Accessibility at Grove Ferry Picnic Site

Take the opportunity to visit Grove Ferry Picnic Site to enjoy a picnic by the waterside and watch the boats go by – or take a gentle walk along the path and keep an eye out for the wildlife that can be found at home on the river.

If you have other accessibility queries in advance of your visit, please call 03000 41 35 00 or email


There are 2 hard standing allocated disabled spaces located on the right hand side next to the toilet and catering facilities.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can purchase an annual season ticket in advance of your visit for a discounted rate of £8. The annual season ticket gives you access to all of our country park car parks free of charge during the year.

To purchase your season ticket call 03000 41 72 72, and have your Blue Badge number and credit or debit card handy for reference.


We have separate male and female toilets and one unisex disabled toilet which is accessible during park opening times. It does not require the use of a RADAR key.


The park is flat with mainly grass pathways. This may not be suitable for wheelchairs. There are hard standing paths to the boat launch, play area and selected fishing swims (swims operated and managed by the Canterbury and District Angling Association).

View a map of Grove Ferry Picnic Site (PDF, 1.5 MB).

Play area

Our play area includes:

  • wheelchair roundabout
  • nest swing
  • wheelchair accessible toddler climbing unit
  • play ship.

The play area is designed to improve free access to health and wellbeing activities and to stimulate challenging, creative and sociable play. This complements the stunning walks and countryside along picturesque banks of the Great Stour River.


Hot and cold food and drinks are available seasonally. Off peak hours vary depending on weather. Peak hours are 10am to 2pm every weekend between April and October and weekdays during the school summer holidays.


Canterbury and District Angling Association operate and manage the fishing swims including the 2 disabled fishing swims near the car park. For more information visit the Canterbury and District Angling Association website.

Boat launch

We have a boat launch into the River Stour. Access is via a ramped rampway.