What's on location

What's on location

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire
Forest Holidays

What you'll find on location at Blackwood Forest, Hampshire

Things to do on location

Blackwood Forest offers 60 luxury cabins nestled deep in a 270-hectare beech forest in the rolling countryside of Hampshire. Our full range of architect-designed cabin accommodation includes the romantic Golden Oak Hideaway and magical Golden Oak Treehouse. When you arrive on-location make your way to the Forest Retreat, where you can shop, eat, drink, meet the team, and book your activities, including Forest Ranger adventures. There is also an exciting outdoor children’s play area.

Forest Retreat

At the heart of our Blackwood Forest location is the Forest Retreat. Here you can meet our friendly team, who will help you make the most of your holiday. Housed in a cabin style building you will find a well organised shop, with a comfortable seating area and bar where you can enjoy restaurant style meals and a café atmosphere. View our menu here

Please note our Forest Retreat at Blackwood Forest is closed to the public on Monday & Friday afternoons.


  • Restaurant, bar and café

    Restaurant, bar and café

    Our restaurant at Blackwood Forest is open between 8:30am – 8:00pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Choose from classic favourites: curries, pizzas, and burgers, as well as lots of new culinary delights! Browse our menu, order at the bar, and inform the team of the table you’re sitting at. The terrace at Blackwood Forest offers a seating area to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest.

    Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in the cooler months, or a refreshing drink after exploring the forest! We offer a takeaway service from our Forest Retreat at Blackwood Forest. Simply pop in and order with us or place an order from the comfort of your cabin. Let us take care of the cooking and deliver your meal right to your cabin door.

  • Shop


    In our Blackwood Forest shop you’ll find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to gifts to take home.

    Head here for essential supplies, or stay a while, grab a cuppa, then browse our collection of treats and gifts. Take back to your cabin to enjoy, or take a little bit of Forest Feeling home with you.

    Try our collection of sustainable treats. Choose pampering products from L’OCCITANE and Green People, nature-themed games, or activities to help you unwind together.

    Our shop is usually open between 8.30am – 8pm every day.

Summer shopping in the Forest Retreat

New for 2024! Add some extra Forest Feeling to your stay with brands we love


Edmunds cocktails

Calm club kit

WillSow plantable books

Green people skincare

Felt so good characters

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Our Forest Rangers will lead you on a one-of-a-kind experience in the forest. For little explorers and big kids alike, discover your own Forest Feeling! Connect with nature as you try Forest Bathing, build dens, forage for food, or uncover the wildlife around you.

Pre-bookable on-site activities

Add onto your booking through my account

Foam clay and pottery painting | from £6.95
Air rifle shooting | from £24
Archery | from £24
Checkpoint- a wild outdoor escape game | from £25
Pedals & puzzles bike train | from £10 (bike hire is seperate) 
Adult bike hire | from £32
Nature Tots | from £5*
In-cabin spa treatments | from £125 (1-5 hours available) 

*Participating adult required for Forest Ranger 

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu

Paw star dog 'martini'

Fish & chips dog bowl

Treat pots

Roast dinner dog bowl

Bark brew dog 'beer'


Vehicle Charging Point

There are two vehicle charging points available on location at Blackwood Forest. These can be found outside the Forest Retreat.


Bike hire

Bike hire

Bike hire is available at Blackwood Forest, please visit the Forest Retreat and speak to a member of the team or add to your booking through your online account. Explore the local area on two wheels, with lots of stopping off places for picnics or pub lunch. From routes around the cathedral city of Winchester to National Cycle Routes that take you down to the south coast, Hampshire is perfect for a cycling holiday.

Outdoor activities

Forest Ranger Adventure 

Blackwood Forest is home to our Forest Ranger, Alison. Her background is in Countryside and Wildlife Management and she has taught practical habitat management at Sparsholt College. Alison has a particular interest in butterflies and is very pleased that Blackwood Forest hosts the Purple Emperor butterfly. Accompanying you on your Forest Ranger activities, Alison will show you all the hidden workings of the forest!


  • Children's play area

    Children's play area

    There is a children’s play area available at Blackwood Forest, but please bear in mind that children must always be supervised by an adult.



  • Bug hotel and wildlife

    Bug hotel and wildlife

    There is a bug hotel at Blackwood Forest, attracting lots of bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.


  • Hampshire trails

    Hampshire trails

    Explore the beech trees of Blackwood Forest, following the trails that start from right outside your cabin. Pick up a leaflet from the Forest Retreat and take one of the marked paths, from 3.2km to 6km, or wander along one of the many, small, unmarked woodland trails, including a nature-spotting walk around the meadow. 


Looking to book a self-catering UK staycation?

Hampshire offers the perfect balance of countryside, city, and coast to keep you busy on your next UK staycation. Discover our cosy log cabins at Blackwood Forest dotted beneath the tall beech trees, a peaceful escape for families, groups and couples. Look forward to creating wonderful memories with your loved ones on a self-catering break at Blackwood Forest. 

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