Bedgebury Forest is ideal for cycling, walking, riding and adventure play, and has regular kids activities and a Go Ape! activities centre. You can also visit "the world's finest conifer collection" in the National Pinetum.
The Forest has an extensive adventure play area nicely blended into the forest environment.
Cycling trails range from gentle family rides to single track mountain biking routes. There’s 14 miles of track in total!
There are some great activities over the year. At the time of writing, these included:
- A drop-in Family Map Challenge (8+)
- The Festival of Cycling
- A Wildlife Safari – mini-beast hunt (5+)
- Seasonal Easter activities
- Shelter Building (9+)
There’s also a Go Ape! activity centre.
The National Pinetum covers 300 acres and contains 1,800 different species of conifer, many of them rare and endangered.
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Bedgebury is close to the Kent/East Sussex border, 2 miles north of Flimwell and within an hour’s travel from SE London, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Hastings and Eastbourne.
From London, leave the M25 at Junction 5 and join the A21 southbound towards Hastings. Bedgebury is signposted off the A21 on the B2079, approximately 12 miles South-East of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles North-West of Hastings.
From the North and East, take the A262 to Goudhurst, and then follow signs to Bedgebury.
SATNAV: TN17 2SJ
Train: Etchingham Station is closest, but still a 30 minute cycle ride away up the A21 (there’s a footpath along the edge of the northbound carriageway). Alternatively, Tunbridge Wells, Frant, Wadhurst, Staplehurst and Marden Stations are also near-ish.
Bus: Route 254 – Tunbridge Wells to Hawkhurst and alight at Flimwell Corner Farm (near the Flimwell crossroad).
Open daily except Christmas Day (weather permitting).
Jan, Dec: 4pm.
Feb, Nov: 5pm.
Mar, Oct: 6pm.
Apr, Sep: 7pm.
Park entry: Free.
Car parking: £8.50 per car.
Season tickets are available.
We've tried really hard to make sure that all of this information for this day out is accurate and up-to-date, but please contact Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest before you go, just to make sure.