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What's On at Bedgebury 2014

Follow the Gruffalo's Child Trail from 3 October until February 2015!

Gruffalo’s Child Trails If you enjoyed the Gruffalo trail, you'll love our Gruffalo's Child trail which will be in place in the Pinetum until February 2015.

You can follow the trail based around characters from Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular Gruffalo stories, on an activity trail that will lead children through the trees, learning about woods and forests, and the animals that make them their home as you go. You may also find our very own Gruffalo sculpture along the way!

To make the most of the trail, pick up your trail guide and activity pack from the visitor centre, priced at £2

Sign up to find out more about Gruffalo fun with the Forestry Commission.

You can also download our free Gruffalo autumn activity sheets to learn more about leaves and seeds.

Events for 2015

Details coming soon! 

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.

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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

Location

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

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Contact

Bedgebury Office

01580 879820
bedgebury@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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