Groombridge Place has been a private family home for hundreds of years and since 1994 parts of the grounds have been open to the public. The Enchanted Forest was created, new features and attractions were added and continue to be visited and loved, along with some exciting recent additions.
Pirate ships, gang planks, rope ladders and bridges, vast climbing frames – everything a budding pirate or captain needs for a swashbuckling adventure and imagination-fuelled playtime. Your only concern will be how to entice your salty seadogs back on to dry land to explore the rest of the forest!Find out more
We are incredibly proud of our beautiful award-winning gardens and are delighted to share them with you. We have six unique areas for you to enjoy, each formally laid out and bursting with colour, style and horticultural features. Each season brings a new look so be sure to visit throughout the year.Find out more
The UK Owl And Raptor Centre Of Groombridge Place
The UK Owl and Raptor Centre, based at Groombridge Place, is the south east’s newest birds of prey centre. Flying displays take place twice a day at 12 noon and 15:30 when Groombridge Place is open (weather permitting). Due to the government lockdown the birds of prey displays will resume from 12 April 2021Find out more
All the joy of a swing but giant-sized! Hop on with a friend and double the fun.Find out more
The ultimate in swings – there’s room for the whole family! Jump on, hold tight and let the grown-ups do the hard work.Find out more
Immerse yourself in our golden yews and be a-mazed as you work your way round the intricate labyrinth.Find out more
Take on your friends and family in a game of chess on our giant chess board. Manoeuvre across the marble squares and see how quickly you can pick off some pawns, capture a castle, or win the ultimate prize of your opponents’ king.Find out more
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a frequent visitor to and great admirer of Groombridge Place.Find out more
We love having our deer friends around the grounds of Groombridge - will you be lucky enough to spot any of them in the Deer Park? Keep a lookout as you travel between the gardens and the Enchanted Forest.Find out more
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.Find out more
Enjoy a short trip along the meandering River Grom which flows through the grounds of Groombridge Place. Our canal boat will take you from the gardens all the way to Crusoe’s World and the adventures of the Enchanted Forest– so hop on board and conserve your energy for some serious playtime.Find out more
We hope you enjoy all the activities on offer at Groombridge Place. With so much to see and try you won’t run out of things to do. Your only worry will be how to fit everything in!