Grove Ferry Picnic Site
Set along the picturesque banks of the Great Stour River, Grove Ferry Picnic Site is the ideal place to have a picnic, watch the boats drift by and enjoy the wildlife on the river.
Fishing rights were granted during the reign of King Henry II.
The Grove Ferry Boat Club was founded in 1964.
The area took its name from a hand drawn ferry that crossed the River Stour. The local pub, built in 1831 also takes the name The Grove Ferry Inn.
The nearby Grove Ferry Bridge was renovated by Kent County Council in September 2000. This is close to the railway level crossing, the site of a former dismantled railway station.
- Monday to Friday: £1.30 per day
- Weekends and bank holidays: £2 per day
Parking can be paid for in cash or via the pay by phone app.
The parking height restriction for Grove Ferry Picnic Site is 2.4m (7ft 8).
All users, including Blue Badge holders, must pay and display or have a valid season ticket.
Visitors on motorbikes are not required to purchase a pay and display or have a valid season ticket.
- 1 immediately opposite the main site entrance
- 1 as you drive in through the main gates of the picnic site.
This park is managed by the Kent County Council Kent Country Parks team.
There is a lovely play area suitable for ages 3 and above.
Cycling is not permitted at Grove Ferry Picnic Site, all routes are footpaths only.
Flying drones is not permitted at country park sites. This is to keep the public safe (walkers, cyclists, horse riders) and to avoid significant disturbance to wildlife and ground nesting birds.
Please do not fly drones under any circumstance.