(Kent)Near Tunbridge Wells
The Forest with it All in Kent. Bedgebury Forest is the wild outdoor adventure in South East England.
With a new lakeside visitor centre as the hub, Bedgebury offers excellent bike trails, our great tree top adventure and the best children’s adventure play trail any little monkey will ever come across. And the beautiful National Pinetum is just a stone’s throw away, making Bedgebury a fantastic day out near Tunbridge Wells.
The Go Ape Tree Top Adventure involves fun and adventure across five sites. Each site features award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and epic wind-in-your-face zip wires.
If you’re looking for outdoor activities for children, then Go Ape’s got the answer with Tree Top Junior. Fun filled days out of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with an awesome zip wire.
Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure just before your booked time. Please don’t be late!
Get out and about this season
For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & book Now' function for the exact times and dates Bedgebury will be open.
Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!
Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.
We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).
Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)
Weekends in March.
Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.
Term Time (closed Wednesday/Thursday).
Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).
Open November Weekends.
Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Bedgebury Forest.
- Number of sections 5
- Longest Zip Wire 170 metres
- Longest Crossing 20 metres
- Total Length 812 metres
- Number of Crossings 36
- Highest Point 13 metres
The Team at Bedgebury
Go Ape Bedgebury
You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: N 51.07041893835042, W 0.44254302978515625.Get directions
Bedgebury Forest is signposted off the A21 on the B2079 (Lady Oak Lane), approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings. Keep your eyes peeled for the yellow AA Go Ape signs on the A21.
We're at the Bedgebury Pinetum Forestry Comission site.
Go Ape is tucked away up a hill - keep your eyes peeled for signs.
Please note that the following parking charges apply at Bedgebury: £8.50 per day
Etchingham (on the Hastings line from Charing Cross or London Bridge) is the closest station to Bedgebury. It is about a 45 minute cycle ride up the A21 (there is a footpath along the edge of the northbound carriageway).
The nearest bus stop is Flimwell Corner Farm (near the Flimwell crossroad).
Some nearby places which may be of interest:
Please note that the following parking charges apply at Bedgebury: £8.50 per day.
But there's plenty to do to fill your day out in the forest.
Why not explore the forest and enjoy another outdoor adventure on a bike, or get your walking boots on. Whether you're on two wheels or two feet, this is a beautiful neck of the woods.
There's also Bedgebury Park Equestrian Centre if you fancy an equine experience.
For a bit more adventure in the area please check out Arena Pursuits.
Bedgebury Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission.
From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk to find out more.
Feedback from Bedgebury Forest
Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It's always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla's mouth (...and we're proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.