Things to do in and around Thetford, Suffolk

Approx 10 miles away from The Bull Inn, Barton Mills.

Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves providing the ideal setting for a day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.

Many of our visitors are attracted by the peace and tranquillity of Thetford Forest as well as the wide range of recreation facilities. High Lodge is the venue where children can explore trails, use the play furniture and have fun on the large grass area. Refreshments are also available in our oak framed building. There is something for everyone somewhere in the forest and the quieter sites provide a haven for wildlife – why not take a walk at Lynford in our Arboretum or around the lake? The forest is right on our door step.


The original and still the best? Set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, go Ape is centred around 30 miles of bike and walking trails from which to explore 50,000 acres of forest.


The forest tour was launched in 2001 with Jools Holland and the Levellers performing at four participating Forestry Commission sites including Thetford.

Please check our page on this year’s Live Music at High Lodge concerts >>


Bike Art offers you exclusive access to four dedicated trails, each designed specifically to suit the riders’ choice.

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The Beautiful Brecks near Thetford

Discover Strange and Beautiful Places. The Brecks, a landscape of tranquil forest, open heathland and agricultural land, is home to many unique or distinctive birds, plants and animals. Catch a glimpse of the Stone Curlew at Weeting Heath or spot roaming deer in the Forest – but there is much more.

Explore 4 x 4

Explore 4×4 provide the ultimate in outdoor activities and military survival adventures. For individuals, couples, families, corporate and other group events, team build challenges, product launches, short breaks, singles holidays, stag and hen parties and weekends.


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