Box Hill Bugs

At Box Hill Bugs we play outside, learning, singing songs, and engaging with nature. Box Hill Bugs is suitable for children from walking up to 4 years old. Sessions start and finish with the Box Hill Bugs song and each week has a special theme. We don't shy away from getting muddy or rolling around so please dress for mess and come with an adventurous spirit!

'Box Hill bugs are we…in all kinds of weather over grass and heather we don’t mind if we graze our knee…Box Hill bugs are we'

Bugs is about connecting with the outdoors on a sensory and play-based level to instil a love and respect for nature. It's a great social outing for parents, grandparents and carers too, who will often stay on and picnic together, which is lovely to see!

Box Hill bugs
Box hill bugs
Box Hill bugs

Book now for theSpring term:

24 and 25 February through to 30 and 31 March. Six sessions cost £30 per bug. 

Mondays at 11 am and 1.30pm and on Tuesdays at 10am, 11am and 1.30pm. Each session lasts 45 minutes. Please dress for mess!

To book visit:

What to expect:

Box Hill bugs is an outdoor toddler & pre-school group where we go outside whatever the weather!  You and your bug need to come swathed in waterproofs, or let’s hope, sunhats and sun cream and everything in between.  A plastic bag to decamp all the mucky stuff into before getting into your car is a good idea.

Parking for members of the National Trust is free, or £1.50 for the first hour of your visit.  You can join the National Trust at Box Hill - just ask at the shepherd's hut for more information.

Box Hill has an indoor cafe, toilets and baby change facilities on site.

Please note; if you have younger or the occasional older siblings who will be around – we don’t mind them tagging along, if that helps you.

To register your interest or find out more please telephone 01306 878554 or e-mail

" I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for running such a wonderful group. For the two years we have had the absolute pleasure of coming to Box Hill in wind, rain, snow and even sunshine! It really has been the highlight of our week. There are no words that do it justice to explain how much we have treasured it. "
- M; Bug Mum