Visiting Abinger Roughs and Netley Park with a family
Leave town life behind and let the kids enjoy the freedom of the Roughs. Visit throughout the year and you’ll be sure to see something new and experience a special family day out.
Let the kids lead the way
Climb and play in our natural play area
- Be adventurous, be brave - can you balance and walk along our logs? Try not to wobble...
- Be strong - can you step across our stepping stones or climb to the top of our log ‘castle’?
- Be curious - hide inside our den or build your own - can you spy any crazy creatures? Look for mini beasts in our log pile too.
- Stop for a quick snack or bring a tasty picnic and have a ‘wild party’. Remember to take your litter home with you.
Young wildlife detectives
Join our 50 things adventures
We’ve many fantastic trees for you to climb. Pick one that has strong branches and that you can reach from the ground. See how high you can climb – what can you see? Don’t forget that you’ll have to climb down too...
No.4 build a den
Go deep into our woods and discover fun spots for hiding (old trees and leafy bracken), There are lots of sticks and twigs to build with too.
No.11 go on a really long bike ride
Bring mum and dad and cycle along the leafy path at the foot of the North Downs.
No.12 make trail with sticks
Pick up sticks and use them as arrows to make a trail that twists and turns around trees and over logs. How long can you make your trail?
No.22 explore inside a tree
There are many old trees on the Roughs, some over 200 years old. Look inside the hollows and see what you can find. Do any bugs live there?
No.24 go on a walk barefoot
Kick of your shoes in the open glade and feel the prickly grass between your toes.
No.31 hunt for bugs
Follow our many paths - there’re lots of creatures to hunt for; butterflies, caterpillars, beetles and spiders. Remember to leave the bugs where you find them, safe near their homes.