We’ve got a great range of cycles in all shapes and sizes you can hire. One of the most popular is our mountain bikes – all with top quality front suspension and special all-terrain tyres, perfect for getting off the roads and onto the forest tracks.
Horse riding offers the chance to tread lightly close to nature with tuition for beginners or hacks for more experienced riders, starting from the Arniss Stables next to Sandy Balls. To book your session, please call Arniss Stables on 01425 654114.
With a whole forest to explore just a few steps beyond your front door there’s always something new to see any time of year – the vibrant greens of new spring growth, dappled sun and cool shade in summer, the crunch of autumn leaves and the frozen wonderland of winter.
Climb inside the giant zorb bubble and run around like an invincible sphere! There’ll be all sorts of fun games while you are surrounded by this huge sphere, multiple games with hilarious shenanigans including a cracking game of zorb football!
£7.50 | Ages: 8 -11 & 12-17’s
Will you hit the bullseye? Learn the art of propelling arrows at a target with the use of a bow and see how good your aim is with target practice and tuition.
£12.50 | Ages: 8+
Join our mad scientist who will, perform some crazy and amazing experiments, some that you can re-create at home.
One experiment uses extremely loud music to demonstrate sound waves in a physical form and kids are kept well informed when it is going to be happen. Children who may be fearful of this may wish to avoid this activity.
£7.50 | Ages: 6-10
Find pond creatures using nets. Discover and learn about our pond habitat and identify the wildlife.
£5 | Ages: 4+
Find the hidden codes at each location to bring you back to base and claim your family certificate and prize. To save you time before you arrive please download the ‘Google Maps’ app for your phone.
£8.50 per family | Ages: 4+
Learn about the solar system, take part in some space themed art and then enter the inflatable planetarium for an amazing planetarium show!
£8.50 | Ages: 5+
Learn the basics of how to survive in dense woodland with limited materials. This journey helps you with skills to build a shelter to keep you warm and dry, before learning how you can create one of the most essential lifesaving things – a fire!
£8.50 | Ages: 6+
Kids can create amazing butterflies and dragonflies using all manner of cool craft materials so let their imaginations run riot with the designs and take them home to hang in the bedroom or on the wall.
£5 | Ages: 4+
A guided walk with 1-4 of our favourite furry friends through the forest. Bring the whole family as the price is per alpaca.
From £20 | Ages: All
Calling all budding builders, engineers and creatives! Go crazy creating whatever you can imagine with all manner of child friendly junk.
£7.50 | Ages: All
Be taught by professional football coaches from AFC Bournemouth! A great experience for kids of all skill levels and you’re sure to leave better than before!
From £15 | Ages: Juniors 5-8 Intermediates 9-12
Join the amazing Toby Puddle and a collection of the most incredible and cute birds of prey in this great interactive show. Toby will take you on a fun and educational journey where you will learn about these amazing creatures.
£7.50 | Ages: 4+
Get creative and tie dye a t-shirt (provided) with many colours and patterns.
£7.50 | Ages: All
Craft your own dream catcher and protect your dreams. The dream catcher is believed to have the power to catch all of a person’s dreams, trapping the bad ones and letting the good ones pass through.
£5 | Ages: 6+
Create the perfect holiday memento using clay and paints.
£5 | Ages: All
Take on your opponents with this team combat game using laser guns.
From £12.50 | Ages: 8+
Get up close and encounter amazing bugs, spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes and much more! Craft materials are also on hand if you are suddenly feeling inspired by these awesome creatures.
£8 | Ages: All
Move in, on and around camps, nets and tunnels using your Nerf gun to shoot at your opponents in our Nerf arena. Dress for mess! We also host Family Nerf Wars; a session for the whole family (over 6’s) to take part in this great activity.
£8.50 | Ages: 6+
Our most popular activity is now available for our younger guests. Let your little ones practice their skills to be Robin Hood on our mini archery session with child friendly equipment. This activity runs after archery so the whole family can have a go!
£7.50 | Ages: 4-7
Create your own biscuits with icing and sweets, before making a basket to take them home in.
£4 | Ages: All
Using basic materials your team will design and create a large working catapult in the Sandy Balls Forest. Then take part in multiple challenges firing different projectiles including the dreaded ‘wet sponge’ challenge!
£15 per team | Ages: All (with parental guidance)
Decorate a candy cone, ready to fill with a selection of sweets & chocolates.
£4.50 | Ages: All
Genuine deactivated shotguns fire harmless infrared lasers to flying targets and a digital scoreboard records the hits and misses.
£8.50 | Ages: 8+
Create your very own Hama bead masterpiece with a variety of pegboards including shapes and animals or design your own! At certain times of year expect seasonal special boards as well. Very rewarding activity, promotes calmness and patience.
The stunning woodland is just begging to be explored so grab a bike
or throw on your walking boots and see what the forest has to offer.