Early spring days out with the children at Box Hill

There's plenty to do this spring at Box Hill. Pull on the wellies and get ready to stomp through the woods, swing through the trees on the natural play trail and admire the views.

Adventures for kids

Dress in old clothes and go on an outdoor adventure - run, jump, and explore the woods. Fallen trees are great for balancing on and playing hide and seek. Pick up sticks and make a den or look out for mini beasts creeping nearby.

What to wear


After a bit of rain, Box Hill can get muddy so please wear welly boots and dress for mess. The natural play trail takes you through the woods - the path here can get muddy but is suitable for buggies.


Borrow a tracker pack

Head over to the shepherd's hut to borrow a free children’s tracker pack; they contain spotter sheets, pencils, binoculars and a compass to help your little ones explore the great outdoors. Pick up a free walks guide too, as well as a dog biscuit for your four-legged friend. 

The Natural Play Trail

Our Natural Play Trail is a two-mile level walk and a great chance to play in the woods. The trail can take anything from an hour to a whole day. There are lots of trees and structures to climb on, but be careful, they might be muddy and slippery.

Our facilities

The Box Hill café serves light lunches, snacks, ice creams and children’s meals. We have indoor and outdoor seating. We always offer a vegetarian option, and have gluten free choices too.

There are baby changing facilities in the public toilets and the café has high chairs to borrow. There is outside seating for dog walkers - no dogs inside the cafe please.

Car parking

Is free for National Trust members. Please remember to scan your card to collect a ticket - for every card scanned, we receive a financial contribution from head office which helps us to look after Box Hill forever, for everyone.