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Bluebell Walks in Buckinghamshire for Families

Bluebell Walks in Buckinghamshire for Families

Bluebells traditionally start appearing from mid April through to May, they really are a stunning sight and a lovely way to spend a morning with the kiddies. We’ve got a handy guide to some of our favourite places to go for a bluebell walk in Buckinghamshire and just beyond. Please check ahead with your chosen bluebell venue to make sure the flowers are out before travelling as times vary from year to year.

 

Cliveden National Trust

The woods at Cliveden provide a beautiful backdrop to the stunning bluebell display. Park up in the Woodland Car Park and follow the path through the woods up towards the main house. It’s about a mile if you walk the full way back to the house. Once you’re there you can enjoy the great family facilities including a maze, children’s play area, pond with bridges and stepping stones and cafes. This is also where you’ll find the bathrooms and changing facilities.

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Wendover Woods

Wendover Woods is a great place to take kiddies in Spring to see the bluebells. It’s very family friendly with lovely woodland trails, a café, adventure playground and fitness trail. In April / May the bluebells come out in force and provide a stunning backdrop to your family stroll. Don’t miss the Highway Rat Trail which is currently at Wendover and a big hit with children.

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Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted

Widely considered to be one of the best places to see Spring bluebells in the country, the woodland at Ashridge is transformed into a bluebell wonderland in late April to early May. In order to maintain and protect these stunning wild flowers there is a small charge at peak times to enter the woodland. The dates affected will be Sat 28 & Sun 29 of April, Sat 5, Sun 6 and Mon 7 May. The charges of £3 per adult and £1 per child will only apply between 10 am and 4 pm – all other times entrance will be free. National Trust members won’t be charged.

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Little Linford Wood, Milton Keynes

4.5 miles north of Milton Keynes you’ll discover Little Linford Wood. Part of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, it’s a haven for wildlife and little ones will love spotting all the birds, insects and maybe even a Dormouse. In Spring this is a great place to come and check out the beautiful bluebells in the woodland.

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Hughenden Manor Bluebell Trail

Bluebells line the drive and nestle amongst the woodland and parkland at Hughenden Manor, the wooded slopes offer the perfect setting for these spring flowers. While you’re there don’t forget to take the kiddies in to explore the impressive manor house itself. Once home to Benjamin Disraeli, there’s even a children’s bedroom with old clothes and toys and then make your way to the secret underground area where map making happened during World War II and the bunkers where little ones will marvel at the typewriters and ration books. Add in a restaurant and lovely gardens and you have the perfect day out.

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Finemere Woods, Aylesbury

8 miles north west of Aylesbury lies Finemere Woods. Home to birds, bats and butterflies this is a great place to head out for a family walk, especially in late April to early May when the woodland becomes carpeted with beautiful bluebells.

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Rushbeds Wood, Bicester

9 miles south east of Bicester in Buckinghamshire is Rushbeds Wood. In Spring you’ll find a lovely display of bluebells, great for a weekend stroll with the kids. As well as a wealth of wildflowers, Rushbeds is also home to a fantastic selection of butterflies which children will love looking for and spotting different species.

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Warburg Nature Reserve, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

This is a hidden wildlife gem nestling in the Chiltern Hills with a nature centre, picnic areas, toilets and baby changing facilities. There’s loads of wildlife to be seen and beautiful walks through woodland and grassland. In spring the woods are awash with carpet of stunning bluebells. Children can also take part in a Nature Detectives Trail which as well as being lots of fun is also free! Head to the Interpretation Centre to pick up your special backpack.

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Bluebell walk at Greys Court, Henley on Thames

A Little Ankle Biters favourite, just over the border into Oxfordshire, is Greys Court. The Spinney Woods at Greys become home to a carpet of bluebells from April time (weather dependent). There will be marked out paths for families to follow, as well as a beautiful stroll this is quite a sight to witness. Greys also has stunning walled gardens as well as a den making area and children’s play area in the woods. There’s a café and bathrooms with changing facilities.

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We hope you found this post useful. For other ideas on days out with the kiddies, click here.

 

 



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