Colby's natural playground

Climbing trees at Colby Woodland Garden

Making the most of the outdoors is easy at Colby Woodland Garden, just think of it as one big adventure playground.

A natural playground

Clamber across stepping stones scattered in the streams, pick up a free play kit and delve into a water world of pond dipping, dam building and wildlife watching. Don’t forget your waterproofs and wellies!

Let loose on rope swings tied to the tallest trees and whilst you’re there have a go at den building. Once the outdoor abode’s sorted, rustle up something to eat and cook on a campfire… mud pie’s a speciality here.

Follow footbridges, scale logs, and embark on a treasure hunt with a geocaching kit.

Phew, a picnic in the wildflower meadow or a snack in the Bothy Tea-room is a must after all of that.

Enjoy wild play this summer
Cooking on a campfire at Colby Woodland Garden
Enjoy wild play this summer

10 activities every explorer must try at Colby

  • Tree climbing
  • Den building
  • Rope swing fun
  • Bug hunting
  • Geocaching
  • Pond dipping
  • Wildlife watching
  • Campfire cooking
  • Grass trumpet making
  • Play pooh sticks

Ticking off 50 things to do before you’re 11  ¾ really is child’s play.