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.
Please note: the birds of prey demonstration and the boat do not run during winter months. Birds of Prey displays take place between Tuesday and Sunday not on Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
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: 2nd - 4th May, 10am to 5.30pm
Enjoy the countryside at Groombridge Place and the outdoor adventure playgrounds in the Enchanted Forest including the fort and Crusoe’s World, with its authentic large wooden ship complete with rope bridges.
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 and the birds of prey look out for our famous Zedonk which is half Donkey and half Zebra. As you enter the meadow on the way to the enchanted forest look out for the herd of wild Fallow Deer which can often be seen quietly grazing nearby.