A family day out at Leigh Woods

Boy crawling through the coppice crossing at Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods is a great place to tick off some of your 50 things to do before you're 11¾, whatever the weather. Bug hunting, bird watching and more can be done here as you complete our list of not-to-be-missed nature-based activities.

Natural play 

The woods are a great place to get out and about and explore.

When you visit, keep an eye out for our new natural play trail, created thanks to a generous donation from Bristol law firm, Barcan+Kirby, and grant funding from Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust.

The trail has been created using natural materials and includes a range of activities - including balance boards, hollow logs, a woodland fort and a giant basket swing - which are spread out around the woodland.


Downloadable family trail

On a visit to Leigh Woods, why not follow Franklin the Fox around the hill fort on our fun family trail.

Franklin and his family have lived at Leigh Woods for centuries so he's got lots of stories to tell about what you can see today.

You can download the trail here:

A place to picnic

Why not bring a picnic and make a day of your visit to Leigh Woods?

You can spread out a blanket on the plain or take a seat on the wooden sofa in our picnic area, which was carved by our ranger team.

Remember, Leigh Woods is a delicate site with rare woodland and wildlife, so please make sure you take any rubbish home with you.

Our carved wooden sofa is a great place to stop for lunch
Children eating lunch on the carved wooden sofa at Leigh Woods
Our carved wooden sofa is a great place to stop for lunch