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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.9/5)

Discover brand new woodlands, ponds, orchards and wildflower meadows at Jeskyns Community Woodland.  Come and watch it grow.

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Gruffalo Orienteeering Course

GruffaloJoin in the fun from 15th July 2016 with our self led Gruffalo Orienteering Course
Course maps available for purchase from the cafe (£1.50).  Sign up to hear more about our Gruffalo activities!

Stargazing in the forest

StargazingExperience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting Jeskyns this winter. Bring the night sky to life along our family-friendly Why stars matter trail to get started on your journey to become a forest-star! Trail starts 100m past café heading down the hill.

Events and Activities

Fairy house, JeskynsCan you spot a fairy or an elf in our new Fairy Village? Or perhaps your children would like to learn how to create fantastic crafts from natural woodland materials on our Forest School Programme?
Click here for more details.

Responsible dog owners welcomed!

Jeskyns Dog Club mascot 1Jeskyns is a great place to have fun with your pooch. Why not join our free Jeskyns Dog Club and help us to promote responsible dog ownership?

What do other visitors say?


Is the Gruffalo trail open? And do you see Gruffalo as you walk around? Is there a shop on site where we could buy a Gruffalo teddy? Bringing our 2 Ye old for he's birthday on a few weeks

Caroline, 8/Jan/2017

Thanks for your enquiry. Yes we have a Gruffalo Orienteering Course on site and you will bump into the big guy himself on your way round. We have a café but no shop and do not sell Gruffalo toys. Further details on this page: Hope you enjoy your visit.

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Anonymous, 26/Dec/2016

Are you open new years day? Is the cafe also?

gillian runting, 11/Dec/2016

Yes, Jeskyns is open every day over the holidays including Xmas day. The café will be closed Xmas Eve and Xmas Day, but open the rest of the time (weather depending).

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Last updated: 18th January 2017

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Cafe
  • Cafe open daily 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Cycling
  • Cycles welcome to use all paths - but please give way to pedestrians.
  • Horse riding
  • Dedicated grass horse trail.
  • Orienteering
  • Permanent orienteering course. Maps available from
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • £1.50 per day or £30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
  • Play area
  • Range of natural play features.
  • Walking
  • Range of easy access, hard surfaced trails.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets open during cafe opening hours (9:30am - 3:30pm daily).
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk - currently 9pm
£1.50 per day or £30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
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