Bedgebury at Christmas 2022: Everything you need to know before visiting
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.
It takes place on a designated trail at the main Bedgebury site near Goudhurst in Kent.
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.
(Updated to reflect 2022 prices) Adult tickets when bought in advance cost £21.50, children aged 3-16 cost £14.50 & family tickets cost £69. Under 3’s and carers for free.
There are quite a few. The car park is £8 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 £5 for 2 tokens. There are 2 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 (2109 prices!). 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.
The tunnel of light.
Photo opps at the illuminated picture frames.
Meeting Santa and his Elf – Connie Fur.
The sea of illuminated boats.
The magical swans.
The Candy Cane forest.
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.
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 year’s event.
For more information and ticket sales please visit their website here.