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Easter Egg Trail at Box Hill

Today we went to Box Hill to complete our second Cadbury/National Trust Easter Egg Trail.

We have been to Box Hill many times before and all love it there. We especially love the Natural Play Trail, and it is along here that the egg trail is done.

We went fully expecting it to be muddy today so all dressed appropriately, and I am so glad we did! It was even muddier than I expected! My kids love a bit of mud though, so they had a great time!

After the trail was completed and we’d collected our eggs and had a picnic lunch, we went over the Old Fort to blow bubbles and roll down the hill a few times!

If you are local and you’ve never been, you really should go to Box Hill. There are several walks to do, as well as open space to just play and explore. We were there for over 4 hours today and could have stayed for much longer. Every time we go I say we’ll do the Stepping Stones Walk next time, but we’ve still not done it because we gravitate towards the Natural Play Trail. One day, soon, we WILL do the Stepping Stones Walk. We will!

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A Muddy Walk

We needed to get outdoors today. After all of us being ill before and during Christmas, and everything else that goes with this time of year we haven’t really been out, properly, for the best part of a month. It was starting to show! So we loaded up our sandwiches, snacks and wellies and went up to Box Hill.

I love Box Hill. Just 10 miles from us, it is a beautiful place to go for walks, picnics and to have loads of fun! We currently always walk the Natural Play Trail, although I keep telling the kids we’ll do the Stepping Stones Walk .. we just haven’t managed it yet! The Play Trail is a 2 miles circular walk with loads of things to explore and discover along the way. Today we mostly played with, discovered and explored mud and all things muddy! It was great!

Picnic timeMeasuring water depth!Balancing





Floating Leaf Boats

We spent 3 hours walking, playing, discovering, climbing, balancing, floating, jumping, collecting. The kids were shattered by the end of the trail (as were we!). We ended the day with hot chocolate, of course!

Enjoying his Hot Chocolate

Twin Hot Chocolate


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