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Family-friendly walks

A woman and young child walk a dog through Plas Newydd garden, following a pathway leading between grassy lawns covered in daffodils and snake's head fritillary in spring.
A family walking their dog at Plas Newydd, Anglesey | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Spend quality time with the family at the places we care for with these gentle, buggy-friendly trails suitable for prams and young explorers. Many walks also include natural play areas for children, habitats bustling with wildlife and woodlands perfect for den building.

Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Discover a walk where legend meets history. Follow in the footsteps of a farmer whose encounter with a wizard led him to underground treasure. Look for a stone circle and signs of old mine shafts that reveal the area's industrial past.Visit Alderley Edge
The Argory, County Armagh
The Argory has many family-friendly walks for you to explore. 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. You could even bring some paper and wax crayons to make some bark rubbings.Visit Attingham Park
Box Hill, Surrey
Explore this 2-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
Head off along 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 created it from fallen trees on the estate.Visit Buckland Abbey
Castle Coole, County Fermanagh
Stroll around the tranquil Lough Coole and you'll spot a variety of wildlife on the lake. This 1-mile nature walk is flat, with gravel pathways suitable for pushchairs and prams.Visit Castle Coole
Corfe Castle, Dorset
Go on a gentle circular walk exploring the historic landscape around Corfe Castle. Take in the views of the castle ruins as well as panoramas of the surrounding countryside.Visit Corfe Castle
A little girl is sitting on her father's shoulders with the house at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, in soft focus in the background.
Visitors exploring the grounds at Stowe, Buckinghamshire | © National Trust Images/John Millar
Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Venture along the woodland path at Coughton Court for a walk that can help you connect with nature. There are wide-open spaces bursting with flowers and trees, and you can play Pooh sticks from the bridge over the river.Visit Coughton Court
Cragside, Northumberland
You'll discover two of Cragside's engineered lakes on the Nelly's Moss lakes walk. This easy, circular trail is home to lots of wildlife. Look out for frogs hopping across the path and herons dipping into the water.Visit Cragside
Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
Ramble through Dyrham's historic parkland on this gentle 2-mile route. Look out for carved wooden animals along the way, as well as archaeological clues to Dyrham's past.Visit Dyrham Park
Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
Head to the dramatic landscape on the Causeway coast and let your imagination run wild. 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
Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Step back in time on the circular route through Kingston Lacy's woodland and along its historic carriage drives. Its gravel pathways also take you past the woodland play area where you can climb through tunnel logs, test your balance skills and spot the tortoise before continuing with your walk.Visit Kingston Lacy
Kinver Edge, Staffordshire
Perfect for families, the woodland walk at Kinver Edge has natural play areas along the way and 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 passes through woodland and parkland and past the Turkey oak, thought to be the largest in the UK.Visit Knightshayes
A family walk through the Sutton Hoo estate, wrapped up in coats on a chilly spring day.
A family exploring Sutton Hoo in Suffolk | © National Trust Images/Robin Pattinson
Nostell, Yorkshire
Go on 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
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 find woodland, the Royal Burial Ground or the valley with views over the River Deben.Visit Sutton Hoo
Tredegar House, Newport
Follow the short circular trail around the edge of the parkland at Tredegar House. The 1-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 boasts 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 walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

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