We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Groombridge Place Gardens

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Great santa

We went here for a visit to see santa on the 9th Dec. Well although cold and dreary weather, santa... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2018
Axminster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice visit

Enjoyed the visit and had no toilet troubles as others have mentioned. I would say the treetop... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 1,015 reviews
All photos (470)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“peter pan”(35 reviews)
“an adventure”(10 reviews)
Groombridge Place has lovely walled gardens overlooking a 17th century moated manor house. The Enchanted Forest has something for all ages from Crusoe's World with its tree houses and rope bridge. The boardwalk also in the forest is a popular play...more
Groombridge Place Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QG, England
+44 1892 861444
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,015)
Filter reviews
996 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews peter pan children and adults an adventure bad reviews great family day packed lunch lovely place assault course board walk canal ride the secret garden giant picnic boardwalk deer arena spooky
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 996 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed the visit and had no toilet troubles as others have mentioned. I would say the treetop walk is not ideal for youngsters. My daughter who's 10 struggled and I found it painful as I had the wrong trainers on. I would suggest skipping unless...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paolo187056
Reviewed 3 days ago

Probably unlike most other visitors, I was here solely to reminisce the romance and drama of 'Longbourn', the home of the Bennett family featured in the US version of Pride & Prejudice and to view in person its charming setting. Movies have a way of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ophir77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very badly kept, garden in terrible state, broken things everywhere, bad show, terrible food, disgusting bathrooms. Health Authorities should visit the place as it is a children hazard The Company has gone bankrupt so not surprising it looks so terrible. Health and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank swissmanagement1
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Visited today for the Christmas Circus. Paid £25 for circus tickets online for a family of 4, which said includes general admission. Tickets received by email and in their small print actually exclude general admission!!! Absolute joke. Charged an extra £24.50 to get through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Naomi E
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

We went here for a visit to see santa on the 9th Dec. Well although cold and dreary weather, santa was great, friendly, funny and involved all the family. Best santa I've seen in ages. If all the other staff follow Santa's lead would be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank J5934DBmartink
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We came with family on the 9th December for a Santa visit and were really disappointed. None of the craft activities they mentioned on the website were set up. We visited a couple of years ago and our kids throughly enjoyed the whole experience which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Sneh B
Reviewed 16 December 2018

I had booked Father Christmas for my youngest son. This meant also paying an entrance fee to Groombridge Place. The family ticket was 49.00, not including Santa, more than usual as a special event. We had thought this would be a nice day out and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Claire42Pe
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We had been to Groombridge Garden the year before -- also around Halloween -- and it was a wonderful experience. Now we were looking forward to another visit to the gardens and the enchanted forest. Unfortunately, the gardens show signs of serious neglect. The adventure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank stefanie12017
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We took our children to Groombridge last year for their Halloween event and it was brilliant. We had a wonderful day there, you could clearly see a great deal of effort had been put in - activities for the children, loads of decorations and places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mobile36040317864
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We went here for the halloween experience and will not be going again. 3 years ago it was good but now it is overpriced the food was so expensive £5,50 for hot dog and a hot chocolate the staff looked as if they didnt want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Kevin J
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The Spa Hotel
873 reviews
2.66 miles away
Smith & Western Tunbridge Wells
337 reviews
2.87 miles away
Travelodge Tunbridge Wells
703 reviews
2.94 miles away
The Tunbridge Wells Hotel
334 reviews
3.02 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3 nearby restaurants
The Junction Inn
123 reviews
.24 miles away
The Huntsman
223 reviews
1.94 miles away
The Dorset Arms
365 reviews
2.58 miles away
George & Dragon Inn
276 reviews
2.72 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
Nuts 4 Climbing
24 reviews
.70 miles away
Eridge Rocks Nature Reserve
9 reviews
1.87 miles away
Ashdown Manna Cookery School
19 reviews
2.16 miles away
The Raptor Centre
22 reviews
.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
7 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jane G | Reviewed this property |
I suggest demolishing the whole site! Vile place and their customer service is non-existent
Jane G
5 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Angel305 | Reviewed this property |
We had the same problem but eventually got through. They were very busy and I believe in the week less staff They finally answered me at a weekend when I called over tickets
26 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Angel305 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry mistyped that Under 3’s are free