October half-term at Box Hill

There's plenty to do this half-term 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.

School holiday trail

Pick up our school holiday toadstool tiptoe trail from the shepherd's hut (between 10am and 3pm) in the car park to explore Box Hill and learn about the fantastic fungi that live and thrive here. Suitable for all ages.

What to wear


After a bit of rain, Box Hill can get muddy so please wear welly boots and dress for mess. The toadstool tiptoe takes you through the woods and the natural play trail - 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.

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.