Accessibility of Teston Bridge Country Park

At Teston Bridge Country Park combines 32 acres of grazed meadow, river walks, a children's play area and of course the picturesque 14th century Teston Bridge, this country park makes the most of its beautiful natural setting on the banks of the Medway.

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 which are located in the main car park nearest to the visitor centre. These are all hard standing spaces within the car park. There are an additional 23 hard standing car park spaces and 25 grass spaces in the overflow car park.

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.

Paths

There is an easy access path from the car park to the lock area, returning on the same path. The route is surfaced and flat.

View a map of Teston Bridge Country Park (PDF, 755.8 KB).

Play area

Our play area at the far end of the car park. This area is on level ground, with a wood chip surface and surrounded by a fence but can be accessed through a gateway.

Teston Bridge Country Park is working with Playdale to bring exciting new improvements to the existing play area. With funding of £150,000 from a Public Health COVID-19 recovery fund, the end result will be a more inclusive and accessible space for all age groups and generations featuring:

  • a customised play galleon
  • cradle swings
  • new climbing frames
  • sensory features providing texture and sound and ability roundabout amongst many other features.

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 existing riverside walks Teston Bridge Country Park.

Toilets

We have one unisex accessible toilet which is open at all times. This facility can be reached via easy access pathways and does not require a Radar Key to access it. Toilet facilities are available at all times when the park main gates are open.