Discover the beautiful award-winning gardens and the forest with its giant swings, zip wires and Crusoe’s World.
Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was filmed at Groombridge Place, find out more about this and our other literary connections.
We are open every day throughout the year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day). Café open daily serving light bites and hot drinks.
Groups and school visits can be accommodated all year round when booked in advance. For more information on opening times, visit our information page.
Date: 17th to 24th December
Children of all ages are invited to come and help us build a ‘Christmas Village in Gingerbread’. Create your dream cottage or fairy tale castle to add to our Gingerbread village.
The Gardens include a formal Knot and Oriental Garden, a Secret Garden, the white rose garden and the wonderfully named Drunken Garden, a favourite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Children will enjoy playing on the giant chess set.
Children will have a day to remember playing in the forest. This magical world of mystery and intrigue includes giant tree swings, zip wires and rope swings, wooden bridges, a maze and Crusoe’s World.
As well as the beautiful peacocks, the birds of prey and the animals in the forest, there are some new editions for visiting children to meet including the cute Golden Guernsey kids, Stumpy and Bobby and the little Kunekune piglets.