Woodland Play Area

The Bath Skyline Woodland Play Area is based in a lovely woodland setting, in a former quarry in Claverton Down, two miles south of Bath.

We worked with Combe Down Primary School to explore ways to bring a place to play in the woodland. The children of Class 3 in 2013 helped with our aim to design a play area that kept the existing natural feel but added ideas they would love to try.

The pupils played an active part in helping to build the new play structures, and loved being able to use tools. 

At the Woodland Play Area you'll find a complete course of stepping logs, wobble beams, traverse ropes, plus a walk on see-saw, wooden hop-skotch, a winding woodland walk, den building area, and of course a rope swing. There's also a knotched log, knotted ropes and the stunning Guardian of the Woodland who now looks over the site and all who play there.

The Woodland Guardian at the Skyline play area

The play area comes alive with laughter and enthusiastic shrieks most weekends and school holidays, and there’s always a great atmosphere during Wild Wednesdays (School holidays February to October).