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Activities at Groombridge Place

The Animals at Groombridge Place

The resident animals and birds include peacocks, chickens, Shetland pony, Mexican Donkey and our famous Zedonk (half zebra, half donkey). Also look out for deer in the forest and if you are lucky you may see a kingfisher when on the boat trip.

 

The Treetop Walk Experience at Groombridge Place

The UK’s Longest and Highest Tree-top Walkway opens at Groombridge Place in Kent

Discover the amazing new handcrafted Treetops Walkway, which is an incredible 350m long and stands at over 20m above the forest floor.

Thrill seekers can experience something truly magical as you climb higher and higher along the ropes into the tree canopy of the huge Oak, Pine, Beech and Chestnut trees which make up this ancient forest.  

There are sturdy wooden platforms at the beginning and end of the Treetops Walkway and a big chunky 4-sided rope ladder provides an additional entry and exit point along the away. The adventure will take at least 30 minutes to complete.

Children under 10 MUST be supervised AT ALL TIMES

- The walkway is a ONE WAY system

- The walk is for all ages (recommended for over 10's)

- Sensible footwear MUST be worn (e.g. no heels, sandals or flip-flops)

The 360 degree views are well worth the exhilarating climb. The experience is safe for everyone but we suggest children under 10 are accompanied by an adult at all times. 
 

The Raptor Centre – Birds of Prey 

The Raptor Centre, based at Groombridge Place, is the largest conservation centre for birds of prey in the South East. Flying displays take place twice daily (weather permitting).

Our birds of prey display show will begin 18th March 2017 and will run daily until the end of September.  Please note: there are no birds of prey displays on Fridays - except for Good Friday

These displays, which feature eagles, hawks, owls and falcons, take place at 12.00pm and 2.00 pm - with each display featuring a different feathered line-up. 

Please be aware: due to a family bereavement, our Birds of Prey are temporarily suspended until further notice. This is likely to take effect between 17th - 24th September. 

 

Canal Boat

Take a trip on our open top canal barge to our enchanted forest, a lovely trip on the water way with lots to see, Our captain will point out the many features along the way and you might even be lucky enough to see a Crocodile or two! (Our canal boat will only be available at weekends between 1st September and 1st November. Additional charges apply)