Moors Valley Country Park Play Areas

Moors Valley is a fantastic place for children to play and explore. The play trail with its unique pieces of wooden play equipment; you can explore inside a giant ‘Ants Nest’, wriggle through giant snakes in the ‘Snake Pit’, attempt the ‘Crocodile Crossing’ and balance on the fallen forest of ‘Timber’. The trail is only a mile long but with so many exciting pieces of play equipment you should allow at least an hour to complete it all. Trail is suitable for pushchairs and most mobility scooters. The tree top trail is a 5 metre high and 200 metre long wooden walk way amongst the trees and allows you to get a real bird’s eye view of the Forest. There are also two imaginative play areas close to the Visitor Centre. The Adventure Play Area, designed especially for older children, includes a zip slide, huge space net, climbing boulder and a fortress of towers and crossings with a long tube slide. Younger children will also be enthralled in the Castle and Sandworks area.


01425 470721


Venue address
Off Horton Road
Ashley Heath
BH24 2ET
East Dorset

Other information

All year
Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 08:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-18:00
Fri: 08:00-18:00
Sat: 08:00-18:00
Sun: 08:00-18:00
Cost variations
There are no admission charges per person but vehicle charges apply. Car charges vary throughout the year - visit website or get in touch for up to date prices.
Additional Information

Please call or visit our website for further information. Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is open from 8am every day of the year except Christmas Day. Closing time is at 5pm from September to March, at 6pm from April to May (later during Easter holidays) and at 7pm during the summer holidays. Dorset This service accepts the Dorset Max Card for families of children and young people who are disabled, young carers, children in care and some care leavers:

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Wheelchair accessible
Some routes are more accessible than others. Please contact the Rangers if you would like to discuss which of the paths may be most suitable to your needs.
Parking availability information
There are 13 disabled parking spaces in the first car park loop, near to the ice cream kiosk. If your vehicle is exempt from road tax due to disability reasons, that vehicle may park for free (please see website for details).
Toilet facility information
The toilets include a Changing Places standard toilet with tracking hoist system and height adjustable changing bed, an Ambulant Disabled toilet and large family cubicles can be found on the outside of the building.
Other Facilities
An induction loop is available and we are happy to provide large print leaflets on request. A braille version of the map leaflet is available on request. Guide Dogs permitted in the Park.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Off Horton Road  Ashley Heath  Ferndown  Dorset