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What's On at Bedgebury 2015

Events for 2015

from 27 November to Sunday 20 December - Real Christmas Tree Sales

British-grown Christmas Trees will once again be on sale at Bedgebury this year.

Winter at Bedgebury PinetumWe will be open for sales on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 27 November from 10am to 4pm, then every day from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 December while stocks last.

Further details are available here 

from Saturday 28 November - NEW Stick Man Trail!

Forest web page 150x98pxJoin Stick Man on his quest to find the family tree! Follow our trail around the pinetum and complete loads of fun activities along the way! Complete the adventure by making your own Stick Man for the family tree! 

Stick man activity packTo make the trail even more fun, collect a Stick Man activity pack from the Information Office before you set out on your adventure. It comes with fun items including pipe cleaners to make your very own Stick Man! Packs cost £3.

Sign up to our Stick Man and friends email newsletter to receive exclusive offers, free activity sheets, information on events and more.

Friday 11 December – Festive Friday Late night shopping event, open until 7.30pm

Come and buy your British-grown Christmas Tree from Bedgebury at our late night shopping event on Friday 11 December and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere that is unique to the Pinetum.

Enchanted Christmas - Westonbirt We will be open until 7.30pm and after selecting your tree you can come and enjoy the warmth of the Atrium where hot drinks and seasonal food will be available from the Bedgebury Cafe.

Entertain the children with fun Christmas craft activities, including "decorate a Christmas tree biscuit"

Christmas tree decorationsWhile the chldren are having fun, you can also make the most of stocking filler shopping opportunities with a range of gifts from the Friends of Bedgebury, the Bedgebury Florilegium botanical artists, Quench Cycles, Go Ape and Bedgebury Forest Bike Club.


Events for 2016

Forest Live 2016 - Bedgebury Concerts

Forest Live will be returning to Bedgebury on 17 and 18 June, so keep these dates free in your diary to be a part of this unique and fun experience!

Bedgebury Concerts - Paloma Faith 2013Subscribe to the Forest Live newsletter to be the first to hear who the 2016 acts will be at and keep a watch on the Bedgebury Facebook and Twitter pages too! 

Artists will be announced soon, and tickets will be available on site and via the Forest Live box office.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

Last updated: 11/24/2015

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What's Here?

  • Cycling Hire
  • Educational
  • Toliets
  • Arboreta
  • The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is the finest collection of conifers on one site in the world. With over 12,000 trees and shrubs from across five continents, many of them rare and endangered, it is a beautiful and tranquil place to walk, picnic and enjoy nature away from the stresses of everyday life. Each season offers different experiences and delights.
  • Cycling
  • Family cycling through beautiful woodlands and
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riders with TROT permits will find new dedicated way-marked trails linking with existing bridlepaths, creating a network of horse-friendly routes around the forest. They will also benefit from a trail map, a secure and exclusive box park and a designated picnic area. For more information please call TROT on 01622 735599. (Please note that no horses are allowed in the National Pinetum).
  • Orienteering
  • Bedgebury now offers professionally-endorsed orienteering routes
  • Picnic
  • Award winning picnicking all round the Pinetum and forest
  • Play area
  • Discover exciting new play equipment amongst the trees. All ability half-mile Plant Hunters' Play Trail. A chance for children to let off steam in safety.
  • Walking
  • Bedgebury has a network of all-ability scenic walking routes promoting healthy living, including challenging health walks and calorie mapped trails.
  • Wildlife
  • The Pinetum is a unique haven for wildlife including many bird species such as Hawfinch, Firecrest and Crossbills.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TQ 715 332
Postcode: TN17 2SJ

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01580 879820

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