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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

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

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Superworm Activity Trail

Superworm text copyright © Julia Donaldson 2012. Superworm illustration copyright © Axel Scheffler 2012Join Superworm on his forest adventure! Take part in  our self-led Superworm Activity Trail. Purchase your fun activity pack from the cafe (£3.50). 

Events and Activities

Discovery Day event at JeskynsWhatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities such as our  Free Half Term Craft Activities, October 2015. 

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

Hi I have an annual car park pass with 2 cars registered. We have just changed one of these cars & need to add a new registration number to the permit. Please advise how we go about this.

Fran Harding, 2/Sep/2015

If you have given an email address when buying your Discovery Pass, you are likely to have been set up with an online account. Go to to log in to your account and (reset your password if neccesary). You can then update your car registration numbers online. Should you not have an online account please email details of any changes to and these will be updated for you. Should you not have access to email, you can call 03000 680400.

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I have had a temporary yearly pass since March but have still not received the proper one and I have changed my car. could you advise me what I should be doing.

Christine Foley, 25/Aug/2015

You should have received a permanent pass some time ago - please accept our apologies. I have forwarded your query on to our Box Office team who manage the Discovery Pass system, but if you wish to follow it up direct with them their contact details can be found via this weblink:

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I contacted youselves over a week or so ago with regard to the cutting of the long grass at Jeskyns. I visit Jeskyns on a daily basis and would ordinarily have rated them 5 star (as I have in the past) but I am getting increasing concerned with regard to the height of the grass. I know it has been left for the wildlife and low nesting birds but I have heard lots of comments from fellow dog walkers with regard to 'ticks'. My dog actually came home with one on her last week as well. Unless you have the correct tool to remove it thoroughly, it can often result in a trip to the vets. Could you please let me know when the grass may be cut as I have recently visited other parks for my morning walk which I don't really want to do. Many thanks.

Marie, 17/Aug/2015

As well as being a great place for people, Jeskyns provides a vital, much needed refuge for wildife. The large grass areas at Jeskyns are a very important habitat for ground nesting birds, small mammals and a whole host of insects. As such they are only cut once a year at the end of the summer. Any more frequently than this would have a serious detrimental effect upon the wildlife. This annual cut is scheduled to take place in the next 2-3 weeks.

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Last updated: 09/30/2015

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Cafe
  • Cafe open daily 10am to 3pm.
  • 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 (10am - 3pm daily).
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Map showing the local area
OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

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