Go Ape - Bedgebury, Kent

Go Ape - Bedgebury, Kent

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Get your Go Ape Bedgebury tickets and experience some of the best outdoor activities in Kent

Prepare for a true forest adventure in Kent when you visit Go Ape Bedgebury for some of the best outdoor activities near London. 

There are three different activities at Go Ape Bedgebury for thrill seekers and little adventurers alike: 

  • Treetop Challenge: Take on an exhilarating high ropes course complete with ziplines. Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 
  • Treetop Adventure: The perfect high ropes activity for children at entry-level. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.
  • Treetop Adventure Plus: A high ropes course with a little more challenge for older children. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.

Things to do in Bedgebury, Kent: 

You'll find Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest on the Kent/Sussex border in a Grade II listed landscape. Considered to be the largest and most complete collection of conifers in the world, Bedgebury draws a global crowd with its big reputation. 

With over 2,500 acres to explore, there are three walking, three cycling and four orienteering and running trails for you to choose from on your visit to Bedgebury. There's also a family-friendly play trail where you can enjoy the calming forest ambience while children can clamber on the play furniture as they discover a shipwreck, a mighty treehouse and giant spider webs!

You can also stop at the Bedgebury Café to enjoy a wide range of locally-sourced food while taking in the stunning Pinetum views with a picnic. 

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Treetop Challenge - Go Ape Bedgebury

Put your outdoor skills to the test on the Treetop Challenge at Go Ape Bedgebury. Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and at least 10 years old.

Available to 4 May 2025

Treetop Adventure - Go Ape Bedgebury

Treetop Adventure is the perfect introduction to high ropes for first-timers. Suitable for anyone over 1m tall and aged between 4-6 years old.

Available to 29 December 2024

Treetop Adventure Plus - Go Ape Bedgebury

Take your outdoor adventures to the next level with Treetop Adventure Plus. Suitable for anyone over 1.2m tall and aged between 6-10 years old.

Available to 29 December 2024
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How to find us

By car: 

Bedgebury Forest is signposted off the A21 on the B2079 (Lady Oak Lane), approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings. When approaching the B2079 (Lady Oak Lane), please follow the Brown signs for Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest. If you are coming from Goudhurst along the B2079 (Lady Oak Lane), please follow the Forestry England signage for Go Ape.

Please be aware that the postcode covers a vast area and sometimes sends visitors to the wrong location. We recommend that you use What3Words: dove.flags.speeded as it is more precise.

Go Ape is tucked away up a hill - keep your eyes peeled for signs. Please note that you'll need to pay an admission fee per car at Bedgebury Forest.

By train: 

Etchingham (on the Hastings line from Charing Cross or London Bridge) is the closest station to Bedgebury. It is about a 45 minute cycle ride up the A21 (there is a footpath along the edge of the northbound carriageway).

By bus: 

The nearest bus stop is Flimwell Corner Farm (near the Flimwell crossroad).

  • Food & drink
  • Paid parking
  • Picnic area
  • Play arena
  • Visitor centre
  • Dog-friendly
  • Disabled access

Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.

Wear sensible clothes for adventure and please ensure your midriff is covered.

Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity! The course remains open in all weathers, except when it is icy, stormy, in high winds or during lightning.

Rain makes the course muddier than usual – which all adds to the fun! Don’t forget to dress for the weather. Sometimes, unfortunately, Go Ape might need to close the course for reasons beyond our control, if this happens you will be given a full refund.

Please ensure you arrive for your Go Ape activity 15 minutes before your session begins. 

Go Ape take pride in sharing their activities with as many people as possible.

All courses are designed to be accessible, but they do offer a degree of physical and mental challenge. This may mean additional equipment or adjustments to supervision.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Go Ape in advance at [email protected]

Please do! You’re going to want to capture these moments to share!

In order to keep your gadgets and others safe, Go Ape asks that all phones and cameras are attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

Most Go Ape sites are dog-friendly. Please check the ‘facilities’ tab to check if the site is dog-friendly.

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