Free day out: Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail

You’ll know we love Longshaw Estate. Longshaw Estate is the closest National Trust day out to Sheffield (technically, it is sort-of in Sheffield and has a Sheffield post code!). The best thing is that it is FREE to visit! Yes, free even if you are not National Trust members. It’s a lovely day out in the countryside with fantastic nature play areas and a lovely, magical boggart trail for kids.

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

Longshaw Estate is in S11 7TZ, next to Fox House.

There is a national trust car park, cafe, walking trails, nature play and boggart trail. The landscapes around Longshaw are beautiful. Longshaw is very close to padley gorge, surprise view, mother cap, hathersage, bolehill quarry and many other popular walking destinations in the Peak District. It’s very popular with walkers of all abilities. Best of all, for families there are flat path trails around the whole of Longshaw Estate. It is also wheelchair friendly.

Okay, so now you know a bit about Longshaw… here’s what the Boggart trail is all about!

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

These trail maps can be found at the visitors centre/cafe, but you can easily stumble across the homes on your way around Longshaw.

The boggart trail around Longshaw Estate makes an excellent walk for children. You can do as little or as much as you like, we usually don’t manage the whole trail!

Finding the boggart homes along the route really encourage the tired little feet to keep going.

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

There’s many nature play opportunities along the way including:

twisty trees to climb, stepping logs, bendy bridges, dens, fairy doors, logs and wildlife

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

Homes to find:

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

Boggart Rise

Boggart Den

Boggart View

Boggart Burrow

Boggart Bank

Boggart Hole

Longshaw Estate nature play and Boggart trail: Free things to do in Sheffield with kids

 

More things to do at Longshaw Estate:

  • Second Thursday of every month is Ranger Tots at Longshaw. “Mini explorers and intrepid tots and their adults are invited to take part in fun outdoor activities at Longshaw”. Drinks and fruit provided, £3 per child.
  • Visit Padley Gorge – very popular picnic spot in the summer!
  • Explore the new woodland path.

Another great free toddler trail:

How To Find Enchanted Forest Trail at Greno Woods, Sheffield - Trips With A Tot

 

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