Celebrate your special occasion at Moors Valley; a perfect location for your children’s birthday party or family get-together.

Available for booking:

Evening Barn Hire

Set in an easily accessible location with plenty of parking and seating for up to 120 people, our beautiful 18th century barn can be hired for evening functions from 7pm to midnight. There are two flexible options for hire; barn hire only or catering.

Seasons Restaurant offers a professional catering service for groups. All food is freshly prepared on the premises from ingredients that are sustainably and locally sourced where possible. Catering can be tailored to the individual needs of each group. Please phone the restaurant directly on 01425470537 to discuss your catering requirements.

More Information:

Party Food

Please phone 01425 470537 or e-mail Seasons restaurant on ku.oc.nrabeeffocsnosaesobfsctd@ofni for more details or to check availability.

Moors Valley Railway

The perfect party for train mad children. Let the train take the strain and enjoy a picturesque journey along the banks of Moors Lake with your friends and family. Then return to Kingsmere Station where you can have a picnic and watch the trains go by.

Go Ape

Gather your tribe and celebrate in style with a forest adventure at Go Ape Moors Valley. There’s a high ropes course suitable for all youngsters over 1m tall, plus Nets Adventure to add some bounce to your birthday. Continue your party in the Go Ape Forest Shelter, the perfect place to cut your cake. Then there are party bags and even free invitations to make this birthday the best one yet!

Adventure Valley Golf and Land Rovers

Book our Adventure Golf or Mini Land Rovers for your special day, by calling  01425 470721 or pop into the Visitor Centre between 9am and 5pm.

Laser Tag

Group bookings for birthday parties can also be arranged for Laser Tag.

Self-led Activities

Orienteering: An ideal team-building activity; either follow a pre-determined course or find as many markers as possible within a time limit.

Cycle Hire: Take a leisurely ride along the waymarked cycle trails or challenge yourself on our ‘through the forest’ singletrack route.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure: As well as being great for family and friends, Go Ape is also a brilliant way to escape the office. Get in touch with the Go Ape Events Team to get your team out in the forest. You can rely on the friendly staff to guarantee you a day out to remember. Your day could include the ‘classic’ Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segway, shelter hire and much more. Email ku.oc.epaogobfsctd@spuorg or visit the Go Ape website.

Golf: Everyone is welcome to play on the Moors Valley 18-hole golf course. The Golf Club at the Golf Centre also serves food and has a licensed bar.

Charity events

If you are thinking about planning a charity or business event within Moors Valley Country Park and Forest please see our Guidance for Event Organisers page for details (under FAQ question: Can I hold my own event at Moors Valley?).

Written permission must be granted by the land-owning organisation; i.e. Forestry England for events to be held in Moors Valley Forest, and Dorset Council for those to be held in the Country Park. For events that will use both areas of Moors Valley, permission must be given by both organisations.



Can I bring a barbecue (BBQ)?

To protect the forest and wildlife, open flames, including, but not limited to BBQs, camping stoves, pizza ovens and fires are not permitted at Moors Valley.

Is there a cash point at Moors Valley?

No. However our parking pay stations and all outlets will accept payment by cards and contactless devices.

Are there baby changing facilities at Moors Valley?

Yes. There are cubicles with baby changing facilities within both the ladies and gents toilets. There is also a separate large cubicle with baby changing facilities.