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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.9/5)

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

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Gruffalo Spotters at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Gruffalo Spotters at Jeskyns Community WoodlandFrom 20th February, follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More details for Gruffalo Spotters at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Events and Activities

Fairy house, JeskynsCan you spot a fairy or an elf in our new Fairy Village? Or perhaps your children would like to learn how to create fantastic crafts from natural woodland materials on our Forest School Programme?
Click here for more details.

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?

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I have noticed that in some cases dog owners are not picking up feces un less it is on or very near the paths (some not picking up at all) however those that don't pick up at all are not easily delt with, but those who pick up may respond to a pick it up no matter where it falls campaign just a few posters pointing out the dangers and nuisance of dog feces and requesting people to pick it up no mater where it falls may help. I am a dog owner so speak only with the best intentions. I would also like to commend the rangers for making Jeskins such an enjoyable place to be thank for all your efforts well done.

D Chapman, 12/Feb/2017

Thanks for your comments D. Chapman. We appreciate how frustrating it is that a few inconsiderate owners are not picking up - especially to responsible dog owners such as yourself. We periodically place posters around site to remind visitors about picking up so will get some out in the near future.

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Do we pay to get in etc?!

Anonymous, 31/Jan/2017

Jeskyns has a parking fee of £1.50 a day or £30 for an annual pass.

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Is the Gruffalo trail open? And do you see Gruffalo as you walk around? Is there a shop on site where we could buy a Gruffalo teddy? Bringing our 2 Ye old for he's birthday on a few weeks

Caroline, 8/Jan/2017

Thanks for your enquiry. Yes we have a Gruffalo Orienteering Course on site and you will bump into the big guy himself on your way round. We have a café but no shop and do not sell Gruffalo toys. Further details on this page: Hope you enjoy your visit.

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Last updated: 21st February 2017

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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
  • 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


OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk - currently 9pm
£1.50 per day or £30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
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