Grab your activity list and begin your '50 things' challenge
Croft's natural play area is a great place to start your '50 things' challenge and enjoy some wild fun at the same time. Built and designed by our rangers using Croft wood and funded by all of our supporters who visit us, the play area is open every day with the castle.
Designed for children aged 7 years and older, it features rope swings, rope bridges, climbing frames and balance beams. There's also a natural picnic area for parents to watch their little ones play and some smaller stepping stones and trails to follow for younger children.
Our talented ranger and his team of volunteers have recently built and installed a stage, complete with drum kit and glockenspiel, in the natural play area; perfect for your little performers.
Bring along your adventure scrapbook or pick one up from visitor reception and get closer to nature with '50 things thing do before you're 11¾'. There's plenty of activities to do all year round at Croft and our natural play area is the perfect place to get started; make friends with a bug, create some wild art, get to know a tree, build a den and lots more.
Located not far from the Carpenters tea-room, it is a popular favourite for local families and is set deep within a part of Croft's countryside. Easily accessible and open from 10am, every day that the castle is open, you'll have to allow for plenty of play time as you won't be able to tear them away.