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Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, England
+44 1580 879820
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Elbow at Bedgebury

What a wonderful evening and setting to see Elbow live. We took our own picnic with Pimms, etc... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda P
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London, United Kingdom
Good day out, lovely for a picnic

£10 to park the car but its a huge place with hidden play equipment and lovely picnic areas. Dogs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
michelle c
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London, United Kingdom
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Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest in the High Weald of Kent is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity. Open all year, Bedgebury Forest covers around 20,000 square metres of forest and features trails for family cycling, mountain-biking, Go Ape, horse riding, walking and adventure play for all ages and abilities. The National Pinetum contains the world's leading collection of conifers and is a beautiful setting for walks and picnics in all seasons, surrounded by lakes, streams, rolling hills and wide avenues. A network of paths throughout enables easy access for all levels of ability.The Visitor Centre features a visitor Information office, cafe, toilets, bike hire, showers for bikes and riders, and an education/community room.
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Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst TN17 2SJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful evening and setting to see Elbow live. We took our own picnic with Pimms, etc. but there were plenty of food and drink stalls and most importantly, toilets. The queue went down fairly quickly. Worst bit was getting out afterwards. It took...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

£10 to park the car but its a huge place with hidden play equipment and lovely picnic areas. Dogs must stay on leads which is great as my children are nervous of dogs. There is a hidden pond with ducks which is stunning and the...More

Thank michelle c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent evening with the fantastic Elbow. Great food outlets - couldn't fault it. Would have been good to have free water top ups as we did at CarFest South last year but otherwise would recommend attending an event here.

1  Thank SueHP61
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic show , great venue, seemed disorganised on arrival, sent to one gate then another then back to where we started! All staff helpful despite lack of communication.

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited today as cancelled our plans as my son temporarily immobile and in a wheelchair. We read up wheelchair friendly I think Not!!!!! £12 to park the car a steep gradient to then be met by sand. Visit aborted and returned home disappointed. Please...More

Thank Lisa S
Mark C, Guest Relations Manager at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you had a disappointing visit to Bedgebury. We have an approved Visitor Access Statement on the website. This is reviewed and updated annually and aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that are offered to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

At this time of year Bedgebury is open until 8 p.m. which makes it a great place for an evening stroll when the crowds have gone home. Trails are clearly marked.

Thank geoffpuma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a pleasant enough arboretum, though being mainly pines it changes little through the year, but doesn't really have any wow trees or views. The biggest problem is the £12 admission fee is charged per car, which makes it good value for a family, but...More

Thank vicarage
Mark C, Public Relations Manager at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you were not aware of the other admission fee options for your visit to Bedgebury. These are clearly available on our websites, printed material and on site as you enter the car park. I note your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out with the family the lake was lovely to sit around for lunch. The cafe was reasonably priced with good food. Lots of walking as you might expect!

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bedgebury with friends and our toddlers for the first time today! The main reason for our visit was the Gruffalo trail as both our children love the story. This attraction was excellent - we downloaded the app prior to visiting and didn't really...More

Thank mrsbomber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 5 year old to see the Gruffalo and had a lovely Picknick in the grounds, the trees are amazing and the grounds are kept and looked after very well. However the facilities are not enough when out and about. The only toilet is...More

1  Thank Hert4d
Mark C, Public Relations Manager at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and comments regarding the trees and grounds. Staff work very hard to keep Bedgebury looking great at all times. I am sorry you did not find the other toilets in the Pinetum. These are located at the far end away...More

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Jessey L
May I know is there any entrance fee to the forest?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Chelle1981 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You have to pay for parking which is £12 for a car for the whole day. There is no other specific entry fee.
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alexcat2003
Was wondering about the £3 parking on Saturday mornings - do you have to leave by 10.30 or just arrive and pay by 10.30? Thanks!
4 February 2017|
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Response from dawnd331 | Reviewed this property |
hi. this charge is only from 8am to 10.30am if you leave after this you will be charged for the whole day. hope this helps.
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Lennindog
is there a cafe there
1 May 2016|
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Response from LeeksFamily | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe that has lovely food but queues can be long and seating can be limited. There is quite a bit of seating outside too though. Lots of places to picnic as well.
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