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Bedgebury

This award-winning pinetum adds a true forest experience to your Go Ape exploits.

With Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure Plus and Treetop Adventure experiences there’s something for thrill seekers and the little ones too.

Home to an exhilarating 170-metre zip, this course will have you navigating your way through a tunnel of greenery as you immerse yourself in this dense forest.

Bit nervous? There’s a continuous belay so once you’re hooked on, that’s it for the duration.

Winter Opening Hours

Come and join us in the trees this winter. We are open on weekends this winter (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day), so grab your coat, gloves and hat and come and join us for an adventure.

Christmas Opening Hours

Escape to the great outdoors this festive period. We are open on the following days over the Christmas holidays:
Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd December
Monday 27th - Thursday 30th December
Sunday 2nd January

go ape adventures at bedgebury

Adventures in an award-winning park

Set in a Grade II listed landscape, you’ll find Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest on the Kent/Sussex border. We’re very proud to share the space with what is considered to be the largest and most complete collection of conifers in the world. With such a big reputation you can imagine that Bedgebury draws a global crowd.

There are 2,500 acres to explore. With three walking, three cycle (family and mountain-biking), plus four orienteering and running trails, you’re spoilt for choice. 

Take the family on the play trail – while you enjoy the calming ambience of the forest, the children can clamber on the play furniture enroute. There’s lots for them to discover including the shipwreck, the mighty tree house and the giant spiders webs.

You can also take in the stunning Pinetum views with a picnic or while enjoying some refreshments at the Bedgebury café which serves a wide range of locally sourced food.  

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

  • School Trips More info

  • Nearby Bike Hire

  • Cycle Trails

  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs

  • Food & Drink

  • Picnic Area

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Route

Go Ape Bedgebury, Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent. TN17 2SJ

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kNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip-off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Admission fees apply at Bedgebury Pinetum. £10 per car term times Monday to Friday, £14 per car weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. Card payment available.

mAKE A DAY OF IT

  • Bring the bikes or rent a bike and enjoy one of the cycle trails.
  • Coming on a Saturday? Get here for 9am and do the parkrun first!
  • Tackle one of the walking trails.
  • Explore nearby Bewl Water, complete with a range of leisure and recreational activities.
  • We visited Go Ape Junior at Bedgebury and had a great time. In fact, it was one of the highlights of half-term for the children! The staff were helpful and friendly. My son got scared part way through one of the courses and one staff member was extremely calm and helpful to get him back onto a platform. We will definitely return and would recommend Go Ape to friends.

    D Bruce

  • Excellent location and staff - would highly recommend it

    Alan Davis

  • So much fun!!! Excellent staff who were friendly and helpful. Fantastic course. Loved every minute! Thank you!

    Iona Rowan

  • My daughter loved her Go Ape session at Bedgebury. The last slot on a Sunday afternoon meant she had the whole thing largely to herself! Happy daughter but shivering parents watching in February!

    Rachel

  • It was really fun and enjoyable but sometimes the course get too crowded

    Pamela Lee

  • Absolutely fantastic 3 hours spent with my 12 year old daughter. Had put it off for a while, mainly because of the cost but can honestly say worth every penny. We laughed the whole time, fabulous memories made.

    Sam