Dorset Council and Forestry England, Moors Valley opened in 1988.

Their business expertise:

Dorset Council employs a team of Rangers to look after the Park and Visitor Centre. Forestry England manages 8,000 hectares of woodland and heath between Dorset and Surrey, which includes the forest in Moors Valley.

What makes them unique:

There is something for everyone in Moors Valley, whether you wish to take a relaxing stroll or cycle through the forest, ride a genuine narrow-gauge steam train, or even Go Ape on a high-wire woodland adventure swinging through the tree tops.

Their approach when delivering to you:

The Rangers are responsible for the management of the vast Country Park, which includes play areas, lakes, rivers, meadows and woodland, and the Forest. They manage and maintain the sites, help visitors, run educational children's activities and organise recreational events.

Also notably:

Visit England Awards for Excellence 2018: Bronze for Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year. With over 750,000 visitors a year, it is a very popular park Poole and Bournemouth-based.


For families:

Moors Valley is the perfect spot for a family day out. You can take a ride on the miniature steam train, have fun in the two playgrounds for young and older children, enjoy the extensive play trail with ten fantastic wooden play structures, book a Go Ape experience up in the trees, see the Gruffalo and Gruffalo's Child carved scultpures and picnic in the park by the late when you are hungry.

For everyone else:

The extensive facilities are superb for adults too and include 18 hole and 5 hole pitch and putt golf courses, restaurant and gift shop, regular outdoor activities and events, cycling and cycle hire, scenic walks and much more.

That’s the end of this listing, thank you for reading. Would you like to find out more about Moors Valley Country Park and Forest? You can get in touch with them via these contact details.

Alternatively, take a look at all the options for Parks in Bournemouth & Poole within the Families section.