Top 10 Walks in the UK for Young Children

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With temperatures heating up and the relaxing of local travel restrictions on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start planning family walks dotted around the UK, so that you’re ready to go when it’s safe to do so!

With a foldable Pottiagogo travel potty packed away in your bag or car boot, you’ll be ready to enjoy a long family walk anywhere in the UK without worrying about where your child can go to the toilet...I know, if only there was an adult version!

Check out the list of our top 10 UK walks for children below:

Roundhay Park, Leeds

Known for its pram friendly qualities, the walking routes at Roundhay Park are particularly suited to preschoolers. There are plenty of things to see and activities to do along the adventure trails at Roundhay too. From water fountains, ponds, play parks and even a train, Roundhay Park is a crowd pleaser that shouldn’t be missed!

Rushmere Country Park, Bedfordshire

You may have spotted Rushmere Country Park and its marvellous herons on BBC Countryfile, but it’s not just the exceptional wildlife that this country park has to offer. You’ll be spoilt for choice when picking a walking route at Rushmere as it is spread across 400 acres of woodland, heathland and meadows providing you with lots of learning opportunities for the children and breathtaking views for all the family to enjoy!

Rushmere Country Park, Bedfordshire

Colin Glen Forest Park, Northern Ireland

If your little one is a fan of the Gruffalo, this is the perfect destination for your family! With an enchanting trail that allows them to search for Julia Donaldson’s famous characters from the Gruffalo and Stick Man, it’s not to be missed. It provides a full sensory experience and they’ll even get their very own Gruffalo book and certificate at the end of the trail to keep forever, along with the family memories you’ll have made!

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, Hampshire

Be on the lookout for deer along this 2.7km loop trail situated within New Forest National Park in Lyndhurst, Hampshire. With an accessible trail for all levels of walkers, it is perfect if your family is looking for a gentle stroll to enjoy on a long summer’s day. Its forests are perfect for inspecting bugs too, so don’t forget to pack a couple of magnifying glasses to marvel at bugs amongst the leaves and tree trunks!

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, Hampshire

Crystal Palace Park, London

Nestled in London, Crystal Palace Park is full to the brim with attractions for all the family. From its iconic dinosaur statues to a children’s farm and fishing lake, it offers something for everyone. Download a leaflet on Crystal Palace Park here and add a visit to your summer to-do list! 

Hamsterley Forest, County Durham

Hamsterley Forest offers the ultimate city escape. With plenty to do for both children and adults, it is the perfect place to explore. With 4 walking trails, 4 cycling trails and even 2 horse riding trails it is an outdoor haven perfect for a family adventure.

Cotswold Water Park, The Cotswolds

If you fancy making a splash on a warm summer’s day, Pottiagogo suggests you check out Cotswold Water Park. Along with several kilometres of picturesque walking paths, the Cotswold Water Park has water activities such as inflatable rides, swimming and canoeing to choose from. This park is perfect for an active family that thrives off adventure!

Kelburn Castle & Country Park, Ayrshire

With a multi-coloured 13th century castle, Kelburn Estate in Ayrshire is the perfect destination to inspire and engage young children. Flamboyant designs are splashed across the castle walls to make it a memorable delight for your child’s eyes. Added bonuses of waterfalls and a Secret Forest and Sculpture trail along Kelburn Glen makes it a must for a family day out if you’re visiting Ayrshire!

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Hiking up Snowdonia with a young family wouldn’t come recommended, but there are family friendly ways to enjoy the marvellous mountainous scenery that Snowdon in north Wales has to offer. The Snowdonia Mountain Railway offers the best of both worlds. It offers a family friendly way to enjoy Snowdonia National Park whilst allowing for a little bit of walking and a fun train ride to the top too! And, if you have your Pottiagogo travel potty packed and nature calls at the summit, what a novelty that would be to think back on in years to come!

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

London Wetland Centre, WWT , London

The London Wetland Centre is an urban wetland area that is full to the brim with wildlife and plants that help to sustain a healthy ecosystem. Accessible from the centre of London it is an amazing family day out for active minds both young and old who love to learn about our environment and how to protect it. At Pottiagogo, we appreciate the importance of caring for our environment too, which is why we use biodegradable potty liners with our Pottiagogo travel potty.

We hope this blog has inspired you to visit new family walks throughout the UK; safe in the knowledge that no matter where you go, your child will be prepared when nature calls, so long as you have your Pottiagogo travel potty!

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