Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

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An award-winning beauty spot

Time will feel as though it's standing still as you step into Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest.

The largest pinetum in the world, this is a significant place for conservation, used by scientists to understand more about these beautiful trees.

You'll no doubt hear the evocative call of the cuckoo as you stroll along the forest's Pinetum trail for two miles before cosying up to a nice hot cup of Fairtrade coffee in the cafe.

Explore with the Gruffalo 

Kids want something special to make their day even more exciting?

Grab a pencil and paper and note down the number of times they spot the Gruffalo and his friends on their adventure.

Download the free what3words app to find clues and hints to locate the sculptures.

Be sure to share your adventure with your family and friends and give @BedgeburyPinetum a tag too.

Get wild

Hear the sound of excited cheers coming through the trees?

Follow them and prepare for a thrilling experience you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Put on a brave face as you head to Go Ape Tree Top Adventure with the children.

Don't worry - the friendly staff will be at your side to make sure you're strapped in safely before you wobble along a thin plank suspended between the trees.

Fancy some more thrills? Feel like Tarzan as you breathe in the fresh air and climb the TreeTop Challenge with your instructor cheering you on.

Don't forget to smile for the camera as you tackle the tricky Tunnel Crossing - this'll be one for the family photo album!

See the forest from a different perspective

If all that adventure wasn't enough for you, don your comfiest long pants as you enjoy a peaceful horse ride - the perfect way to get out of your comfort zone.

Learn how to start the ride and direct your new equine friend with TROT - a non-profit charity that has local knowledge and experience of the forest.

We're sure you'll be returning here sometime soon.

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest will always be a faithful friend, welcoming you back any time you need to escape to nature for a few quiet hours.

Bedgebury Manor,
Bedgebury Road,
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