Alice Holt Activity Centre

Tel: 01420 521297
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Should we book?

No need to book, we have over 70 bikes in our fleet. On the very, very rare occasion all 70+ bikes are out, it is a short wait until a bike returns and is ready for you.

What do I need?

  • A form of photo ID  (passport, drivers license is perfect)


  • Suitable clothing - No open toed shoes or flip flops. We love the summer as much as you but we prefer your toes looked the same as when you left us.


  • A backpack - We dont have baskets on our bikes so if you want to take your picnic with you make sure you have something to carry your food. Remember cycling is hungry work!

Thats it! Seriously thats all you need.


What's the right bike for me?

We have many bikes avaible and our feindly staff will help you find the right one for you. 


How long can I cycle for?

We hire in 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour periods. How long you can cycle for is down to you though! We have a choice of routes for varying abilities. Check out the MAP of our forest it may help you choose your time period too!


How old do children need to be for the buggies?

Our Buggies are amazing with space for up to two children. The minimum age requirement is 9 months and the maximum weight limit in the buggy is 45kg's. Remember you could end up towing this up a hill so maybe the weight could be split with a partner and a second buggy if your not feeling heroic or perhaps choose an easy route before venturing out.


Are there maps of the site?

Yes, free ones too! These are available from the visitors centre you pass on the way to us or at the Cycle Centre itself. All routes are clearly signposted out on the trails but if you get lost whilst on the bikes give us a call using the number on your bike and we may be able to help.


Do we have stabilizers?

As our trails are in a forest stabilizers dont work! Ever seen your child stuck spinning their back wheel up along the pavement? Well its 100 times worse off road. We have trail-a-bike's to help those who are yet to master the balancing part of cycling. Apparently its more fun to turn Mum or Dad into a horse for the day and be towed along!





Alice Holt is such a lovely forest. It was so nice to be able to explore on the bikes from the cycle centre.


I love cycling!!


What a fantastic way to spend the day with the family. We will be back!


Great staff, friendly helpful advice! My bike rides perfectly now!


The kids loved the Easter egg trail. We will be back over the holidays to really explore the rest of the forest