Salcey Forest - Destination Milton Keynes

Salcey Forest

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Salcey Forest

Just a short drive from Milton Keynes, Salcey Forest is an Oasis of nature and history. This magnificent woodland has many miles of ancient wood banks, building remains and ancient trees. The 'druids', or veteran oaks, are rare and amazing wildlife habitats, and some of the old oaks are over 600 years old. See what you can spot on your visit to the medieval royal hunting forest.

There are endless walking trails, a family cycling trail, brilliant new play area and even an onsite café selling tasty homemade meals and cakes in a warm, friendly environment. Children will love our brand new Gruffalo Party Trail!


Wooton Road,
Northamptonshire NN7 2HX

0300 067 4340

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Plenty of Pay & Display parking available.

Grounds Café is located on site serving a variety of delicious food and drinks. There’s a dog-friendly area within the cafe, so four-legged friends are welcome.


  • Gruffalo Party Trail – this interactive family trail features all sorts of party-themed activities and games, along with fun facts to teach you about life in the forest for the Gruffalo and other creatures.
  • Go Ape – the perfect place for your family to get their adrenaline pumping and enjoy the great outdoors.
  • Wellbeing Trail – take some time for you on our wellbeing trail. Spending time amongst the trees really noticing nature is scientifically proven to boost  mental and physical health.  Follow the trail to take a mindful walk through the forest that invites you to truly relax.
  • Play areas to burn off that excess energy
  • Picnic area – bring your own woodland feast!
  • Three walking trails – explore the natural beauty of these historic woodlands
  • Horse riding trail – complete a circuit of Salcey Forest on your horse
  • 3k, 5k and 10k running trails – ditch the gym and keep trim in the forest
  • Gruffalo Orienteering – a fun navigational challenge in the deep, dark wood!