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Explore Jeskyns
(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! 


Christmas Opening Hours

HOLLY AND MISTLETOEJeskyns is open every day including Christmas Day, 7am to 5pm. 
Jeskyns Cafe is open every day 10-3:30pm (weather permitting) except Christmas Day.  


Events and Activities


Fairies crossing, JeskynsFancy exploring a Fairy and Elf Village? Or how about joining one of our Forest School sessions?  Find details here.


Highway Rat Activity Trail

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life at Jeskyns. From the 1 December, head on a journey with the Highway Rat and all the characters from the story. Packs will be avaliable from the cafe for just £3.

Responsible dog owners welcomed!

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Jeskyns is a great place to have fun with your pooch.

Take a look at this page for everything dog related!

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Have been bringing my dog to Jeskyns since it opened. I visit country parks all over Kent. Jeskyns is still my favourite. I love seeing it grow. The forestry commission have done a fantastic job.

Ellie, 15/Nov/2017

Do you have to pay for disabled parking?

April, 5/Nov/2017

Yes, normal parking fees apply of 1.50 a day.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

The park dogs off lead zone is great especially for my rescue although I do have one issue, on s Sunday a large group of dogs meet in the exercise area. It is an absolute joke. They run riot and fight. Many of times I've stood back and watched the owers jump in and get involved. On the other side we all just stand their shaking our heads. It's irresponsible and dangerous.

Holly , 4/Nov/2017

Thank you for bringing this to our attention Holly. Our Rangers will try and monitor what is happening in the fenced dog areas on Sundays speaking to any owners who are not keeping proper control of their dogs.

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Last updated: 31st December 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 36 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).


OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

Get directions


Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk. Closing time varies seasonally.
1.50 per day or 36 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
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