Haldon Forest Park - Forestry Commission

Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XR

Tel: 0300 067 5826

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Haldon Forest Park


Whether you want to explore the forest on foot, bike, or swinging through the canopy, you'll find something for you just around the next tree. The place for walking, cycling, play and much more.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree
Car Parking / Minibuses - All dayfrom £5.00 to £7.00 per ticket
Car Parking / Minibuses - up to 2 hoursfrom £3.00 to £4.00 per ticket
Car Parking / Minibuses – up to 4 hoursfrom £4.00 to £5.00 per ticket
Coach Parking - all day£15.00 per ticket
Discovery Pass£35.00 per ticket

Car and minibus parking during mid-week in term-time, £3 for up to two hours, £4 for up to four hours and £5 for all day. Weekends, school holidays and bank holidays £4 for up to two hours, £5 for up to four hours and £7 for all day. Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass, just £35 for parking for a whole year as well as a range of other benefits.


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Recent Reviews:

  • ant1772018
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Exeter is lucky to have this natural amenity so near.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th January 2019
    Starting at the central car park there are many amenities to satisfy most people. There are cycle tracks and walking paths. Some of these give wonderful views of Exeter itself. There are other... Read full review
  • Christine H
    Dorset, United Kingdom
    Lovely day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 29th January 2019
    We visited here last weekend. We had a lovely walk round one of the routes. The cakes in the cafe were delicious and was just what we needed on a cold, wet day! Definitely worth a visit. There is a... Read full review
  • sallyr348
    Ashburton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Amazing Trails
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd February 2019
    I absolutely love this place with the well marked bike trails. Best to go mid week as weekends get busy. Parking permit is a great idea and saves money. Handy forest cafe and reasonable coffee. Read full review


Road Directions

Located just off the A38, follow the brown signs for the forest park.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - The Ridge Cafe serves a delicious range of locally sourced, organic and fairtrade food and drink.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue - If you would like to hold your event at Haldon Forest Park please contact the Permissions desk on 01392 834231.
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Forest Location
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - Charges are for all day parking: Cars: £2 Minibus: £7.00 Coaches £12.00 Discovery Pass: Car £20.00 Minibus £40.00

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Opening Times

Open all year except Christmas Day (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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