Jeskyns Park, also known as Jeskyns Community Woodland, is a great day out with 360 acres of newly planted woodlands and meadows, so there’s lots of fun surprises to discover whilst you explore! A truly great day out for the whole family, and here at Jodetopia we feel so lucky to have this so close to our doorstep.
Despite visiting so many times, we still find new paths and things to explore every single time we visit. Jeskyns park is quite popular for dog walkers, and Arthur, currently 18 months, absolutely loves animals, so it’s one of his favourite places to go! There are areas where dogs must remain on leads, so it’s safe for Arthur to freely toddle about and wave at the dogs passing him by from a safe distance. In other places, like the Henhurst Lake dog pond, dogs can roam free – so if you have little children you might prefer to pop them in the safety of their buggy or a sling. Keep an eye on the signs – areas are clearly marked as you enter them as to whether you are entering into a dogs on leads or dogs off lead zone, so you never have to worry about accidentally wandering into the wrong area. We’ve also been lucky enough to spot some horse riders on our visits – this both confuses and fascinates my little Arthur!
Jeksyns Community Woodlands is a couple of minutes off the A2 on Henhurst Road, Cobham, Kent, DA12 3AN. It’s extremely easy to get to by car.
The great thing about Jeskyns Park is that there is plenty to keep you entertained for hours! Here are some of our favourite things to do:
The car park is open from 7am to 8:30pm
Yes, there are charges to park at Jeskyns Community Woodland. 1 hour is £1.20, 2 hours is £2.00 and all day is £3.00. You can pay using coins or Paysmarti, which means that you can pay using your mobile phone. The charges are the same no matter what vehicle – including horse boxes and coaches – although there is a 2m height restriction. There are always plenty of car parking spaces whenever we have visited!
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Jeskyns park café and toilets are open from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily.
I’m extremely impressed with the safety measures that have been put in place for COVID-19. When recently playing in the sandpit play area, we witnessed first hand a member of staff spraying all of the benches, play equipment, gates and anything else that may be touched, with disinfectant. They have also made changes to their café to ensure it is COVID secure, with lots of signs around reminding people of the importance of social distancing. We have visited Jeskyns park lots during the pandemic and we have always felt safe.
Are you looking for other fun days out in Kent? Check out all of my guides of days out or why not visit Bluewater Nature Trail?