Bedgebury Team Building for Schools


The Kent High Weald Partnership offer a range of challenging, fun and exciting team building activities for schools and groups at Bedgebury Pinetum, the Forestry England’s iconic woodland site near Goudhurst, Kent.

  • Team Tactics
  • Shelter Building
  • Tree Detective Trail

For more information on Bedgebury Team building, bespoke visits and prices etc. please contact the team on

The cost per group will be:

  • Half Day – £291
  • Full Day – £440
  • *If  booking a full day of activities with 2 groups (up to 60) on the same day there will be a £50 discount*

Group size will be limited to 30 children plus adult helpers.

We are working hard with our partners Forestry England to provide activities and keep everyone at Bedgebury Pinetum safe. Users for the site includes those doing Go Ape, hiring bikes from Quench Cycles, using The Pinetums self-guided trails, participating in Forest School and of course the general public just here for nice stroll.

With all these users we need to ensure that the site is not overbooked and that all site users can stay safe and enjoy themselves. As a result availability will be limited.


The Activities –

Team Tactics

The team tactics is a series of five 10-minute challenges that will test brain and body, but mostly the communication and leadership skills of the group.

Crossing the Snake Pit — a physical challenge that requires strength, balance, a clear plan as well as some wooden planks and milk crates.

The Communication Caterpillar — a communication and trust activity as blindfolded team mates guide each other around a woodland course.

Abandoned Herbicide — lateral thinking is required to move the ‘poison’ with the given equipment without touching or spilling it.

Lumberjack Relay — A fun and frantic ball kicking; wheelbarrow wheeling; foot-ball throwing; dressing up; crazy scramble for points.

Towers of Hanoi — A fiendish ancient maths puzzle made big with car tyres and wooden posts.

Shelter Building Challenge

Bring out your inner engineer with this shelter building challenge. Working in teams and using natural materials, you will construct sturdy and weather proof shelters.

The shelters will be subject to rigorous tests to ascertain their structural integrity and water proof qualities (we use a member of staff and water to do this). Points will be awarded based on the results.

Tree Detective Trail

Unleash your explorer with our Bedgebury map reading challenge. Using simple maps and clues to gather answers about the Pinetum and its incredible collection of trees species. There are lots of points available to add to your team’s total score! Please be aware that our map reading activities are aimed at children aged 7-14 and therefore may be unsuitable for older groups’

All supporting adults are FREE to attend! We recommend 5 adults to a class of 30

Your parking is FREE for your trip with us too!

If your school has an above-average percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals, Bedgebury may be able to help with your transport costs for a booked visit to Bedgebury.  Email for more info  on this.

Adult / Corporate Team Building

  • Bespoke offers available
  • Mix and match you day here at Bedgebury with the other franchises on site (Bedgebury Volunteering, Bedgebury Education team, Go Ape or Quench cycles)
  • Catering on site available via the Pinetum Cafe

Contact to start planning your day, today!


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