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Bedgebury

This award-winning pinetum adds a true forest experience to your Go Ape exploits. With both a Treetop Challenge and a Treetop Adventure 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

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  • 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, £13 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.
  • 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

  • My son and husband had a great time here at the weekend! The staff were really helpful and friendly. They put my son at ease and gave him the confidence to start the course. An hour was just the right length of time, too. They managed to do the Junior course 4 times. Thanks for a great morning, Go Ape- we will be back!

    Purdy

  • Great staff, very impressed. Dealt with an issue really well. Very professional and friendly.

    David

  • We booked Go Ape junior for our 7 and 4 year old. Both were a little bit anxious at first, but the team were really reassuring and great with children. We all loved the zip wire at the end! Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a little bit of a challenge!

    Nicola Boarer

  • Excellent service, friendly staff and a great adventure for me and my 7 year old! Couldn’t fault it!

    Caroline Williams

  • Great fun all around with the kids.

    Antonio Abreu