Activities at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day from 8.00am except Christmas Day.  

Closing time at sunset:

Until 31st March - 6pm.

1st to 30th April - 7pm.

1st May to 1st September - 8pm.

2nd to 30th September - 7pm.

1st to 24th October - 6pm.

25th October to 28th November - 5pm.

Visitor Centre Information Office core opening hours

9.30am - 3.30pm daily

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst
Sat Nav Postcode: TN17 2SJ
By Car

Directions from London - leave the M25 at junction 5 and join the A21 towards Hastings.  Bedgebury is signposted off the A21 on the B2079, approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings.  You will find the entrance to Bedgebury on your right hand side approximately half a mile after leaving the A21. 

Directions from the North and East - Take the A262 to Goudhurst and then turn by the village duck pond to take the B2079 signposted to Flimwell.  Follow this road for approximately three miles and you will find the entrance to Bedgebury on your left hand side after the office entrance and Old Walled Garden entrance.  

Directions from Brighton and the West - Travel through Lewes and Uckfield to Heathfield.  Take the A265 from Heathfield to Hurst Green.  Turn left onto the A21, drive straight through Flimwell Crossroad.  Bedgebury is signposted from here.

Directions from the South - Take the A21 to the Flimwell Crossroad, drive straight across and then follow the sign to turn right onto the B2079.  Bedgebury can be found approximately half a mile along this road on the right hand side.  

By Public Transport

Take the number 254 bus from Tunbridge Wells.  The nearest bus stop is Flimwell Corner Farm (near the Flimwell Crossroad).

Closest train station is Etchingham (on the Hastings line from Charing Cross or London Bridge). Tunbridge Wells, Frant and Wadhurst (on the Hastings line) and Staplehurst and Marden (on the Ashford line) are also nearby.

OS Grid Ref
TSQ 713 330

51.0722493, 0.4470063

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Entry fees are per vehicle.

Help support the arboretum by joining the Friends of Bedgebury.

Support Bedgebury by joining Friends of Bedgebury. In return you’ll receive free vehicle access to Bedgebury all year round, as well as early bird booking to selected events, entry to reciprocal gardens and a range of special discounts.

Membership Pricing

Annual Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum Family Membership £72.

Alternatively join the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Cub for unlimited vehicle access to ride and to contribute to cycle trail developments. If you’d like to ride your horse on Bedgebury bridleways join TROT . Please note that Bedgebury does not accept the Discovery Pass.

 

Peak times (weekends, school holidays and bank holidays)
All day £13.00
Off peak charges (Monday-Friday, term time only)
All day £10.00
8am-11am all year round
Early bird exit before 11.00 £3.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Charge per vehicle:

Minibuses - £30.00

Coaches - £50.00

Car with trailer - peak: £26.00, off peak: £20.00

 

Number of disabled parking spaces: 16
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay on exit system
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Hire a wheelchair or mobility scooter

We provide wheelchairs free of charge.

We also have a Tramper, an all-terrain mobility scooter.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Shop
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Activities at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

family cycling
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Bedgebury
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Bedgebury
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Junior at Bedgebury
Child on bike looking at Gruffalo's Child Hamsterley Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Bedgebury
Horse riding Haldon Forest
Horse riding at Bedgebury
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Bedgebury
Running trails at Bedgebury
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Bedgebury
Children on Zog Trail
Zog activity trail at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
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