Bedgebury at Christmas 2019: Everything you need to know before visiting

November 23, 2019

The Christmas trail at Bedgebury is a unique, festive sensory experience featuring numerous light shows and interactive art displays as you walk through the forest.

Where?

It takes place on a designated trail at the main Bedgebury site near Goudhurst in Kent.

How long?

The trail takes about 1.5hrs to complete, although you are not limited to a time once on site.

Who will enjoy it?

The whole family – you can even bring the dog. Please be aware that the trail is quite long so you might want to bring pushchairs for little one’s or walking aids for anyone who struggles on their feet for long periods of time.

How much?

Adult tickets cost £18 in advance or £20 on the day, children aged 3-16 cost £11.50 in advance or £13.50 on the day & family tickets cost £54 in advance or £62 on the day. Under 3’s and caters for free.

Additional costs?

There are quite a few. The car park is £6 for this event and tickets must be purchased at the same time as buying your ticket.

Fairground: At the top of the entrance is a small Victorian style fairground. It’s the first thing you walk past as you arrive so excited little ones will be hard to deter! Tickets are bought via tokens at the entrance for £2.50 each. There are 4 rides in total.

Food & Drink: There’s a number of pop up eating and drinking spots both at the main entrance and along the trail. Food is reasonably priced but as a family it all adds up – we bought 4 hot dogs and 3 portions of chips (took our own drinks) and it came to around £25. It’s hard to resist the temptation of a mulled wine or hot chocolate to warm up with around the trail so do be prepared for additional spending once you’re on site.

Marshmallows: There’s a part of the trail with fires to toast giant marshmallows on about half way round. You can buy a variety of different flavoured marshmallows including candy floss and salted caramel flavour for £1.50 each.

Highlights?

The ‘Walking in the Air’ laser forest.

The tunnel of light.

Photo opps at the illuminated picture frames.

Meeting Santa and his Elf – Connie Fur.

The sea of illuminated boats.

Kissing under the giant mistletoe.

The colourful walk of hanging baubles lights.

Toilets?

Are available at the site entrance and about 3/4’s of the way around the trail. There’s quite a large gap between to the two locations.

Anything else?

For anyone who visited last year and is wondering whether the trail is the same…or is very similar but there are a number of new features unique to this years event including the laser forest, the hanging baubles and the giant pine cones.

For full details on how to book please visit the official website here.

1 Comments

  • Donna’s

    November 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    How much to visit

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.