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Groombridge Place Gardens

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Groombridge Place Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QG, England
+44 1892 861444
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Awful experience

We always visited Groombrige place as children so I decided to take my young toddlers last week. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Mmm... tired and could be so much better

Decided to go back to Groombridge place as friends were coming over to stay. So two families with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 area with its zip wire and rope swings. The giant tree swings are popular with young and old alike. Two birds of prey displays daily Tue to Sun and Bank Holiday Monday. Don't miss our famous Zedonk (half Zebra and half Donkey).
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  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible12%
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Groombridge Place Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QG, England
+44 1892 861444

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always visited Groombrige place as children so I decided to take my young toddlers last week. I agree with the post below, so much money for absolutely nothing in return! I could have gone to my local woods! Upon arrival we paid the entrance...More

Thank Dshanbhogue
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided to go back to Groombridge place as friends were coming over to stay. So two families with five kids ranging from 15 to 8. It was last minute so didn't book on line where you can get a 10% discount. So paid full entry....More

Thank CGW_Photos
Reviewed 1 week ago

If there was ever an attraction that is happy to take your money with very little in return then this is it. The whole set up has seen better days I'm sure. Poorly kept gardens and other attractions just appeared to be left to fall...More

1  Thank raycblue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to go to Groombridge a lot as children and I recently returned here with my siblings and brother in laws for my sisters 30th birthday. Much was as we remembered it being, the gardens are beautifully maintained. We visited in April so it...More

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous grounds and location with such potential to be a jewell of the South East and a real money spinner but let down by poor management and a lack of staff and imagination. We sat with over 100 excited school children waiting for the Birds...More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked there from the quaint little steam railway that runs from TWells. Only 5 mins stroll away. Beautiful grounds, lovely cafe, clean loos. Lots for children to do but enjoyable for adults too.

Thank Sue I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a glorious Saturday but the weather didn't improve this place. If you are interested in gardens, don't bother going! They are ill kept and very small for the entry price. The beautiful house is private. If you have children, there are quite a...More

2  Thank Terry E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of us visited Groombridge on Sunday, after high recommendations from family and friends. The Pirates & Mermaids kept all 5 children entertained but also managed to entertain all 4 adults in the process. They were engaging and absolutely hilarious, I couldn't have...More

1  Thank courtneyrskinner122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with two grandchildren on Saturday June 3rd and felt the day was good value for money mostly because of the pirates and mermaid ! From when we arrived at 10am until we left late afternoon the actors were in character all the time...More

Thank ludlowlady2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive have visited Groombridge Place about six times in all, with my own family and minded family. I went with my sister in law, her children, my mother in law and my children at the weekend. A little disappointed! The ponds are now all murkey,...More

1  Thank JULIE W
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Can you take dogs in here? Thanks
29 April 2017|
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Response from 955clareb | Reviewed this property |
No, only assistance dogs.
terri j
Is it an attraction that adults would enjoy without any children with them ?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Preith | Reviewed this property |
I suppose if you like gardens and flowers. I'd recommend penshurst place instead for adults. It's only a few miles away .
Lauren P
Terrible experience. How do I get my money back? I've emailed you, left my details at reception on the day, tweeted you and my partner has also emailed and you have not answered this request. Do you ever respond to anything but the good reviews that you give yourself?
17 October 2015|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry never tried to get my money back just put it down to a bad day out. It would seem that you have done everything and would just keep on at them as I think its a privately owned house. Only other option is perhaps... More