- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Outdoor
Adventure in a world of trees at Bedgebury National; Pinetum and Forest. If you're looking for a safe and healthy location for your kids to let off steam, then Bedgebury is the perfect place to visit.
Home to the beautiful National Pinetum and a further 2000 acres of forest, Bedgebury now has an exciting adventure play trail, miles of family cycling routes and a new visitor centre with cycle hire, refreshments and changing facilities.
Do you fancy reliving the adventures of the famous explorers who brought back some of our most exotic trees and shrubs from the far corners of the world? The half mile of specially designed play area has a plant hunter theme and incorporates a ship wreck, a native village, a mighty tree house, a butterfly climbing wall, a giant spider and web, a dragonfly slide, tree stump nest tunnels and lots of other forest-related active play.
The new pathways and much of the equipment is accessible to children and parents of all abilities.
If you like your thrills higher up, there's a new Go Ape aerial ropes and zip wire course too. Or do you prefer to take your exercise on two wheels? Bedgebury has 10km of freshly surfaced family cycling tracks and, for the daredevils, 12 km of mountain biking through previously uncharted corners of the forest.
The cycle shop will offer bikes for sale or hire and repairs. After all this exertion, why not relax with a gentle walk or picnic amongst the world's best collection of conifers in the National Pinetum? Or come to the pantry for freshly made snacks and refreshments.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Park Lane, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 2SJ, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 16:00
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Parking charges apply.
The Bedgebury Pantry: having worked up a healthy appetite and thirst amongst the trees, come and try Helen's delicious creations, freshly made from local ingredients; plus hot and cold drinks: Baguettes, Hot Dogs, Toasted Sandwiches, Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels, Children's Tapas, Homemade Cakes and Brownies, Tea and Coffee, Soft Drinks. Ice creams are also available on site at weekends and during school holidays (Spring, Summer and Autumn).
Pets are allowed
Toilets, showers, disabled facilities, baby changing.
Gift Shop is not available.
£10 per car. Off peak reduced charges November to March Monday to Friday (excludes bank and school holidays)
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.