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Forest Fun - Adventures in the Forest

The Forest, which encapsulates the magical spirit conjured up by the books of JK Rowling and JRR Tolkien was designed in the most part by TV gardener and land artist Ivan Hicks. The Forest can be reached by either canal boat or on foot.

Crusoe’s World

Crusoe’s World was inspired by TV series Crusoe. Original props from this TV series were reconstructed at Groombridge Place.

Two tree houses are linked together with rope bridges and a central viewing tower. They are on several levels with decking and platforms, sheltered under sail roofs. There is a lookout post high above one of the tree houses, providing fabulous views over the canal, open countryside and the steam trains of the Spa Valley Railway. New to summer: Captain Robinson Crusoe has docked his ship at Crusoe's World. Adventure onto his ship, climb up the mast to the crows nest, steer the ship at the wheel, and ring the bell when land is ahoy. 

Treetops Walkway Experience

Have a fun filled adventure in the tree-tops of Groombridge Place as you take the incredible 350m long journey through the tree canopy 20m above the forest floor.

The exhilarting new adventure walkway is like no other in South East of England and the magical experience will simply take your breath away 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 exciting tree-top climb will take at least 30 minutes to complete and the 360 degree views are spectacular. 

Responsible children can take to the ropes on their own. Sensible footware must be worn to do the Treetop Walkway (E.G. no heels, sandals or flip-flops)

The tickets for the Treetop Walkway Experience are included in the cost of admissions. Our staff recommend that children under 5 will be not suitable for this experience. Supervision is required for this experience. Please be aware that the ground underneath is not suitable to follow the walkway, you will have to follow the main pathway as indicated on the map. Precautions must be taken to ensure safety. This is a safe experience, but please be wary of other users whilst on the ropewalk. 

Outdoor adventures

Take a walk along the forest pathways with its lakes and hidden surprises along the way. Look out for the Fallow deer, squirrels and other wildlife. 

Discover the tepees and the fort before taking the ‘Boardwalk Challenge’ with its aerial walkways, tunnels, rope swings and child’s zip wire.

Children and adults alike will enjoy the giant tree swings which are suspended from the tallest trees in the forest.

See our Grom village, the magical creatures that live in our woodland