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Wizards, Magic & Monsters 7th August - 20th August 2017 10am - 5:30pm

Delve into the magical world of Wizards and Monsters with our fun themed event. Meet the colourful characters of olde Groombridge witness the magic of the Wizard and his friends during this fun filled family event.

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The Treetop Walk Experience opening on Monday 14th August.

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

Join us this summer to discover the amazing new handcrafted Treetops Walkway, which is an incredible 350m long and stands at over 20m above the forest floor. 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.

The adventure will take at least 30 minutes to complete and 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. Adults are required to purchase a ticket to take younger children on the Treetops Walkway. Responsible children of 10 and above can take to the ropes on their own but we recommend a parent watches from below.

The tickets for the Treetop Walkway Experience are £5 per person and can be purchased online here or at the admissions office on arrival. Admissions tickets to Groombridge Place also applies so please book these together.

Cosmo Crash Landing - 26th, 27th and 28th August - 10:00-5:30

Deep in the heart of Groombridge Place, a galactic being is rumoured to have crash landed. Join the Explorer camped out at Groombridge in the hunt for the alien hidden here amongst the grounds. Can you find Cosmo the Alien?

Enjoy the Main Shows, the Story of the Explorer's journey throughout Kent in search of signs from Outer Space. With Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, Bouncy Castles and much more. Don't forget, our Treetop Walk to add a bit of challenge to your visit.

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Open Air Cinema is heading to Groombridge Place!

We are pleased to announce we will be having Cinestock, UK's largest independant Open and Drive-In Cinema company, partner with us this summer bringing a selection of fantastic films for you all to enjoy.

Come along to Groombridge Place with your friends or your family, BYOB... bring your own blanket... and sit in front of our largest screening of some fantastic movies. Where else can you catch a classic film, and enjoy views of the 17th Century Manor House and Gardens?

We will be presenting these films this summer:

Lion King

23rd September 2017


Disney’s biggest grossing film to date The Lion King is on the cards for this evening with an awesome musical score to accompany the excellent story line. This might be animation but it’s loved by kids big or small and perfect for families, couples and everyone.


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Big Fish Little Fish Pirate themed Family Rave in the woods with DJ Slipmatt 23rd Setember 2017 2pm - 4pm


Back once again like the renegade master ........ 

Due to overwhelming popularity Big Fish Little Fish family rave will grace Groombridge Place woods one more time this year with rave legend DJ Slipmatt (SL2/World of rave) on the decks!

Avast me Hearties! Walk the planks and clamber over the pirate boats at this Pirate themed family rave.  A world of music, dance, craft and fun for families (aimed particularly for families with children aged 0-8 years but all ages welcome) that has won Best Family Event for 3 years running at The Arts Council National Family Arts Festival Awards and this year also won all 3 Audience Choice Awards for Best Event, Best venue and Best Welcome. 

Dress up as a pirate or sea creature and let yourself go to the bangin'  choons of the rave master DJ Slipmatt.  Throw some shapes in the open air to his classic mix of old skool, house, techno and drum'n'bass. With glitter cannons, bubble machines, giant balloons and a huge parachute finale, this will be a treasure trove of an event!

Captain Cookie's craft tables and giant colouring murals complement the theme - older children can make accessories and receive free transfer tattoos and the littlies will adore playing at the play-doh table.

With licensed bars, great food on sale and a chill out area for babies there is something for everyone. As this is an outdoor event we can only accept cash as payment, Please also note appropriate clothing must be worn depending on the weather. Prams/Buggies cannot be taken into the Rave area as space is limited - We will have a supervised buggy park to leave them

All this and home by teatime! .

The last two events sold out  - it is seriously good fun. 

Shiver me timers - dance, laugh, craft and be daft - see you on the dance floor!

"Reliably excellent" - The Guardian
"reputation for credible music...magical" - Time Out

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Spooktacular Fun this Halloween at Groombridge Place 23rd October - 29th October 2017 10am - 4:00pm

Come along to Groombridge Place this Halloween for a scaryingly good time - Meet the ghouls and goblins that live in the enchanted forest, Interactive story telling and frighteningly good shows  - not one to be missed this October holiday. 

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Scarefest Evenings 27th - 31st October 2017 7pm - 10pm

Many myths surround the disappearance of the once world famous Alfonzo Circus, travelling the UK during the summer of 1965 to rave reviews the troupe headed to Kent and that was the last time anyone saw of them or so we thought! Venture deep into the forest at Groombridge Place this Halloween and see if the sightings are true! Will you make it out alive? This experience is not for the faint hearted and not suitable for children under 12 years old. Make it through the woods and enjoy drinks BBQ and much more!

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Merry Elfmas at Groombridge Place Weekends throughout December 10am - 4:00pm

Join the Elves this Christmas time at Groombridge Place we have lots to see and do. We will have Elf story telling, Santa letting writing & Christmas theme crafts along with a theatrical show. Santa will also be here in his grotto! *additional charges apply for grotto visits and must be pre booked*

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