Our day on Box Hill


Last Sunday, the sun came out to play and we headed out to Box Hill, in Surrey with Miss Marnie from MamasVIB. Box Hill has long been one of our favourite nearby beauty spots but it now offers even more opportunities for outdoor fun with a new ‘Play Natural Trail’! This circular trail starts and ends at the top of the hill, close to the shop and café, where we managed to park and pick up a free trail map to help us find our way round.

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The fun trail includes a series of stop-off points, where the kids (big and small) can play in wooden shelters, climb bridges, jump across stepping stumps, swing on ropes and balance on logs. Everything on the trail has been made from natural materials and has been built to withstand some serious ‘hard play’. We really enjoyed the trail, the girls excitedly ran from one attraction to another and spent time climbing, stepping and playing at each stop. The trail took us (with all our playing) around 90mins. We then spent some time relaxing, playing and rolling on ‘the hill’.

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As you can see we had a fun day out! The trail and the views are free (although there is a charge of £4 for parking as it’s part of the National Trust), which means it was also a very cheap day out. We will be back soon to enjoy another day on the hill – looking down on the beautiful Surrey Downs.

What Katy Said



  1. September 20, 2014 / 10:47 am

    Aww love Box Hill, I have some fab memories playing there as a child when we went with our London based relatives. that Nature Play trail looks fantastic though, really looking forward to taking Monkey one day! Looks like you all had a gorgeous day, beautiful shots 🙂 xx #countrykids

    • Heledd
      September 22, 2014 / 10:21 pm

      You should, your little monkey would you love it there. We had such a great time on Box Hill. Thanks for commenting x

  2. September 22, 2014 / 9:23 am

    the best of fun and all for £4 you really can’t fault that. I love all your photos of the children together being free and having fun just as kids should. Thank you for sharing a lovely day on country Kids.

    • Heledd
      September 22, 2014 / 4:51 pm

      We had such a lovely day and girls ran everywhere! I agree about kids being free. xxx

  3. September 22, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Not feeling well in the last few days and werent able to go out this weekend and this photo made me want to go out =) #countrykids

    • Heledd
      September 22, 2014 / 4:49 pm

      Oh no. Get well soon and enjoy this beautiful early autumn weather! Glad this made you want to go out xx

  4. September 23, 2014 / 9:07 am

    Wow this looks like a wonderful place to spend a day, absolutely stunning views and pictures. I especially love the wellies off look, my two would be the same. Thank you for linking up to #magicmoments.

    • Heledd
      September 23, 2014 / 11:29 am

      It really is a beautiful place! My two are always taking their shoes off, drives me crazy but that’s what being a kid’s all about I guess – being free and a bit wild.

  5. September 23, 2014 / 11:11 am

    What a neat place! Looks like a child’s paradise. Love the photo of your girls from the back on the hill. #allaboutyou

    • Heledd
      September 23, 2014 / 11:30 am

      Thank you! That’s my favourite picture too xx

  6. September 23, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Looks like you had a fab day! We went last month for the first time and absolutely loved it! Will definitely be regulars 🙂 #allaboutyou

  7. September 26, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place, I love doing thins like this and kids get so much out of it 🙂 #allaboutyou

  8. October 4, 2014 / 7:54 am

    Thanks for sharing that! I haven teen to box hill for years but will definitely be out for the nature trail when the weather is good. If you are local there is a smaller but cute one at Coolings nursery in Knockholt.

    • Heledd
      October 4, 2014 / 7:55 am

      Ooh thanks for the tip, will look into that ; )

  9. October 4, 2014 / 11:31 am

    This looks like a FAB day out 🙂 Love the photo’s too. We love being outdoors as a family; nothing better than wells on and exploring!! 🙂 Great post x x

    • Heledd
      October 4, 2014 / 11:48 am

      Oh thank you!! Yeah us too, the girls love being outdoors and free to run and climb.

  10. October 4, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Wow! How lucky were you with the weather! I do love an Indian Summer! Great photos!! Thank you for joining in with #HappyDaysLinky, hope to see you again next week! x

  11. October 4, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    What a lovely collection of very happy and sunny pictures, it looks like you had a fantastic day. I’m so glad you shared this post as we actually live just down the road in Guildford, so this is somewhere I definitely want to visit now I’ve read about your day! #HappyDays x

    • Heledd
      October 5, 2014 / 6:08 am

      Oh good, I’m glad this post has inspired you to go. It really is a beautiful day out xx

  12. October 4, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    That view is AMAZING. Oh and the babes all wearing red wellies is so cute it makes my heart hurt. Thanks so much for linking up with our #HappyDaysLinky – hope you can join in next week too.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • Heledd
      October 5, 2014 / 6:13 am

      Thanks Jenna! I know, my two have the same wellies and by coincidence so did our little friend. That view, is so beautiful I could look at it for hours. In fact before we had kids my hubby and I would go for picnics up there and do exactly that.

  13. October 5, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    This looks wonderful! And what a beautiful view. Thanks for sharing!

    • Heledd
      October 5, 2014 / 10:03 pm

      Oh thank you! It really was a beautiful day xx

  14. October 10, 2014 / 6:02 am

    What a cool park!

    • Heledd
      October 10, 2014 / 6:24 am

      Yes it’s amazing and free, which makes it even better!

  15. January 18, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Love box hill! Its not far from me, your pics make me want to visit soon. Fab post & pics xx