Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods is a lovely place to visit near Aylesbury. A great place to go for a cycle, or a long walk, with a children’s play area and lots of space for picnics. From December 2015, take part in a self-led Stick Man activity trail.

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Come and explore Wendover Woods. If you’re feeling energetic, try Go-Ape! Tree Top Adventure, orienteering, or our fitness trail assault course. There are also plenty of spots to admire the view or enjoy a picnic.

The Childrens Play area is set amongst the trees with challenges for children of most ages and abilities. The woods are buggy-friendly.

We have a family cycle trail which is perfect for exploring the woods by bike. Most of the walking trails within Wendover Woods start and finish close to the central car park. Pick up a leaflet from site

Join Stick Man on his forest adventure at Wendover Woods. Set off with a hop and a twirl and help get Stick Man get back to the family tree!!

Stick Man trail dates and information

The trail is open from 1 December 2015. It is aimed at younger children, but the whole family can enjoy finding the trail panels and completing fun activities as they go. No booking is required*.

Activity pack

Set out on your twiggy adventure with the Stick Man activity pack! The pack contains the trail leaflet, activity sheets, pencil, crayon and pipe cleaners to make your Stick Man. Buy your activity pack from the café in the Woods (9am till 5pm daily) and Wendover Woods Forest Office (9am till 1pm, Mon, Wed, Fri). Cost £3.

Opening Times

Wendover Woods are open 364 days of the year with the front entrance gate being opened at 8am. The Forest Drive is closed to vehicles on Christmas Day.

Locking times vary throughout the year. Please ensure you leave the woods in plenty of time to avoid your car being locked in.

  • From Sunday 27th October the gates will be locked at 5pm
  • From Friday 28th February 2015 the gates will be locked at 6pm
  • From Sunday 29th March 2015 the gates will be locked at 7pm
  • From Friday 10th April 2015 the gates will be locked at 8pm
  • From Friday 8th May 2015 the gates will be locked at 9pm.
  • From Friday 8th August 2015 the gates will be locked at 8pm.
  • From Friday 4th September 2015 the gates will be locked at 7pm.
  • From Friday 2nd October 2015 the gates will be locked at 6pm.
  • From Friday 25th October 2015 the gates will be locked at 5pm
  • From Friday 26th February 2016 the gates will be locked at 6pm


There is a parking charge per car, £1.60 for 2 hours, £3.20 for 4 hours or £5.90 for an all day stay.  Pay & display machines can be found at the entrance to the woods and within the main car park.  Please note that unfortunately these machines are unable to provide change and change is not available on-site.

Toilets are available on-site, open at all times that the Forest Drive is open. There is also an additional block adjacent to the main block, open during school and public holidays. There are accessible toilets and baby change, and nappy bins on-site.

The Café in the woods serves a variety of home produced and locally sourced food and drink. It is open 364 days a year, closed Christmas Day.



  1. Tsipora says:
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    We went to the woods a week ago . It Was beautiful. We starting walking along the easy trail , there are many climbing trees particularly low and full of branches on the side.The kids loved it. Then you get to a clearing with trees and small huts and a field on top of the woods where the view is superb. There are benches and a coffee shop. We then went to the fitness trail on the other side completely which isn’t for children really and we walked maybe too much but really enjoyed it. There is trail for cyclist too. We didn’t spend much time in the playground however it looks nice and lots to do for children in need of climbing.

  2. naycolman says:
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    We had a really fun day in the woods. The Gruffalo trail is very short and there aren’t any characters to hunt out. The map costs £2, but it isn’t necessary to buy it. The route is very straightforward! Aside from that, the woods are beautiful and really fun to explore. The views are gorgeous. It is quite hilly in places, and although the paths are a little bumpy, maneuvering a buggy was fine. This is a great place to go for a good walk, and a picnic. The playground is nice; probably suitable for up to 6/7 years old. The equipment is not so challenging for older kids. There’s also a den building area in the woods which is great!

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