A Family Day on Box Hill

Weekends come and go, some weekends we do nothing but every now and again it’s good to get out of the house and let off some steam. I love seeing the girls run around in the fresh air, hide in log pile houses and jump in muddy puddles. We live near Box Hill in Surrey, which is a National Trust beauty spot made famous by Jane Austen – and more recently by the British cycling team.

As the name suggests it’s a big hill overlooking the gorgeous Surrey Downs near Dorking. In the summer it’s the prefect place for a lovely picnic and flying a kite but at this time of year the dramatic landscape and dark woodlands offer a different kind of adventure. To be honest, we tend to drive over more often in the winter months for some reason.

We’re big fans of the National Trust. My parents buy us a family membership every Christmas as a bonus present, which is such a great idea as it literally keeps giving all year round. This must be our forth year as members now and we’re still discovering new and exciting venues for our family weekend (and holiday) adventures.

Here are some of my favourite shots from our recent jaunt to Box Hill. Despite evidence to the contrary, I was there too but hiding behind the camera. On this particular day, we’d decided to take Iris in a baby carrier (as it would be too muddy for a buggy) but I forgot to put it in the car – and we only realised after we got there. This meant Dom had to carry Iris all day and I was in charge of the camera.

Incase you’re wondering, the girls are both wearing coats from Muddy Puddles and wellies from Joules. Lili’s ‘star’ hat is from Gant Kids and Poppy’s bobble hat is from Gap.
life as our little family

I’m also linking up to the #OrdinaryMoments run by Katie at MummyDaddyMe, which has to be one of my favourite blogs!



  1. March 5, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Such gorgeous captures, I think some places are more beautiful in the winter sunshine. Looks like a gorgeous day honey x

  2. March 5, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Lovely photos, I too adore to see my two just running around and national trust is perfect for this x

  3. March 6, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Gorgeous photos of your lovely family. Love the wellies too – Izzie has a top in the same print! Looks like you had a fab time xx #ordinarymoments

  4. March 7, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I’ve never been but so many Surrey based bloggers have recommended it to me on Instagram – I’m in neighbouring Hampshire. It looks gorgeous and like you had a lovely day out #TheOrdinaryMoments and also popping over for #MyFamilylAdventures

  5. March 7, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I haven’t been to Box Hill for years but I used to pretty much live there as a child, such a great place to explore. It looks like an awesome day out! x

  6. March 10, 2017 / 9:38 am

    What a beautiful Photos! Thank you for your sharing!