Groombridge Place Estates and Enchanted Forest
Average visit time – 2-3 hours
Things to do at Groombridge Place Estates review
Groombridge Place is a country estate on the border between East Sussex and Kent. It has a 17th-century moated manor house, formal gardens, 200 acres of parkland and an enchanted forest.
It is a great place for a day out with pretty tree-lined forest paths. Along the way, you will find water pools, giant tree swings, a secret garden, rose garden an oriental garden and more. Make sure you find the giant chess set.
In 1994 an enchanted forest was created and new features continue to be added. Crusoe’s World features pirate ships with gangplanks, rope ladders and bridges plus vast climbing frames. The play area was inspired by the TV series Crusoe and some of the original props from the show were transported and reconstructed at Groombridge place. There are two treehouses linked together with rope bridges. There is also a slide, lookout tower, bell to ring, ships wheel and more. Also In the Enchanted Forest see if you can find the hidden woodland characters. There is also a tree canopy walkway.
Twice a day there is a bird of prey display by the UK Owl and Raptor centre. They also have special experience days that you can book on. Also in the grounds, you will find a maze and family size swings. You may even be lucky enough to spot some of their deer in the deer park. There are also some resident animals including peacocks, shetland pony and their famous Zedonk (half donkey, half zebra). You can even go on a short canal boat trip along the River Grom.
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FAQ and Further Information Groombridge Place Estates
Address: Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QG, Kent, England. Phone: 01892 861444
Category – Gardens – Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Enchanted forest with Crusoe inspired play equipment, giant swings, maze, walkways, canal trips and formal gardens. There are toilets and a restaurant.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £8.95, children £6.95. The canal boat to and from the Forest costs £1.50 for adults and £1.00 for children, each way.
Is there parking?
There is free on-site parking.
When are they open?
Groombridge Place is open from mid-March until early November. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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