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Family-friendly walks

Family in the garden at Sizergh with a pushchair, Cumbria
Visitors enjoying the gardens at Sizergh, Cumbria | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

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.

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
Castle Ward, County Down
Create your own adventure as you explore the Secret Shore trail. This short walk is an accessible route that allows all the family to spot the feathered friends that call Strangford Lough home.Visit Castle Ward
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 family enjoying a picnic near the top of Box Hill, with a view of the downs in the background
A family enjoying a picnic at Box Hill, Surrey | © 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
Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire
With an all-weather, out-and-back pathway that's buggy and wheelchair accessible, the Five Knolls wildlife and heritage walk at Dunstable Downs is ideal for families. An important vantage point for people for over 1,000 years, take in the views and look out for the wildlife along the way.Visit Dunstable Downs
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
Gunwalloe, Cornwall
Take a family-friendly circular walk around Gunwalloe, an ideal walk for little legs. The Gunwalloe little legs walk takes in two rugged coves, coastal views and a medieval church, with the option for hot drinks and ice cream available at the kiosk.Visit Gunwalloe
Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire
Explore via the estate track on a one-mile ,family-friendly stroll through the trees to the historic Gibson Mill at the heart of the woodland. The wide, tree-lined route is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.Visit Hardcastle Crags
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
A family in the distance walking and taking in the view of the vast Fal Estuary at Trelissick, Cornwall
A family in the distance walking and taking in the view of the vast Fal Estuary at Trelissick, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/Hilary Daniel
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
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
Sizergh, Cumbria
The Holeslack circular route is an accessible trail that provides a flavour of the Sizergh estate. From ancient woodlands and traditional Westmorland orchards, to historic farm buildings and parklands. This well-surfaced route is suitable for trampers, electric wheelchairs, visitors with limited mobility and buggies.Visit Sizergh
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
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 exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

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