Ashridge Estate | Day Out With The Kids

Ashridge Estate

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

  • People walking dogs at Ashridge Estate in Berkhamsted
  • Family on woodland walk at Ashridge Estate in Berkhamstead
  • Ivinghoe Beacon and Duke of Bridgewater Monument at Ashridge Estate in Berkhamsted

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Ashridge Estate's website
01442 851227

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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.


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

Bridgewater Monument:

Adults: £2.50

Kids: £1.50

National Trust Members: Free

More Information

Weather policy

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

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed!

Clothing requirements

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

Guest suitability

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.

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.

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Eating information

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.