Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest | Day Out With The Kids

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Goudhurst, Kent, England

  • Bridge at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest in Goudhurst
  • White flowers on trees at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest in Goudhurst
  • Trees at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest in Goudhurst

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Looking for a stunning place to enjoy a day out in nature? Pick from 3 walking and 3 cycling trails and discover the best bits of the 2000-acre Bedgebury Forest. While you’re there, stop at Bedgebury National Pinetum - it has over 12,000 trees and is a wonderful location for a picnic. So, pack you lunch basket and get ready to go!

Turn time in the forest into a proper adventure for your little ones with the planthunter themed play area. It’s 1/2 mile long and features a shipwreck, a native village, tree stump nest tunnels and lots of other forest-related active play. Want to get more of being in the great outdoors? Teach the kids some essential life skills on one of the 4 orienteering trails in the forest.

In the mood for something thrilling? Swing right into the action at the Go Ape course at Bedgebury, or channel your inner daredevil and discover uncharted corners of the forest with 12 km of mountain biking.

  • Choice of family walking & cycling trails
  • Woodland adventure play
  • Go Ape treetop adventure


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Park Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SJ, England


Click here to visit Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest's website
01580 879820

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

January & December
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 16:00

February & November
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

March & October
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

April & September
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 19:00

May - August
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00


Free admission

More Information

Weather policy

Occasionally Bedgebury National Forest may have to close the site in extreme weather, to ensure that visitors are not injured or trapped on site.

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

Parking Charge
Monday to Friday: £10.00
Weekends & Holidays: £12.00


Amazing place!!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 28.09.15

We went with the kids yesterday and all i can say is what a stUnning place. The kids had a fantastic time walkiNg around and then the play trails and the actual forest itself is beautiful and well kept. We took a picnic and founD a nice spot by the gruffalo to eat. We were alReady planning on coming back before we left!!. I would absolutely recommEnd this Forest.