Great places to climb a tree

'When I climbed up and looked down, everyone else looked like mice they were so small. I liked the fact that you could hide and see the house from inside the tree.’
Jessica, age 8.

Child walking through the heathland Brownsea Island

Climb a tree on Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island is made for adventure, the free tree climbing trail is a great way to explore the island.

Children playing in the woodland at Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Climb a tree at Dinefwr Park and Castle, Carmarthenshire

Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales is a National Nature Reserve, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, and home to many trees worth climbing.

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex

Climb a tree at Hatfield Forest, Essex

Hatfield Forest is the best surviving example in the UK of an almost complete Royal Hunting Forest. Where better to find the perfect tree?

Children sitting on a tree branch at Rowallane Garden, County Down, in October

Get to know a tree at Rowallane, County Down

Rowallane’s gardens are a mix of formal and informal spaces. Its trees range in ages, size and colour. How many trees will you get to know?

A girl hugging a tree trunk

Climb a tree at Speke Hall, Liverpool

There are so many trees to climb at Speke Hall - with woodland areas, wildflower meadows, open fields and orchard. You’ll also get a great view from the top of a tree.

Children sitting in a tree on a sunny day at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Climb a tree at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead has some of the tallest trees in the UK. Come and get to know them, and discover what insects they are home to and what seeds or fruit they bear.

Children climbing trees in the grounds at Wallington, Northumberland

Get to know a tree at Wallington

There is something for everyone on Wallington's 13,000-acre Northumberland estate - including some fantastic trees to get to know.