Stick Man Trail
This winter, join Stick Man on an adventure around Bedgebury Pinetum. Take the whole family on a hunt for clues and activities, write poems, draw pictures, and make your own Stick Man. The fun trail will run from saturday 23rd November to thursday 30th January 2014. Trail packs cost £1
Text copyright © Julia Donaldson, 2008. Illustration copyright © Axel Scheffler 2008. Reproduced with the permission of Alison Green Books An imprint of Scholastic Ltd.
December - Christmas Tree Sales
This year, sales will take place from the Visitor Centre on fridays, saturdays, and sundays, starting from 29th November. The sales area will be open from 10am to 4pm
Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce ranging up to 8' will be on sale, as well as pot grown firs in 3 heights, and stands and barrels. Price details are yet to be confirmed.
26th December - Friends Boxing Day Walk
Join the Friends of Bedgebury for their annual Boxing Day walk this year. The informative, post-Christmas stroll through the Bedgebury winter wonderland will be conducted by Julian Dormady, a member of the Pinetum tree, and will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. It is a 11 am start and you will need to book in advance at cost of £5 for members and £7.50 for non-members. The car parking fee will also apply to non-members. Please call 01580 879842 for more information or to book your place
Bedgebury Children’s Events 2013
All events involve spending time outdoors, so please come dressed for the weather. Have fun learning in beautiful surroundings.
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.