Hamsterley Forest

In a nutshell

Pack a picnic for a family outing to the popular Hamsterley Forest near Bishop Auckland. Kids will love the Viking Wildplay Trail.


Redford, Bishop Auckland

Contact details

Tel: 01388 488312

Activity type

Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Hamsterley Forest details...

Pack a picnic and get out in the fresh air with the kids for a family outing to the popular Hamsterley Forest near Bishop Auckland. Hire a bike and explore 33 miles of waymarked trails. Alternatively, follow one of the walking or horse riding trails and let the kids have fun in the adventure play area.

Hamsterley Forest’s new Viking Wildplay Trail is set along an 800 metre long path straddling both sides of the bubbling Bedburn Beck. It features a number of timber play structures designed and offers plenty of opportunities for kids to play in mature woodland and in the beck itself. All the ingredients for an adventure, from mud to water and sticks-a-plenty to build that perfect shelter. Allow 2 hours for the kids to fully explore.

Parking fee payable.

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