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Bedgebury Events

We have a great events programme planned for 2017 with something for everyone.

Illustrated Winter Bird Ringing

November – February

Bird ringing can help monitor changes in bird productivity, survival rates, dispersal and migration, enabling us to tackle conservation issues.

Bedgebury’s bird ringer, Christine George, will be ringing birds at Bedgebury from November through to early spring on still, sunny, weekday mornings, approximately once a fortnight.  A very small audience for each session will have the opportunity to observe wild birds close up.

Each session will start at around 8am and will last for about 2 hours.

Sessions, once arranged, will cost £6 per person.

As this event is weather dependent, anyone who would like to attend should register their interest by calling 01580 879842.  We will contact interested individuals a day or two before a session is due to take place (once the weather forecast becomes known) to fill the spaces.

Christmas Tree Sales

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd December

Friday 8th - Wednesday 20th December

100% Santa approved, British-grown Christmas trees will be on sale at Bedgebury throughout December.  Choose from the traditional Norway Spruce, Nordman Fir or pot-grown variety.  A limited number of 10ft trees will be available plus luxury handmade Christmas wreaths.  Buy early to avoid disappointment!

Buy a tree and enjoy an array of benefits on the day purchase; free vehicle admission*, free Christmas tree sapling*, free mince pies* and 10% discount in the Bedgebury gift shop*.

For sales enquiries and availability please call the Bedgebury Information Office on 01580 879820.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Christmas Wreath Making

Saturday 2nd December

Get into the mood for Christmas as you create a unique and personal Christmas wreath for your home!

Talented local florist, Suzanne Price, will teach you techniques and tricks of the trade that will help you make your wreath a work of art.

The session on Saturday morning is a parent and child session, where all paying adults can bring one child aged 8 or over with them at no extra cost.  Each paying adult will take home one wreath.

Seasonal refreshments will be provided.  All the materials for your wreath are included in the price.

The workshops will take place in the Visitor Centre classroom.  The parent and child session will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm and the afternoon session from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

£45 per adult.  Call 01580 879842 to book.

Highway Rat Trail

Trail launches 20th December

For 2018 try our Highway Rat trail, based on the popular children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Join the Highway Rat on his forest adventure.  Follow the trail to complete fun activities and spot characters along the way.

Buy an activity pack for £3 from the Visitor Information Office and pretend to be a highway bandit!

Last updated: 17th November 2017

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  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Mountain biking
  • Cycle wash
  • Dogs
  • Easy Access
  • Hi-Rope
  • Horse riding
  • Information
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Restaurant
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
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OS Grid ref: TQ 715 332
Postcode: TN17 2SJ

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Bedgebury Office

01580 879820
bedgebury@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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