Shorne Woods Country Park

Managed by: Kent Country Parks


Brewers Road
DA12 3HX

Telephone: 0300 333 6488 


Opening times:

9am to dusk or 9pm (whichever is earlier) Closed Christmas day

Parking: Pay and display, Monday to Friday, £2
Weekends and bank holidays, £2.50
Free parking for season ticket holders
Coach parking is available.

Public transport: Yes, visit Traveline.

Park summary

One of the most popular country parks in Kent, Shorne Woods Country Park offers everything you need to spend a day enjoying the great outdoors.

About the park

The site includes the eco-friendly visitor centre and café, a sensory garden, orienteering, fishing lakes, a trim trail and picnic and play areas – not to mention to 288 acres of rolling woodlands, wetlands and meadows that can be explored via a variety of waymarked trails.

A lot of effort has gone into making the park as accessible as possible – electric ‘Tramper’ mobility vehicles are available for hire, while there’s a special horse riding and cycle path route around the site.

There are a number of other colour-coded waymarked trails too, ranging in length from the 1 mile Easy Route to the 6.2 mile Darnley Trail that also takes in the nearby Jeskyns and Cobham Hall sites.

Hosting educational programmes throughout the year, Shorne Woods offers lots of opportunities to learn about the nature and wildlife at the park. It is one of the few places in South East England to provide Forest Schools.

With a unique space and meeting room for hire, Shorne Woods Country Park is also an excellent venue for everything from business meetings and workshops, to birthdays and club meetings.

Map of Shorne Woods Country Park (PDF, 310.3 KB).

Additional park information

Visitor centre

1 November to 31 March, 11am to 4pm.
1 April to 31 October, 10am to 5pm.
Closed Christmas Day.

Coach parking (must be booked in advance)

£5 a day off-peak (Mon-Fri outside of school holidays)
£10 a day peak (weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays)

Call 0300 333 6488 to book a space.

Horse-box customers may wish to park at Cyclopark during peak periods, as it's often very difficult finding space at the park, unless arrival is very early.