Bedgebury Forest is ideal for cycling, riding, adventure play and Go Ape. Visit the National Pinetum, the world's finest conifer collection, perfect for walks and picnics.
Safe, healthy outdoor fun for all ages and abilities. Open all year & great value for money, Bedgebury is the place to visit on the Kent/Sussex border.
Oh help! Oh no! It's a Gruffalo!
We've teamed up the Gruffalo to help celebrate his 15th anniversary. Sign up to hear about our Gruffalo celebrations.
Now that our fabulous Gruffalo sculpture has arrived, you can follow our Gruffalo trail from the vistor centre, and take a small detour to see if you can find him hiding in the deep dark wood in the Pinetum. If you missed his birthday celebration, why not come and celebrate your birthday with him, and bring a picnic to enjoy while you are here.
Summer Children's activities
Come on one of our family activities this summer and find out for yourself how Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission for people, wildlife and trees. We have a wide range of activities where children can get close to nature, and this year they can meet a real life plant hunter!
For further details visit our what's on page, and contact the Visitor Services Information Office on 01580 879820 to book your place
All events involve spending time outdoors, so please wear sensible shoes and clothing for long grass, and come dressed for the weather. Have fun learning in beautiful surroundings.
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Find out about our MTB development project and the refurbished play area.
The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is recognised as the most complete collection of conifers on one site anywhere in the world, and contains over 12,000 tree specimens growing across 320 acres including rare, endangered and historically important specimens. It provides a beautiful and tranquil setting to enjoy walks and picnics giving enormous pleasure to all those who visit it all year round. This is brought to life with Seasonal Trails which highlight particular points of interest and hidden gems amongst the collection. A network of paths throughout enables easy access for all levels of ability.
Bedgebury offers all-ability scenic walking routes through the Pinetum and forest, promoting healthy living, including gentle strolls, guided walks, health walks and mapped trails.
Do you fancy reliving the adventures of the famous explorers who brought back some of our most exotic trees and shrubs from the farthest corners of the world?
Are you looking for a gentle family cycle ride in a beautiful woodland setting, or maybe some high-speed mountain biking round Bedgebury's challenging singletrack?
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings. We're also excited to announce that the Go Ape Tree Top Junior Adventure is now open at Bedgebury! For more information and to book visit Go Ape
Find new dedicated way-marked trails linking with existing bridlepaths, creating a network of horse-friendly routes around the forest.
Bedgebury is the ideal place to widen your horizons. Discover our new, wider range of learning opportunities.
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