The nation's forests and facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.

Natural play trail - perfect for kids of all ages

Set out on a voyage of discovery in the forest 

Follow in the footsteps of the historic plant hunters. Discover the shipwreck; keep your balance on the giant rope swing; or walk the plank at the trading post!

Things are running a little differently now, and our play areas will be opened gradually. This is for safety and to give our staff time to maintain cleaning regimes.

The equipment that is open will be cleaned once daily; please take care of yourself and those in your care. If the play area is busy please wait or come back later; don't eat, drink or touch your face around the equipment and keep 2m away from others.  Please come prepared, and consider bringing your own hand sanitiser. There are hand washing facilities at at all of our toilets including at the visitor centre, in the pinetum and in the temporary toilets next to the pay station.

Some pieces of equipment remain closed. The list below will be updated as soon as we can safely re-open play areas: 

  • Shipwreck (including Trading post) Open
  • Play village Open
  • Spiders web Open
  • Jungle drums Open
  • Butterfly Open
  • Adventure trail Open
  • Dragonfly Open
  • Pine cone Open
  • Ant's nest Closed for now
  • Rope swing Open

Pick up a map of the Play Trail on arrival or take a picture of the map in the car park.

The play areas are shown on the Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest map, which is available for £2 at the bike shop, Quench cycles.

Please note: The Tree house and Spider are permanently closed. Watch this space for Tree house replacement and other play areas news!

Trail information

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, TN17 2SJ
Grade - Easy
How much?
Free after admission
Is this activity for you?
This 2km trail has several play areas accessible from the forest tracks. Some are further away in the trees on the uneven forest floor
Suitable for 1 - 13 year olds, Children should be accompanied by an adult.