Let Betteshanger Park be your day out of choice!
The 250-acre park at Betteshanger has miles of traffic-free cycling, muddy mountain bike trails, outdoor playpark, archery, den building, forest school, fossil hunting, geocaching and military fitness plus a range of sensational seasonal events.
Betteshanger is the most important cycling centre in East Kent, with a 3-kilometre road cycling track providing safe, traffic free road cycling facilities. The track is ideal for families with its safe environment for children to ride and also for serious cyclists where training conditions are ideal. There is a further 10 kilometres of mountain bike trails, all of varying difficulty, designed to challenge and excite all levels of cyclist. A range of bicycles and helmets are available for hire.
Betteshanger Park can be easily reached by the A258 and has ample on-site parking. Entrance to the Park is free. However, there is a charge for parking and special events.
Work is currently underway on a new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre and wider Park improvements. The Centre, opening in 2018, will be home to the Kent Mining Museum, new café, cycle centre and conference facilities. The Museum will celebrate the social history and impact of coal mining in East Kent. A Green Energy Centre will tell the story of energy of the future, using solar power and a biomass boiler to generate clean power for the Park and the national grid.