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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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  • 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, £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.
  • Fantastic experience!!!

    Nina Stabeler

  • 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

  • Staff were great and we had loads of fun. Only criticism was that we lost at least 10 minutes of our paid for time waiting for a scared child to get unstuck. And though I support helping him through it it's a bit unfair that the 10 or so other children behind him lost out. Perhaps it would be better to allocate a certain number of course loops rather than specifically an hour so everyone can go at their own pace and other children aren't adversely affected

    AB

  • Extremely helpful, friendly and polite staff- a real credit to the organisation.

    Carys Rees

  • Such a good experience, for the children and adults. Will deffo be going again! Staff were amazing with children, and very friendly and chatty. Made you feel at ease, and were also very encouraging. Thanks for a great day!!

    Oli Toms

  • We went to go ape @ bedgebury with 4 children under 8. The staff were fantastic with them, really patient, encouraging and spoke to them on their level while keeping it fun. Would definitely recommend!

    Kirsten Failla

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