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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

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

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Stickman Activity Trail

Forest web page 150x98pxJoin in the fun from 1st December 2015 with our self led Stickman trail. Activity packs availbale for purchase from the cafe (£3).  Sign up and be the first to about anything stickman!

Events and Activities

Cardinham Forest SchoolWhatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities such as our Forest School Activity Programme.

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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I run a local parenting site and had heard really great things about Jeskyns so visited with my children to try it out. Have to say we loved it! Perfect for all ages, my two are 21mths and (yrs so hard to amuse both equally! Love that it is buggy friendly, play areas great and fab cafe. Really lovely place to visit and can't wait to come back again, we also loved the Stickman trail and beautiful views! Will be added to my website so other families can enjoy too!

MITKBexley, 1/May/2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the great feedback.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

My Partner and I had our second visit to Jeskyns Park on Sunday and I am so relieved and grateful to see other owners with Huskies and Malamutes! We have two Akita puppies and are desperate to get them socialised with other dogs so when we found out there is an "official meet" every sunday 1pm - 3pm in the pen we were so happy! We were welcomed with open arms and everyone is so friendly and it was very professional with a lady wearing a High Vis Vest. We highly recommend anyone who wants to socialist their dogs to visit this park. It is beautiful and offers so much for both our dogs and us. Highly enjoyable experience and can not wait to return!

Louise Brown, 26/Apr/2016
1 Star 1 Star

went for a walk with my family our boy is only 8 months so you can't stay too long for a walk. I was shocked at the parking charges way too high for a family and all the facilities closed really early. So it really ruined a nice walk in the fresh air, surely you should be encouraging people to make the most of the outdoors? overall I'd say not worth a visit.

Julian Gurney, 22/Apr/2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit and feel that out parking charges are too high. In the light of significant public funding cuts, we have had to start charging for car parking to ensure we can continue to manage and maintain Jeskyns. We feel we have made our charges competitive to other neighboring parks and visitors can also buy an annual pass for 30 which equates to 60p per week.

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Please email us at jeskynsranger@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 5th April 2016

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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 www.dfok.co.uk
  • 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

Location

OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

Get directions

Contact

Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118
jeskynsranger@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk - currently 8pm
Parking
1.50 per day or 30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
Discovery Pass
30
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