Groombridge Place Gardens, Groombridge

Visit manicured gardens, woodland walkways, and a variety of animals at Groombridge Place Gardens. Wander through five separate gardens among tulips, Japanese maples, ancient yew trees, cherry trees, azaleas, and 20 varieties and shades of white roses. View a flight show at the birds of prey flight center. Look out for the peacocks, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, piglets, alpacas, reindeer, and the zeedonk (half zebra, half donkey), which inhabit the grounds. Take a canal boat ride or walk to the Enchanted Forest, landscaped with fairy-tale and myth-inspired gardens. Swing on giant swings and climb a tree house for a view over the canal and countryside. At Groms' Village, small children can play among the small houses built for the mythical woodland folk, who are said to live in the Enchanted Forest. Plan your visit to Groombridge Place Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Royal Tunbridge Wells trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Was touring round East Sussex (Yes its kent) with 7yr old and toddler who had different preferences to say the least! this place had it all...the best outdoor adventure playground, scenic canal boat t...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    I took my 5year old grandson to the Wizards & Monsters event which was definitely a non event!. Last year we all thoroughly enjoyed the Peter Pan event and looked forward to this year's trip but it wi...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Today we took our children and grandchildren here to experience the magic, wizards and monsters attraction, this was excellent as was the walks etc, crusoes play area was a great hit with everyone, th...  more »
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  • Feb 2007 we had a really lovely day. There was lots going on, the entertainment was just that, the enchanted forest contained much intrigue, the boat ride was most enjoyable. Yes, the toilets could do with a bit of a refresh and the restaurant needs a rethink but it was adequate and served our needs. They missed a trick not serving Ice cream today but probably didn't anticipate any demand in the middle of winter! If you want National Trust then visit a NT but I personally found this to be far more entertaining and the children were fully occupied for the whole day.
  • We had a fun day out here on one of the themed activity days- there is a lot to explore although it is hard going for people who are disabled or buggy-users due to the terrain so do be prepared for that. The gardens and house on the moat are idyllic, as is the general scenery and wildlife. There is also lot for children to enjoy here. The downside is that the place was abysmally understaffed so this made queues much more arduous than was really necessary for visitors. It could also do with more toilet cubicles to cope with busy periods too. We otherwise had a memorable day trip here.
  • We had a great day here - my little girl loved it. All the staff were really friendly, especially Kalvin at the arts & crafts. He was so helpful and deserves a promotion x
  • A truly great day out. All ages are welcome. The enchanted forest is particularly suited for young children and teenagers alike. Can't wait to go back this year. My family and I have been visiting for more than 10 years and it is still a brilliant day out.
  • This huge estate is a real treat. So many places to discover and explore, we were just as excited as our children! Definitely worth a visit. We will be back.

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