Ashridge Estate | Day Out With The Kids

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Ashridge Estate

  • Berkhamsted
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

On a sunny day a stroll in the park fits the bill, but why not up the ante with stunning panoramas from Ivinghoe Beacon right up to the Bridgewater Monument? Introducing Ashridge Estate; a glorious country escape.

Bring your dog, bring your bike - you can even bring your horse! The estate is nestled in the chalk downlands and ancient woods of the Chiltern Hills. You’re free to explore a network of footpaths and bridleways, many of which are wheelchair/ pushchair accessible. Seasonal changes transform the landscape so no two visits are typically the same with dense carpets of bluebells in the spring, to the rich rosy shades of the autumnal leaves.

During your visit remember to keep eyes peeled for the local wildlife, including the likes of red kite and the often elusive fallow deer. You can also discover loads about the local environment - including the Iron Age and Victorian remains that litter the park - with a variety of interactive games in the Visitor Centre’s Discover Room.

  • Walking, bike and bridleway trails
  • Spot local wildlife like red kite and fallow deer
  • Beautiful views of the Chiltern Hills



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Opening hours

The estate opens Monday to Sunday 10:00, and closes at 16:00 November - March, and 17:00 April - October

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Pricing

The wider estate is free of charge (donations welcome).

Bridgewater Monument:

Adults: £2.50

Kids: £1.50

National Trust Members: Free

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LT, England

Phone number

01442 851227

Map

Website

Click here to visit Ashridge Estate's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

The Brownlow café (not National Trust) serves daily specials and warm and cold breakfast/lunch options. Open 08:00 - 16:00 in the Winter, and 08:00 - 18:00 in the Summer.

Yes, Ashridge Estate is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Certain footpaths are surfaced and suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Please check in at the Visitor Centre and a member of staff will be able to point you in the right direction.

Yes, Ashridge Estate have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Pets are allowed!

Additional Info

Weather

In the event of extremely high winds the estate will be closed.

Clothing

As Ashridge is an outdoor site, it is recommended you wear clothing and footwear suitable for an outdoor walk along varied terrain.

Public Transport

Limited bus service with a stop at the bottom of Monument Drive (intersection with B4506). Tring rail station is a 1 3/4 mile walk from the estate but travels through footpaths and unsurfaced tracks.

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