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Barnetts Wood, LNR, Tunbridge wells

The first site in the borough of Tunbridge Wells to be designated as a Local Nature Reserve, Barnett’s Wood was opened in 1998. Open to the public at all times, the reserve is managed by and for the local community, with the aim of preserving local wildlife and providing an educational space for schoolchildren. Educational facilities at Barnett’s Wood include a new outdoor classroom set within the reserve’s woodland, and a pond designed for pond dipping.


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  • Wheelchair access

Outdoor classroom area in woods Picnic area Play area (natural play style) Storytelling chair Pond dipping (loanable kit available) Mini Beasting (loanable kit available)


Self led visits are Free all we ask is for notification you will be using the site (just contact the [email protected] address)
We offer a range of officer led activities some of which are FREE
Forest school can be delivered at this location- Please contact us for more info via [email protected] or call 01580 212972

What we can offer

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes

Just ask! we try are best to accommodate any educational requests

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