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From walking the sculpture trail, with 'paw' buddy in tow; to climbing on the adventure park; or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paula S
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Blakeney, United Kingdom
Open air fun for the children

We booked the area and had a barbeque. Need to supply a long match or be reminded. Generally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ootr
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

From walking the sculpture trail, with 'paw' buddy in tow; to climbing on the adventure park; or for the more daring 'Go Ape'. Beechenhurst has a lot to offer. The staff in the cafe are just wonderful, always friendly and helpful. If you are looking...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the area and had a barbeque. Need to supply a long match or be reminded. Generally clean.Small rubbish ring pulls and drink tops ere and there. Toilets rate 5 out of 10.usable but not that pleasant. Playground in need of a lot of...More

Thank ootr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Younger kids will love the Highway Rat activity trail. Cafe reasonably priced. Parking good value. Outdoor playground area will keep younger kids entertained.

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Beechenhurst Lodge Cafe 3 times during my stay and had the most amazing breakfast. Staff very polite and helpful, food was brilliant. Definitely a place to go to!

Thank Peonie99
Reviewed 10 July 2018

cafe, toilets picnic area playpark (also has a few go ape areas on site) lots of trails, well maintained and easy to lose yourself in the beauty and peace of the forest

Thank Russell H
Reviewed 17 June 2018

An interesting place to visit but they do need to improve their signage. Searching for the sculptures was challenging if fun, but again, no information about them. The cathedral window is stunning and speaks for itself but you need a good imagination for some of...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Wonderful place. We visited with our young toddler on a weekday when it was really quiet and peaceful. We took The Highway Rat trail, which has wide, well maintained paths (fine for a pushchair) but is still great for exploring the forest. Then we spent...More

Thank sandrawilliams2016
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Took our 6 and 8 year olds to have go on the Highway Rat trail which was good fun, despite it hammering down with rain and us getting wet and muddy. Bought a “highway rat” activity pack -a brown paper bag, a piece of string,...More

Thank Aranalde
FC-Ranger, Recreation Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you for reviewing us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and you had lots of fun.

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We recently visited whilst spending a week in the Forest of Dean with our pooch. The walks from the lodge are great, there is plenty of trails that kept our pooch busy sniffing away (and a few squirrel chases too!,albeit they were always quicker than...More

Thank LisajayneP
FC-Ranger, Recreation Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you for coming to visit us. Do come back and see us again, we are planning to get new play equipment in 2019.

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place. Beautiful woodland walks but also a huge sunny open space for the park and cafe. Our daughter enjoyed the Highway Rat Walk. We will defo return when back in FOD

Thank emmac1980
FC-Ranger, Recreation Ranger at Beechenhurst Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

We have just had our grass picnic area upgraded as we used to be an old mining colliery. The grass area is level and stone free perfect for picnics and outdoor games. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Lynne R
21 October 2015|
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Response from FC-Ranger | Property representative |
Hi Lynne, more information can be found on the Forestry Commission website for Beechenhurst Lodge where you'll be able to find an access statement. The immediate site does have some facilities for wheelchair users however if... More
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