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 kentcountryparks@kent.gov.uk.

Parking

There are 2 hard standing allocated disabled spaces located immediately opposite the main site entrance and as you drive in through the main gates of the picnic site.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can purchase an annual season ticket in advance of your visit for £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.

Toilets

We have one unisex disabled toilet which is accessible during park opening times. It does not require the use of a Radar key.

Paths

The park is flat with grass pathways. This may not be suitable for wheelchairs.

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

Play area

Our play area will soon be replaced with brand-new exciting and interactive equipment, thanks to funding of £150,000 from Public Health COVID-19 recovery fund. Delivered by contractors Eibe, the play area will include several carefully considered inclusive elements such as:

  • easy access paths
  • access ramps
  • play equipment
  • an extra wide slide
  • an in-ground inclusive roundabout suitable for wheelchairs
  • a trim-trail
  • seesaw
  • low level games
  • plenty of imaginative play with a galleon climbing ship
  • an additional fenced picnic area with seating.

The play area will also be resurfaced with recycled, rubber ‘Wetpour’ safety surfacing. The all-weather, impact absorbing surfacing helps prevent injuries while children are playing.

All of the improvements have been designed to improve free access to health and wellbeing activities and to stimulate challenging, creative and sociable play. The work is due to be completed by the end of May 2022 and complements the stunning walks and countryside along picturesque banks of the Great Stour River.