Hicks Lodge

Hicks Lodge

The kids will be getting happy and wild - just like Hicks Lodge itself - as soon as they step inside this magnificent place.

We've no doubt they'll be joyfully surprised at the kids' play area where they'll think they're on top of the world on the climbing frames.

With swings and a balance course in store, the little ones will be getting all their energy out while the older kids play hide-and-seek with the help of the tall trees.

After all of that excitement, we can imagine you might be feeling a little peckish. A quick trip to the cafe is the perfect fix.

Perfect for prams and wheelchairs 

The flat surface of the path makes this an ideal spot for those with buggies or wheelchairs. 

You can gaze at the birds on the water, the trees bending over the beautiful lake, and the reflections of the sun glimmering on the surface as you stroll around the easily accessible Family Forest Trail.

This circular route has benches along the way for you to relax and take in the views.

Cycling routes for all abilities

Looking for a bit more adventure? Pick up your hired bike from Hicks Lodge and hear the wind whispering through the trees along the five-mile off-road Shell Brook trail.

Or, if you're looking for something a little easier, master the specially built Wood Farm cycling trail first.

An incredible experience

You'll never underestimate the power of the forest after visiting this delightful spot. The place makes you feel that you can stay forever and stop time.

When you finally manage to pull yourself away, we're sure you'll be heading home with plenty of lovely memories dancing in your head.

South Lodge,
Willesley Wood Side,
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Cafe, Toilets, Paid parking