Five Fantastic Fun Walks with Kids!

Looking for a walk that's a little bit different? Something sure to keep the kids happy and entertained? Look no further... the five suggestions below have been picked with fun in mind!

WILDART TRAIL

Pulborough, West Sussex

Unique and totally enthralling trail! Prepare to be mesmerised(!) as you are guided by the friendly Pulborough Giant (a 3D augmented reality (AR) character) and introduced to some local wildlife.

What it's Great For:

* Captivating for children and adults alike

* Original - we'd never done anything like it!

* Fun and educational interactive wildlife quiz 

* Take a selfie with the giant!

* High quality sculptures and way markers

 

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ERIDGE ROCKS

Eridge, East Sussex/Kent border

See incredible giant sandstone boulders (stretching for over 600 m and reaching some ten metres high!) on this unique walk. Suggested route 2 km, but opportunities to extend or shorten.

What it's Great For:​

* Amazing sandstone cliffs formed 20-50,000 years ago!

* Crouch in the same caves that hunters gathered in 6-11,000 years ago

* Lovely shady place to explore on a hot day

 

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KINGLEY VALE

Chichester, West Sussex

 

Designated a 'National Nature Reserve' Kingley Vale is home to a forest of twisted and ancient yew trees, including several that are over 500 years old and one with a trunk that is more than five metres wide! Follow the nature trail through the forest to reach open chalk grassland with superb, far-reaching views. The circular nature trail is approx. 5.5 km, or stick to the forest for a shorter walk. 

What it's Great For:

* Brilliantly way-marked nature trail

* Amazing, ancient, gnarly trees

* Absolutely stunning views across the Chichester Harbour AONB​ (a great picnic spot)!

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BEWL WATER

Lamberhurst, East Sussex/Kent border

 

Bewl is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the High Weald. It's also the largest stretch of open water in the South East. It's a great place to walk with children because the waterside path is flat and well-maintained and there are also a couple of play areas en route.​

What it's Great For:

* Ship themed play area, where children can paddle

* Walk as little or as far as you wish (full circuit 12.5 km!) It's even possible to catch a water-taxi back to the car park! 

* Huge grassy slope overlooking the water - great for picnics!

* Large cafe with views across the water

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BEDGEBURY FOREST

Goudhurst, East Sussex/Kent border

A visit to Bedgebury is a full day out with a huge range of activities on offer. Whilst there are numerous walking and cycling trails here, it is the Zog activity trail (1.8 km) and the National Pinetum trail (3.2 km) that will particularly appeal to children (and families). The mix of woodland obstacles, adventure play areas and spotting challenges will ensure that even the most reluctant of walkers have a brilliant time.  

What it's Great For:

 * Navigate the Zog activity trail. Find familiar characters from the story and complete interesting challenges along the way. There are lots of woodland obstacles and adventure

   play areas en route, which children (and adults alike) will love exploring. 

* Visit the National Pinetum. Follow the way-marked trail amongst extraordinary trees whilst busily hunting for Gruffalo sculptures.

* Explore the unique playground

* Fantastic lakeside cafe and picnic area

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