Visiting Buscot and Coleshill with your family

Children river-dipping on an organised walk along the Rover Cole, Oxfordshire
Join one of our organised walks along the Rover Cole National Trust / Virginia Haydon

Get outdoors with the family at Buscot and Coleshill and try some of our orienteering trails and 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾​ activities.

Trails coming soon

We're creating three exciting orienteering trails for you to download and try out at Badbury Woods. Use a compass and map to navigate through the trees and find the controls.
There'll be a simple 'white' trail for beginners and more challenging ones suitable for families with older children too. Don't forget your compass.
These trails will be perfect for families with younger children who enjoy a day of gentle exploring outdoors. Bring along your nets for some pond-dipping against the backdrop of the impressive 13th-century monastic Great Coxwell Barn. Or explore inside a tree and make a trail with sticks in Badbury Woods.

Be prepared

Our estates don't have a visitor centre so please come prepared. We recommend downloading your trail before you set off, and don't forget to bring your own compass and pond dipping nets.

50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾​ ​

Set against the backdrop of Great Coxwell Barn, a magnificent 13th-century structure, this is another great place to tick off some challenges. Just down the road from Badbury Hill, come here for pond dipping and more.
Lose yourselves in play in Badbury bluebell beech woods at the site of a former Iron Age hill fort. They are great for den building, tree climbing, compass navigation and much, much more.
Join one of our rangers for some 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾​ fun at one of our organised events. Fun includes damming a stream, making mud pies or catching a fish with a net.

Coleshill map and village guide

Plan your visit by downloading our map of Coleshill village which shows accessible areas and a 30 minute short walk through the fields.