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Family in the woods at Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight climbing over fallen tree with bluebells flowering.
Enjoy family adventures in Mottistone Gardens. | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Family-friendly places in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Discover the best places to visit with your family around Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, from exploring the magical landscape at Stowe to den-building at Basildon Park.

Spring adventures in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Spring is here! The days are lengthening and getting warmer every week. Let's get out there and run amongst the fresh green leaves, blossoming trees and spring flowers. Connecting children with the seasons at a young age is a great way to build a lifelong love of nature.

A boy and a girl play on a fallen tree at Stowe in Buckinghamshire


Stowe is a vast and exciting playground for children with winding paths, wildlife-filled lakes and intriguing statues and monuments.

Children climb on logs in the natural play area at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire


There's a natural playground for climbing, balancing and make-believe at Hughenden. Children also love the walled garden with its narrow paths for running along and a willow tunnel for winding their way through.

Children playing in woodland at Greys Court, Oxfordshire

Greys Court 

There's a children's play area nestled in the woodland at Greys Court and a walk around the estate is livened with fallen logs for balance-walking. Also look out for the lambs in spring.

A child wearing a straw hat and a pink top is point at a clock as part of an Easter trail

Basildon Park 

With 400 acres of historic parkland, garden and woodland to explore, there are lots of ways to play at Basildon Park.

Children in waterproof clothing running across a lawn away from the camera, clutching trail sheets


Waddesdon's popular woodland playground has been refurbished and there's a brand new zip wire, board rider, swings and roundabout. The Aviary is also a must for children to spot the exotic birds.

near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

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Children in the garden in the springtime with a bed of daffodils to the left at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire.


There are some great walks at Cliveden to get the whole family spending time together in the great outdoors. The Blue walking trail is a great place to start, taking you via the natural Play Trail.

Two children in autumn woodland studying a trail sheet

The Vyne 

Children can explore the outdoors in the natural play area created for very young children just off the Lime Avenue.

Track through gates at Bradenham Estate during the summer

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