Uncover the secrets of Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest with your class

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, situated near Goudhurst in Kent, has one of the world's finest conifer collections and is a centre for international conifer conservation. 

A classroom with no walls 

Bedgebury is a versatile learning space, with room to think and space to explore. 

Plan sensory exploration or wildlife and habitat spotting with younger children. Older children can see how ecosystems work, undertake field studies or explore the science behind the tree lifecycle.  

Learning at Bedgebury is also a practical way to immerse your class in a range of subjects. Spark students' imagination by delivering a lesson on any topic, using the setting as inspiration.  

Learn about trees and get closer to nature at beautiful Bedgebury

Experience a beautiful, natural environment that includes a world-famous tree collection from all round the world. As well as a wide range of wildlife and habitats, we’re home to one of the largest forest-themed play trails in the South East.

How to visit Bedgebury as a class

Two children in forest, one in coat and wellies is running over a dirt mound
Everything you need to organise a class trip, including our Ranger in a Bag activity hire.
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Forestry England-delivered sessions from Y1 to Y9.
Go ape tree top adventure wendover woods
Treetop adventures for KS1 and above.
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Hire through our local specialists.