Valentines Day 14 February
Come to Bedgebury for a romantic walk though the Pinetum and forest
Mothering Sunday 30 March
Bedgebury is the perfect place for a family day out. After a walk, spoil mum with a lovely picnic or lunch in the Pineatery.
Saturday 7 May
Illyria Theatre returns for the first of two outdoor family theatre events at Bedgebury this year. Further details to follow
Saturday 7 June
Rat Race Trailblazer returns to Bedgbeury on saturday 7th June. Visit their website for further details.
Friday 20 June - Jessie J in concert
Jessie J has announced summer dates for 2014 and will be performing here at Bedgebury on friday 20th June as part of the Forestry Commission Forest Live concerts. Tickets are available now from the Forestry Commission box office
Saturday 21 June - Paul Weller in concert
Paul Weller has confirmed that he will be playing at Bedgebury Pinetum on Saturday 21 June as part of the Forestry Commission’s 2014 Forest Live concert programme.
Following on from two sold out Forest Live dates last summer, Paul said of the... 2014 shows, “It’s a favourite summer jaunt for me so I look forward to performing in a few of the forests that I haven’t played in a good while”
Tickets are available from the Forestry Commission box office
Tuesday 29 July
Illyria Theatre returns for the second of two outdoor family theatre events at Bedgebury this year. Further details to follow
Bedgebury Family Activities 2014
Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission for people, wildlife and trees. Come on one of our family activities and find out for yourself
All events involve spending time outdoors, so please come dressed for the weather. Have fun learning in beautiful surroundings.
Drop-in Easter Event: Spring Trail
Tuesday 8th , Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th, and Friday 11th April
Which animals build their nests in Bedgebury Pinetum? With its ponds, trees and grassy banks, Bedgebury offers a home to many creatures. How many will you be able to spot? Families will follow the easy self-guiding Spring trail to find the activity boxes and return to the classroom, where children can make an Easter nest and complete it with a chocolate egg to take home.
Booking is not required for this event. Drop in between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm For all ages, cost £3 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the whole event.
For further details and booking contact Visitor Services Information Office or call 01580 879820
For our schools service ask for a brochure or contact the Bedgebury Learning Team - 01580 213046 email@example.com
Get up close to one of the most important tree collections in the world by becoming a Bedgebury Volunteer! Have you ever thought of volunteering at Bedgebury? It is a great opportunity to get fit, make friends, enjoy the open air and gain valuable work experience.
We have regular weekly groups including the wednesday wild crew and the sunday working groups who along with the Bedgebury tree team help keep the Pinetum looking beautiful. We also have the Bedgebury Ambassadors who are responsible for giving visitors a warm welcome, and are on hand to answer questions and point visitors in the right direction.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these groups please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01580 879842 for more details.
BTCV's award-winning Green Gym scheme is now running every Friday morning at Bedgebury from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Volunteers can spend a satisfying session working in the National Pinetum helping to improve the world's best conifer collection. Sessions are free. New volunteers extremely welcome. Contact Catherine Abbott on 07816 071212 by email email@example.com
or call 01580 879820 or visit www.btcv.org
Come along and join our friendly group and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents whilst getting fit. No experience required and you will be encouraged to walk at your own pace. Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. No booking required, please meet at the visitor centre. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Beginners Health Walk - Last Friday of each month - 10am
This walk is designed for those people who are not used to walking and would like to start gradually. It is also for those people who would find the moderate walk difficult. Walks last approximately 30 mins to 1 hour and we will cover between 1 and 4 km (0.5 and 2.5miles).
Moderate Health Walks - Every Friday - 10am
This walk is designed for those people who want to walk a little further and at a quicker pace than the Beginners walk. All walkers are still encouraged to walk at their own pace but we do venture out further into the forest. Walks last approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins and we cover between 4 and 6 km (2.5 and 3.7 miles).
For more information please call the Bedgebury Visitor centre on 01580 879820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note - For health and safety reasons any large groups wishing to join the Health Walks will need to receive approval 6 weeks prior to the date they would like to attend. We cannot guarantee to be able to provide enough walk leaders to accomodate large groups as leaders give us their time on a voluntary basis.
Take to the trees and experience an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan Swings and zip slides up to 35 feet above the forest floor. Share approximately three memorable hours of fun and adventure, which you’ll be talking about for days. Minimum age 10 yrs. Mininimum height 1.4m. Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Get more information, watch people Go Ape and book online at www.goape.co.uk
I am a British Cycling and CTC qualified coach and a former primary school teacher. I have just launched Track 'N' Trail Biking.
With access to a range of adapted bikes, I lead Bedgebury's inclusive cycling activities.