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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

The car park is open daily from 7am to dusk (closing times varies seasonally, check on site signs). 

The cafe and toilets are open from 9.30am to 3.30pm daily. 

When you visit, it is your responsibility to follow the guidance on staying safe outside your home. Please be prepared to make the necessary decision to turn around if the car park looks busy or is full and come another time. 

Car parking charges will apply – we encourage visitors to use our Paysmarti phone and pay system.

Please maintain 2m social distancing at all times.

How to find us

How to find us
Henhurst Road, Cobham, Kent
Sat Nav Postcode: DA12 3AN
By Car

Jeskyns is just two minutes off the A2 dual carriageway. Take the Gravesend East turning off the A2 and follow directional signage to Sole Street. Pass over a railway bridge and our entrance is just 200m further on on the left hand side.  

OS Grid Ref

51.4027982, 0.3853447

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Jeskyns Community Woodland. 

You can now use RingGo at Jeskyns Community Woodland which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.


Parking charges are also applicable to Blue Badge holders.

Register for phone & pay before you arrive if you can:

Coins also accepted. 

Membership passes have been extended by 2 months, please see our information for Jeskyns Members.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour £1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.00
All day £3.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses, coaches and horse boxes are charged the same as cars to park.

Please note there is a 2m height limit at entrance - please contact us to arrange access.


Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 3
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

The cafe and toilets are open from 9.30am to 3.30pm daily. 

The cafe is currently running a takeaway service only. 

The table tennis table and seating area besides cafe are closed. 

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Ranger's Office

Contact details

Walk, play, ride, cycle or just relax with a coffee in the great outdoors

Jeskyns is home to 360 acres of newly planted woodlands, meadows and orchards. With a good network of surfaced walking trails, children's play areas, café and even a dog activity trail, there is something for everyone to explore at any time of the year.

You can visit a Fairy and Elf Village, introduce the family to the Gruffalo and his friends, say hello to our cows, take the dog for a paddle or just sit and watch the world go by under wide skies full of singing skylarks.

At a glance 

  • 5 walking trails 
  • Horse riding 
  • Play areas
  • Picnic areas 
  • Cafe - takeaway only
  • Dog activity trail 
  • Dogs welcome 
  • Assistance dogs welcome 
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