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How to find Groombridge Place and Admission Fees

Opening Times and Dates

Admission Fees to Groombridge Place 

The Following Prices will Apply:

General Admissions Price: 

Please be aware, we are now closed for the winter season. 

Please note our Manor House is privately owned so cannot be accessed by members of the public. 

Our Birds of Prey Flying Display will now be taking a winter break and will be returning back in March 2018. Our Boat will no longer be operating and will be running again for our next event,

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The experience is safe for everyone but it is recommended that children under the age of 10 are accompanied by an adult. 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. Sensible footware must be worn to do the Treetop Walkway (E.G. no heels, sandals or flip-flops).

Prices are per person and include VAT at 20 per cent. All major credit cards are accepted, except for American Express and Diner Club. 


Please be aware Groombridge Place is an outdoor adventure forest and formal gardens with very little undercover shelter - so please dress accordingly with suitable footwear.

Visitor Information

Formal Gardens: the majority of the gardens are accessible to wheelchairs as they are mainly on one level, all paths are gravel and steps have adjoining gravel ramps.

Forest: Some areas of the forest are naturally steep and not accessible by all wheelchair users, a map advising the best route for wheelchair users can be obtained from the admissions office on arrival.

Ground Conditions: At certain times of the year and after prolonged periods of wet weather, ground conditions can make accessing the canal path and forest more challenging.  We suggest wearing Wellington Boots when the ground is likely to be wet.

Facilities: There is wheelchair access to both the Peacock Bistro and Gift Shop. There are enlarged toilet cubicles in the Peacock Bistro and fully equipped disabled toilet in the main toilet block. There are no disabled facilities within the Forest. Baby Changing Facilities are available.

Admission: To help our disabled visitors have a memorable experience, we admit their carer free of charge on production of a benefit Award Letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (e.g. for Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Incapacity Benefit).

Parking: Cars and minibuses are able to drop off at the allocated space within the car park, near to the entrance to the attraction.

Guide Dogs: Only Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are admitted into the Enchated Forest and Formal Gardens. Please note that Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are not permitted in the Birds of Prey Flying Arena during their perfomances at 12:30pm and 3:30pm Daily.

How to find us

The attraction is less than 4 miles from Tunbridge Wells and accessible by road or via the Spa Valley Railway which operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Eridge, Groombridge, High Rocks and Tunbridge Wells. Discounted joint tickets are available.   (Check their timetable before travelling).

Directions to Groombridge Place:

Groombridge Place is located in the village of Groombridge, 4 miles south west of Tunbridge Wells on the B2110, which is just off the A264 Tunbridge Wells/ East Grinstead road - on the Kent and East Sussex county border.

By Road: From the M25:

Exit at Junction 5 and head south on the A21. After 10 miles, exit at A26 signed Tunbridge Wells: then take A264 to East Grinstead and follow the signs to Groombridge village and Groombridge Place.

By Rail:

London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells, then bus or taxi to Groombridge. Or take the Spa Valley Railway steam train from Tunbridge Wells West Station with a 10-minute walk the other end. Call 01892 537715 for timetables, detailed information and great value combined tickets. Please Note: The Spa Valley Railway does not run every day.

Bus: Take the 291 - 15 minute bus journey, only 1 bus per hour generally:

Departs TW at 41 mins past each hour. Departs GP at 09 mins past each hour except also at 15:36

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