Things for families to do at Leigh Woods
Leigh Woods is perfectly suited to family days out, and there are plenty of things to see and do to keep everyone entertained. Get to know nature by bug hunting, birdwatching and puddle jumping, and take the family fun trail to bring a little learning to your woodland adventure.
Take the Wild Woodland Adventure Trail
On a visit to Leigh Woods, why not follow Franklin the Fox around the hillfort on this fun family trail?
Franklin and his family have lived at Leigh Woods for centuries so he's got lots of stories to share about what you can see here today.
Along the way, you’ll discover Iron Age settlements, local legends, rock patterns and ponds, plus plenty more.
Get to know nature
Go welly wandering
Rain can be fun, so pull on your wellies and splash through the puddles. Look at how it falls from the sky in long silver ropes. Can you hear it tapping on the hood of your mac?
Discover wild animal clues
There are lots of animals that live at Leigh Woods, so see what clues you can discover during your walk.
Doing this just after it has snowed will be even more special, but even if there isn’t any snow, tracking animals is always fun. Look for footprints in mud, soil and sand, or keep an eye out for other signs such as droppings.
Get to know a tree
The trees here are hundreds of years old and come from all over the world. Get to know them by studying their bark and leaves – maybe even bring some crayons so you can do some tree rubbing.
Please help us to protect the trees by not climbing them.
Learn about the folklore
The formation of the Avon Gorge is the subject of medieval mythology. For example, did you know there were once giants in the Avon Gorge?
Discover the story of Vincent and Goram, two giant brothers who are said to have constructed the gorge.
One legend even holds that Vincent and Goram were constructing the gorge together and Goram fell asleep, only to be accidentally killed by Vincent.
Let Franklin the Fox guide you around Leigh Woods and tell you stories of what you will find along the way
Explore the outdoors at this wildlife-rich woodland playground which boasts running, walking and mountain biking trails, and its own orienteering course.
Discover the rare and threatened wildlife and flora that thrives in this designated National Nature Reserve, including song thrushes and a whitebeam found nowhere else.
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