Visiting White Horse Hill with your family

A small boy runs ascross the grass flying a kite at a National Trust site

Whether it's rising to the challenge of climbing this big hill, or succumbing to the thrill of tumbling back down it, the White Horse Hill at Uffington is guaranteed to leave children breathless.

A big day out

Even on the calmest day, you can always find a breeze to fly a kite. In fact, most of the time you must take care not to take off!
And the sense of freedom and oneness with nature that comes from standing at the top of the hill is second to none. It's got to be one of the best places to challenge a child to climb a hill, fly a kite and then roll back down.
Park up at our car park, and savour the views, as you head out across the fields towards the site of the White Horse.
At weekends from April to October (weather permitting), our volunteers will be on hand in the car park to help you get the most from your visit. Otherwise, download our helpful map of the hill (PDF) before you come.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 adventures

Make sure you complete these challenges during your visit.

No.2 roll down a really big hill

Dare you tumble down the precipitous slopes under the famous White Horse towards the Manger, or would you rather roll down Dragon Hill? This extraordinary hillock is said to be where St George slayed the ferocious fire-breathing dragon. Watch out for the white mark at the top, where it is said that the dragon fell and his poisonous blood has scarred the landscape to this day.

No.7 fly a kite

Feel the exhilarating tug of the wind against the strings of your kite... but watch out you don't take off...

No.25 make a grass trumpet

Make wild music. Blow a grass trumpet and tick it off your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 challenges this year.

No.28 climb a huge hill

Put your best foot forward and climb to the highest point in Oxfordshire. The trig point, which marks 262m, is located between the Horse and Uffington Castle. From here enjoy the best views of this dramatic landscape with its high crest and rippling valley. Then challenge yourself to climb up the side of the Manger to the White Horse or follow in the footsteps of St George and conquer Dragon Hill.
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