Country road through the woods in early autumn.

In the local area

There are many activities and fun days out for the whole family within the local area. Wilderness Wood provides a vast range of everchanging activities for both adults and children including arts and crafts and camping out in the forest in beautiful tipis.

Bentley Woodfair, due its 3 major seasonal events throughout the year is extremely popular. Stock up on gifts at the Christmas Fair whilst learning about tree climbing, eating delicious local food and drink refreshing beers - the atmosphere is great!

If you’re looking for more of an adrenaline fuelled adventure, closeby is Go Ape, Bedgebury. Here you can spend the day swinging through the treetops on Zip Wires and Rope Swings before sitting down to a nice relaxing in the Garden of England. Another firm favourite is Branching Out, Bentley - a great choice for kids parties and school trips. If you don’t fancy heights much, there are many options for climbing walls and low ropes. Looking for a fun day out for the kids - Be a Gruffalo Spotter at Bedgebury Pinetum might be just the ticket. Take a beautiful walk through with the interactive app and watch the characters come to life!

Not far is the beautiful Groombridge Place. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing walk through the picturesque woods and surrounding lakes, or tree top adventures - this place has it all.

Keep an eye out for various species of butterflies, buzzards and skylarks whilst you wander around Sheffield Park, the historic English landscape. During the second world war, Sheffield Park was claimed by the War Office and became an extensive camp for several Canadian regiments. Nowadays, it’s a place to go for a beautiful day out with friends and family with plenty of activities all day long. If wandering through the world’s largest collection of conifers is something of interest, check out Bedgebury Pinetum where you can enjoy “healthy outdoor fun for all ages and abilities!”.

Kingswood Training, based in Tonbridge, offer chainsaw Courses and are a Lantra Approved Arborist Training Provider. They run courses on Tree Climbing, Machinery Training and Chainsaw Training. We've recently published a new blog post on Kingswood Training, take a look!