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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

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

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Jeskyns Farm. North KentGet the most up to date information about what is happening at Jeskyns such as the introduction of parking charges from the 2nd March 2015.
 

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  from 13 March 2015. Purchase your fun activity pack from the cafe (£3.50). 

Events and Activities

Whatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities such as the Jeskyns Young Farmers Easter Event on Sat 4th April. 

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?

The flat rate charge of 1-50 is reasonable and proportionate if you wish to spend the day at the park as some families wish to do. For the dog walkers amongst us who just wish to walk our dogs in relative safety of the park i feel that a charge of 50 pence should be made available for a period of two hours. This may encourage some people back to the park therefore making money which is the nature of this business! As that is what it is turning into.

Gary, 16/Mar/2015

Thank you for your comments. In the light of significant public funding cuts, without raising this income Jeskyns cannot continue. An annual pass costs 30 (approx.60p a week) which we feel provides very good value for money for regular visitors most of whom are daily dog walkers.

Forestry Commission Response
1 Star 1 Star

Spent1:50 to park most areas dogs on leads. No real exercise won't ever return

Anonymous, 16/Mar/2015

Sorry to hear that you did not find the off leads areas. The Dogs on Leads area covers less than 1/5 of the whole site so there is still plenty of space for dogs to exercise off lead.

Forestry Commission Response
2 Stars 2 Stars

Nice walk and a nice park....but a shame that the dog walkers have been penalised... There should be a separate charge for 2 hrs at a charge of 50p so that the dog walkers can continue to walk their pets but not at such an extortionate cost. Not all responsible dog owners can afford 1.50 a day.... I doubt people without a dog go there everyday, whereas us dog owners have to. I'll have to find somewhere else to walk my dog...(until the forestry commission takes that over too)

Emma, 13/Mar/2015

Visitors can buy an annual pass for 30. This equates to 60p per week which we feel provides very good value for money for our regular visitors many of whom are dog walkers and are visiting Jeskyns every day.

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Last updated: 03/17/2015

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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 www.dfok.co.uk
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Charges apply from 2nd March 2015. 1.50 per day or 30 Discovery Pass
  • Play area
  • Range of natural play features.
  • Walking
  • Range of easy access, hard surfaced trails.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets open during cafe opneing hours (10am - 3pm daily).
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Contact

Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118
jeskynsranger@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk - currently 6pm
Parking
Charges apply from 2nd March 2015. 1.50 per day or 30 Discovery Pass
Discovery Pass
30 from 2nd March 2015
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