Books in the Woods (walk ref 78)

Friday 18 Oct ~ 1:45 PM

Calling all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers! Bring your grown ups for an afternoon of exploring, stomping and free play in the woods at Ashridge Estate, near Berkhamsted. Meet for a story and hot drinks before breaking off to do outdoor activities related to the book, in our fabulous natural playground.

Route Details

Up to 1 mile
1.5 hours
Easy (pretty flat, good paths)


£2 per family, payable on the day

Meeting arrangements

Park at Ashridge Visitor Centre, near the monument, approx postcode HP4 1LX. Check the pinned post at for the exact meet location (weather dependant), or email if you don't have access to Facebook.

Walk Leader

Books in the Woods

Family Friendly

All age of babies, toddlers and children welcome. This event isn't a walk as such, so there is no requirement to walk a certain distance or at a pace, although there is some walking to the area of the woods which we meet in.


Parts of the woods have good paths so may be suitable for scooters and all terrain buggies, but equally depending on weather conditions etc you may encounter some issues!

Further Information

Please dress for the weather and outdoor activities, and bring a mat / picnic rug to sit on. Hot drinks and cake will be provided but do bring any other snacks needed / picnic lunch if you wish. Café and toilets on site.

How to Book

Please join the ‘Books in the Woods Outdoor Playgroup’ Facebook group to find the location, and mark yourself as ‘going’ on the Facebook event.
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Programme PDF

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