Ashridge Estate & Visitors Centre

Fun for all the family at this National Trust site.

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Ashridge Visitors Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamstead, Hertforrdshire. HP4 1LT

Ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands, lush meadows and lots of outdoor family fun!

Events and What's at On Ashridge Estate Hertfordshire

 

Ashridge Estate is a 2,000 hectare (5,000 acres) area of the Chiltern Hills with beech and oak woodlands, commons and chalk downlands. These very different landscapes each support a rich variety of wildlife, including carpets of bluebells in spring, rare butterflies in summer and the fallow deer that rut in autumn.

The best way to explore the Ashridge Estate is on foot or by bike. Miles of footpaths and bridleways give you plenty of space to explore, and if you drop into the visitor centre we’ll be happy to share our favourite routes with you. We also have mobility scooters if you aren’t able to explore under your own steam.

A working estate

We took on the Ashridge Estate in 1926 and we manage the landscape as a working estate, continuing 3,000 years of tradition. We use livestock to help look after the diverse habitats on the downlands and our foresters fell timber to ensure the health of the woodland. Keep an eye out for both two and four legged conservation team members during your visit, our human ones will be happy to answer questions on our work.

What’s On at Ashridge

Ashridge Visitors Centre, Moneybury Hill, Berkhamstead, Hertforrdshire. HP4 1LT

For more information visit the National Trust Website


Children’s Christmas Trail
Every Sat & Sun 1st – 30th Dec, 10:00 – 15:00
Bring your children to Ashridge for a festive Christmas trail. There’s a special Christmas gift for every little helper. Come to the visitor centre to start your Christmas adventure here at Ashridge. Follow the special seasonal trail through the woods and collect your own special Christmas gift at the end. Dogs on leads are welcome. Additional dates: The trail is on weekends only except for Wed 26th, Thu 27th and Fri 28th Dec.


Christmas Pudding Walk
Mon 3rd Dec – 7th Jan 2019, 10:00 – 16:00
A self-led walk, following the puddings on this way-marked route through the woodland. The whole family can enjoy this festive walk through a wintery Ashridge. A fun, free trail for all the family.
Not suitable for very small children or buggies, this route is partly surfaced and partly rough so may well be muddy. Dogs on leads are welcome.


Santa Paws walk
Sun 9th Dec. 11:00 – 12:00. £1
Bring your dog and join Father Christmas on a walk around the meadow.
Put on a Christmas hat and hang a bauble from your pet’s lead for this fun, festive walk. Prizes for the best Christmas theme. £1 per dog, pay on the day.


Post-Christmas walk
Thu 27 Dec. 10:00 – 12:00.  Adult £5, Child £3.
Enjoy a scenic post-Christmas walk through the estate.
A gentle, scenic guided walk through the estate to see Ashridge in all its wintery beauty.
Please call the visitor centre to book on 01442 851227 or for more information. Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.


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