A young visitor using the climbing frame

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Woodland Playground

Open 10am-5pm, Wed-Sun

Winding through the trees, our Woodland Playground makes the most of the natural surrounding environment and provides plenty of year-round fun for our younger visitors.

  • please maintain social distancing while using the playground
  • hand sanitiser is provided in both the upper and lower playground areas. Please use this before beginning play, and on leaving the area
  • hand washing facilities are available at The Stables, and there is a water tap on the front of the Woodland Café
  • it’s not possible to set limits on user numbers for each piece of play equipment, or to staff each area of the playground. We do therefore ask you to use your own judgement and common sense while using the playground

Located under horse chestnut, ash and sycamore trees the playground is sheltered from the heat and rain providing the perfect backdrop for outdoor playtime.

For the little ones there are a number of play structures to have fun with from swings to seesaws, all on soft bark. For those who prefer gentler play there is a birds nest swing at the top of the playground.

The more adventurous or older children can fly across a seated zip wire or clamber over the climbing frames.

Access to the woodland playground is included in your grounds tickets so be sure to make time to include it in your visit.

Our very popular large green slide, having provided thrills to young visitors over the last twelve years, has sadly come to the end of its life.

We are currently designing a brand new structure and slide for this location, and we hope this will be installed later in 2020.

Apologies for the disappointment, and we hope you will come back to experience our new slide.


Rainy day activities

Don’t let the rain stop you from visiting and having fun, we’ve lots to keep you occupied until the sun starts to shine.

See all our wet weather activities>