October half-term at Box Hill

This October half-term, head to Box Hill for fresh air, lots of open space to run around, scoot or ride as well some magnificent 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.

Pick up our school holiday bat trail from the shepherd's hut in the car park (suggested donation of £1 per trail please) to explore Box Hill and learn about our nocturnal creatures. There are two trails available - one for children aged 3-5 years, and the second for children aged 5+.

What to wear


After a bit of rain, Box Hill can get muddy so please wear wellie boots and dress for mess. The bat trail takes you through the woods - after heavy rain it might be slightly harder to push a buggy.


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.

There are baby changing facilities in the public toilets and the café has high chairs to borrow.