For families

Winter walks

Explore the woodlands this winter

Explore the woodlands this winter

Winter is a great time of year to go on a family walk. Pull on some wellies and a warm winter coat and you'll have everything you need to explore our woodlands, whatever the weather.

February half-term

Thinking ahead to half term? Our gardens re-open on 14 February and as well as old favourites such as the Storybook Play Den and maze we’ll have a new free spring trail to help entertain the little ones.

There’ll be special events too including our first Wild Wednesday of the year on the 18 February.

Amazing maze

Take on the challenge of our massive yew tree maze and have fun getting lost as you explore the 500m of paths winding amongst 2m high hedges.

Who will be the first to get to the centre?

Storybook Play Den

Let imaginations run wild among all the storybook characters in this special area designed for under 10s. The Doll's House café is right next door - ideal for a cup of coffee whilst the children play.

Woodland Play Trail

A woodland trail with a difference... around every corner you'll find a new place to play and test your climbing, balancing and den building skills.

Our woodlands are open daily.

Outdoor adventures

An outdoor adventure is always around the corner here.

Climb a tree, build a den, make a mud pie and more as you complete our list of not-to-be-missed experiences.

Family events

We've got lots of family events planned for 2015 including our Wild Wednesdays and Cadbury Easter Egg Trails. There's also Mothers' Day, Nancy Astor's birthday party and tree climbing to look forward to.

All the essentials

  • Baby-changing facilities in all toilets
  • Buggies to borrow from the Information Centre
  • Family-friendly cafés with children’s options, high chairs and bottle-warming facilities
  • Pushchair-friendly paths - stop by the Information Centre for a 'step-free' route map
  • Picnic areas, including in the Water Garden, right next to the play area
  • Free seasonal family trails available from the Information Centre