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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.

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.
  • Great day out with the kids! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Only negative is the price!

    Stu Jordan

  • 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

  • Fab day. Will definitely be doing it again

    Rebecca Borland

  • First time out with my (tall) 4yr old and season pro 9yr old. Made the reservation on the day and they had my booking recorded on site. The staff were all fun and engaging making the whole experience a good one.

    Dominic

  • The Kids had a great time ! Weather was not an issue , the place is well kept and beautiful. We highly recommend! ( my only issue is the parking fee - it would be nice to have one free car parking space if paying for a kids party as £13 on top of all else seemed steep)

    Britta Boyer

  • My son says: “I loved Go Ape! I like how there was one for children. I like how it was up in trees because everyone likes going up trees. I like doing fun activities in the woods. I liked the two circuits - the best one was number 2! The staff are very nice and very helpful. I was not exactly tired afterwards - a bit tired but I had a bit of energy left. I will definitely go again - yes!”

    Matthew