Park It! Explore Kent’s parks for bluebells

Bluebells at Bedgebury:

If you love a rare treat then Bedgebury is the place to be – what could be better than combining bluebells with a lovely pinetum feast?  Bedgebury is not only home to acre upon acre of glorious bluebells but also some of the rarest trees in the UK!  The whole family can enjoy this Bedgebury Easy Access Walk – young children will delight in being set the challenge of spotting a Bluebell and there will be wonderful opportunities for spring family photographs.  April is the best time to spot Bluebells as they reach their full bloom and cover ancient woodland floors in their beauty.

Bluebells at Cobtree Manor Park:

Cobree has an interesting history as it is situated on the site of the former Maidstone zoo and still features an elephant house! Cobtree is a great place to spend an afternoon with it’s newly refurbished cafe and amazing children’s play area! The short woodland walks are suitable for the whole family too at Cobtree Manor Park. Open dawn ’til dusk, view the Bluebells at a time to suit you – why not take in a peaceful early morning walk whilst listening to the sound of bird song?  Enough to brighten even the dullest of spirits!

Bluebells at Hamstreet:

Hamstreet is one of the more famous of Kentish Bluebell hotspots and is featured in many local publications as being a ‘must do’ walk if you want to see the best carpets in Kent. Explore this pretty woodland at your leisure and you will be rewarded with carpets in April, the perfect time to see them at their best – all in peaceful and tranquil surroundings – so check the weather and grab a picnic what could be better?

Bluebells at Brockhill

Looking for something that will keep the kids happy? Brockhill Country Park not only has lots of events in April, but there’s also a fantastic children’s play area and a vegetarian café serving lots of tasty snacks!  Brockhill is located in one of the most scenic areas of Kent, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near to Hythe. Plant life is abundant all year round with spring being no exception! Growing in enormous numbers taking up the entire woodland floor, April is the best time to see the Brockhill bluebells at their best.  The Saltwood Saunter – a circular walk that starts at Brockhill will take you through local woods and country lanes giving you the best views!

Bluebells at Bredhurst

Bredhurst woods is a hidden gem located on the edge of the beautiful Kent Downs AONB.  See the Bluebells in full April bloom as you explore one of the way marked trails in Bredhurst woods.  The woods are the largest in the Kent Downs AONB comprising of over 600 acres, with traditional woodland management techniques used to manage the woodland which in turn allows the Bluebell population to thrive during the Spring.

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