Things to see & do

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What's on

We've lots of great ideas to help you have a lovely day out. Why not try one of our events? From guided walks to den building and photography, you're sure to find something to suit you.

50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

Have you got your 50 things activity booklet yet? Why not come to Leigh Woods and start ticking off from the list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

Don't miss

Have you seen our dragon bench

  • Our mountain bike trail
  • Our natural play area
  • Sculptures hidden around the purple trail
  • Fantastic views of the Avon Gorge and Clifton suspension bridge

Grazing update

A valuable member of the team

Lily and her friends are now home in Leigh Woods and will remain here into the autumn to help us restore more open conditions around Stokeleigh Camp and the veteran trees.

Boats for communities

The boats have left the woods.

The boats have left the woods.

As the popular art exhibition Withdrawn has come to a close, artist Luke Jerram has donated all five boats of the installation to community groups and worthy causes around Bristol and the South West.

The Seahorse will be become a children’s play area at  Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton. Grey gull will find its new home in the Old Bookshop bar in Southville where it will be cut in half and turned it into a cocktail bar. Jeanne Marie will find a happy home at the Brocksmoor Hotel in Cornwall. The smallest of  the boats, Martha will go to the Victoria Park Primary School in Bedminster, Bristol where it will brighten up their playground, provide an opportunity for role play.
The final boat, Gloria Jean, will become a Pirate Ship feature in the meadows of Iron Acton, a small village in South Gloucestershire. Village organisation, Acton Aid, intend to use the boat as an extension of the local children’s play area as they aim to bring people together from all walks of life.

Mountain biking

Enjoy our mountain bike trail

Enjoy our mountain bike trail

The Yer Tiz trail in Leigh Woods is a blue grade, engaging trail weaving its way through this protected woodland. Leigh Woods supports an exceptional number of nationally rare species of plants, insects, fungi and animals, in recognition of this, the site is a National Nature Reserve, part of the Avon Gorge Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. It is very important to stick to the mountain bike trail and not forge your own path through the woods.

Dark sky discovery

We have been nominated as a dark sky discovery site, one of only three in Bristol. To find out more and to download activities for you and your family, visit the dark sky discovery website.