Lullingstone Country Park is internationally important for its collection of ancient trees, with over 300 veteran oak, beech, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut, some of which are thought to be 800 years old. Find out more in Lullingstone’s Veteran Trees leaflet (PDF, 795.8 KB).The park also has areas of chalk grassland that fill with spectacular displays of orchids and other wild flowers in spring and summer.
For children, the Discovery Trail includes a zip wire and other hidden gems. Activity trails are available during school holidays and the park is designated a Learning Destination for the Children’s University.
The visitor centre on site offers excellent facilities including a café, toilets and shop. It has a comprehensive range of information about the park’s landscape, wildlife and heritage.
A fully equipped classroom enables groups of all ages, from primary schools to adult art and conservation groups, to learn about all aspects of the countryside. Forest school is also provided.
For those wishing to venture into the wider countryside, an excellent guide is available for a 6.5 mile circular walk from the visitor centre, passing through the nearby village of Shoreham.
Meanwhile just to the north of the site, Lullingstone Roman Villa is an English Heritage site featuring spectacular mosaics and rare Roman wall paintings.
Lullingstone Castle & the World Collection of Plants are nearby too, with its National Collection of Eucalyptus.
The Darent Valley Path runs past the park, offering yet more opportunities to explore the local countryside.
Lullingstone site leaflet
Easy access information
This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.