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Family-friendly walks

Family walking in the garden in autumn at The Argory, County Armagh
Family walking in the garden in autumn at The Argory, County Armagh | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Spend quality time with the family on an outdoor adventure at the places we care for. Find gentle, buggy-friendly trails suitable for prams and young explorers. Many walks include natural play areas, habitats bustling with wildlife and woodlands for den building.

Alderley Edge, Greater Manchester and Cheshire Countryside
Discover a walk where legend meets history. Follow in the footsteps of a farmer whose encounter with a wizard led to underground treasure. Look for a stone circle and signs of old mine shafts that reveal an industrious past.Visit Alderley Edge
The Argory, County Armagh
The Argory has many family-friendly walks for you to explore. You can follow the River Blackwater for a chance to see kingfishers or head down an avenue of lime trees to find the oak plantation.Visit The Argory
Attingham Park, Shropshire
Take a stroll along Attingham's Mile Walk to find trees from ancient times and distant lands. Why not bring some paper and wax crayons to make some bark rubbings?Visit Attingham Park
Box Hill, Surrey
Explore this two-mile level woodland walk with activities ranging from tree climbing to den making. The trail can take anything from an hour to a whole day, depending on what you get up to along the way.Visit Box Hill
Buckland Abbey, Devon
Start off on the red route at Buckland Abbey and you'll be greeted with a natural play area. Complete with balance beams and climbing logs, rangers and volunteers have created it from fallen trees on the estate.Visit Buckland Abbey
Corfe Castle, Dorset
Go on a gentle circular walk exploring the historic landscape around Corfe Castle. Check out views of the castle ruins as well as panoramas of the surrounding countryside.Visit Corfe Common
A family walking in the garden in autumn at Knightshayes, Devon
A family walking in the garden in autumn at Knightshayes, Devon | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Venture into the woods at Coughton Court and pause to play a game of Pooh sticks on the river bridge. With wide-open spaces bursting with flowers and trees, this walk can help you connect with nature.Visit Coughton Court
Cragside, Northumberland
On the Nelly's Moss lakes walk, you'll discover two of Cragside's engineered lakes. This easy, circular trail is home to lots of wildlife. Look out for frogs crossing the paths and herons dipping into the water.Visit Cragside
Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
Families can let their imaginations run wild with the dramatic landscape on the Causeway coast. The Giant's Causeway Green Trail is buggy-friendly and fenced off from the clifftops, so the whole family can roam free. Please note that you'll need to book your Visitor Experience ticket before you start the walk.Visit Giant's Causeway
Kinver Edge, Staffordshire
This woodland walk is great for families, with natural woodland play areas leading to far-reaching views from the hillfort. Finish off with a visit to the Rock Houses.Visit Kinver Edge
Knightshayes, Devon
Take the whole family, including the dog, on a peaceful walk around the circular route at Knightshayes. The trail will lead you through woodland and parkland and past the Turkey oak, thought to be the largest in the UK.Visit Knightshayes
Nostell, Yorkshire
Take a circular stroll through Nostell's parkland to the 17th-century Obelisk Lodge. Discover a series of interconnecting habitats, including pockets of ancient woodland, traditional grazing pasture and wildflower meadows.Visit Nostell
Family walking towards camera along path flanked by autumn trees
Family exploring the garden in autumn at Tredegar House, Newport | © National Trust Images/Aled Llywelyn
Plas Newydd House and Garden, Anglesey
This short trail around the grounds at Plas Newydd is suitable for all ages. Grown-ups can take in the views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait while the kids play in the treehouse and adventure playground.Visit Plas Newydd
Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Take a tranquil walk around the lakes and temples at Stowe, spotting wildlife as you go. There are several pebbled alcoves for the kids to explore along the way.Visit Stowe
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
Pick up a story quest trail and help young Anglo-Saxon warrior Edwin on his adventure. Depending on which path you choose, you'll explore woodland, the Royal Burial Ground or the valley with views over the River Deben.Visit Sutton Hoo
Tredegar House, Newport
This short circular trail will take you around the edge of the parkland at Tredegar House. The one-mile, level walk offers a calming escape from the city for all the family.Visit Tredegar
Trelissick, Cornwall
Walk through historic parkland, along an oak-fringed creek and over a timber-framed bridge to reach the fort and 18th-century quay at Roundwood.Visit Trelissick and Roundwood Quay
The Vyne, Hampshire
The Vyne’s circular woodland walk includes views of a serene lake and fields. Before reaching the woods you’ll discover wildlife-rich wetlands and a spacious bird hide, where you can spot feathered residents nearby.Visit The Vyne
Visitors at the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

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