Bedgebury Forest is ideal for cycling, walking, running and riding, adventure play and Go Ape. Visit the National Pinetum, one of the world's finest conifer collections, perfect for walks and picnics.
Safe, healthy outdoor fun for all ages and abilities. Open all year & great value for money, Bedgebury is the place to visit on the Kent/Sussex border.
"Bedgebury is cared for by the Forestry Commission for people, wildlife and trees"
Come on an adventure on the Superworm Trail!
Superworm is super-long. Superworm is super-strong. Watch him wiggle! See him squirm! Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM!
If you enjoyed our Gruffalo trails, you'll love the Superworm trail, which will be launched at Bedgebury on 13 March and will be in place until October 2015.
At each stop, you will discover a panel containing activities and questions inspiring you to use the Superworm story and its characters to think about the woods and forests around you. Children can use their ‘superhero’ senses and powers of discovery and creativity; from discovering the touch and smell of the forest to becoming nature detectives. Special packs with additional things to do, including a sticker sheet, activity leaflet, and a limited edition Superworm mini-book, will also be available to purchase on site.
Sign up to find out more about Superworm fun with the Forestry Commission.
Oh help! Oh no! It's the Gruffalo!
Our fabulous Gruffalo sculpture is still hidden in the Pinetum. See if you can find him hiding in the deep dark wood. Post your Gruffalo photos to our Facebook page or send them to email@example.com - we'd love to see them!
Forest Live 2015
Both acts for Bedgebury's Forest Live 2015 concerts have now been confirmed.
On friday 19 June Tom Odell will grace the stage, and on saturday 20 June we welcome the return of Paloma Faith.
Follow the link to Bedgebury Concerts to find out more.
Find out more about our Off Peak admission fees, and the Bedgebury Forest Runners, a new running club for 2015. You can also find out more about our plans to improve the play trail over the next few weeks.
There is still some disruption around the visitor centre as building work to improve the cafe facilities continues, however work is on traget to be completed in time for Easter as planned.
Whilst the information office remains open in the same place, the cafe has moved to a new temporary home at the entrance to the Pinetum. We also have temporary toilets in place in the car park, as access to the old toilets and showers is no longer allowed while building work takes place. Please follow all safety and diversion signs.
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The National Pinetum at Bedgebury is recognised as one of the most complete collections of conifers on one site anywhere in the world, and contains over 12,000 tree specimens growing across 320 acres including rare, endangered and historically important specimens. It provides a beautiful and tranquil setting to enjoy walks and picnics giving enormous pleasure to all those who visit it all year round. This is brought to life with Seasonal Trails which highlight particular points of interest and hidden gems amongst the collection. A network of paths throughout enables easy access for all levels of ability.
Bedgebury offers all-ability scenic walking routes through the Pinetum and the forest, including gentle strolls, guided walks, health walks, orienteering and mapped trails. The forest offers miles of trails that are perfect for running and walking the dog, promoting healthy living for all to enjoy.
Do you fancy reliving the adventures of the famous explorers who brought back some of our most exotic trees and shrubs from the farthest corners of the world? Bedgebury's specially-designed play area reflects some of the challenges faced by intrepid plant-hunters through the ages.
Are you looking for a gentle family cycle ride in a beautiful woodland setting, or maybe some high-speed mountain biking round a challenging singletrack? Bedgebury is the perfect place for all ages and abilities.
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings. We're also excited to announce that the Go Ape Tree Top Junior Adventure is now open at Bedgebury! For more information and to book visit Go Ape
Find new dedicated way-marked trails linking with existing bridlepaths, creating a network of horse-friendly routes around the forest.
Bedgebury is the ideal place to widen your horizons. Discover our new, wider range of learning opportunities.
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