Things to do at Thorpe Forest, Norfolk
Forest Holidays

Things to do at Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Choose from our selection of extras and activities to create your perfect holiday

Explore Norfolk with a range of extras and activities

Choose from our range of extras and activities and carve out some proper time together in nature. Spend a couple of days exploring the local area or enjoy your entire break surrounded by secluded woodland, make the most of your staycation in the forest.

Join us in the Forest Retreat for our Forest Quiz

Are forests your forte? Sports your special subject? Fancy yourself as a wildlife wizard… or pop master? Then come along to our Forest Quiz! Grab a drink, choose your team name and put your knowledge to the test for a chance to win. Join us every Wednesday and Saturday in the Forest Retreat from 5.30pm. It’s free and everyone’s welcome - with special rounds for kids!  

Fancy a little pre-quiz treat?

Get the brains in gear with our Forest Quiz Night specials in the Forest Retreat – yummy hot chocolates, posh dogs, fries, hot waffles and ice cream. Pre-book, secure your quiz seat and save up to 15% on your feast. Available from 4 December. 

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Recommended extras this Christmas

Festive Bundle
Festive Bundle

Pre-Christmas breaks

Festive Christmas Bundle
Festive Christmas Bundle

Christmas Tree Decoration Pack
Christmas Tree Decoration Pack

Merry Little Christmas Party
Merry Little Christmas Party

The Snowman™️ and the Snowdog Bundle For Kids
From £20.90
The Snowman™️ and the Snowdog Bundle For Kids

Forest Ranger activities in Thorpe Forest

Spend some time with our resident Forest Ranger Lizzie and learn the secrets of the forest. You can also add a Forest School Den Kit to your booking and build a secret hiding place deep within Thorpe Forest. 

Activities on offer:

Forest Survival | Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Mini Forest Rangers | Saturday
Nature Tots | Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Wildlife Wonders | Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Nocturnal Adventure | Sept - May | Wednesday & Saturday PM

Log in to your account to pre-book ranger activities before your stay.

Foam Clay and Pottery Painting

Indoor activity for the whole family

Head to the Forest Retreat and discover your creative side. Choose from a selection of our favourite woodland animals and experiment with spongy foam clay or paint a masterpiece to take away that same day.

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Small Bisque - Foam or Paint | £6.95
Medium Bisque - Foam or Paint | £10.95
Large Bisque - Foam or Paint | £13.95

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Save 10% on your Go Ape experience when you stay with us.

Take a trip with the whole tribe, packed full of adventure!

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Things to do at Thorpe Forest

  • Pre-book and personalise your stay

    Pre-book and personalise your stay

    Put together your own break with our extras and activities. Whether it’s the convenience of cycle hire to save loading up your bikes, an adventurous kayaking session or a relaxing reward such as movie night treats, you can bring together all the elements that make your holiday special to you.

  • Explore the Norfolk countryside on two wheels

    Explore the Norfolk countryside on two wheels

    Cycling holiday? There are lots of cycle trails near to Thorpe Forest! From gentle forest rides for all the family to mountain biking trails to get your heart pounding. Take long distance rides along National Cycle Network routes or head to the coast for a day of head-clearing cycling.

  • Discover Norfolk on-foot

    Discover Norfolk on-foot

    Norfolk offers great walking and hiking opportunities with its flat terrain and varied landscapes. Explore the forest around you, discover the Brecklands, follow Roman roads and enjoy bracing coastal walks on a relaxing walking holiday.


Norfolk holidays at Thorpe Forest

Our location at Thorpe Forest is situated beside the River Thet. In this beautiful setting, rediscover your sense of calm, rekindle your love of adventure and learn about the natural world. Book your forest break today and escape to the great outdoors.

How to add extras to your booking

Don’t miss out. Log in to your account to browse extras and activities and pre-book before your stay. The best way to kickstart your holiday countdown (and get that Forest Feeling before you even arrive).

What is our Premium Wi-Fi & In-Cabin Entertainment Package?

Our In-Cabin Entertainment package is an optional upgrade, bringing premium features to the connected TV in your cabin. With In-Cabin Entertainment you'll have access to high speed Wi-Fi internet, unlimited movies, HD streaming and much more.

You can add In-Cabin Entertainment when booking your cabin, if you have an existing booking call us on 03330 110 495 or Login to My Account.