Playtime at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
Head to the all new play area. It’s even bigger and better with a mini abbey to scramble over, tall towers to climb and a zip wire to whizz along.
A short walk from the visitor centre you will find a whole world of exploration in the new play area. There’s a huge new area bursting with challenges for all abilities and room for plenty of imagination too.
Made from sustainable timber and hand-spliced ropes, the new ‘playscape’ has been designed to blend in with the woods around so you can hop, skip and jump from one end to the other underneath the shady trees.
Little ones can discover using touch, sight and sound with chimes, a speak tube, skittles and a ball roll too. There’s things to wobble along, jump over and climb on...you'll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman's poles, a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.
Take a look around...
Let your imagination run wild! Climb the arches of the wooden abbey, discover hidden levels inside the tower, and slide down the fireman's pole.
Bring the family and play all day - there's see-saws, swings, slides and more!
Hold on tight! Mum and Dad won't be able to resist joining in on the zipwire!
There's lots for little ones too! Peek through windows in the woodland house, tiptoe across to the toddler swings or make twinkly music with the chimes.
Little dare devils can climb higher, go faster and play longer than ever before!
Before and after
Flights of Fantasy drew initial plans full of fantastic ideas last Autumn.
Little adventurers can crawl and climb on a mini wooden abbey and a woodland house too.
Out with the old!
The old play area was dug out over two days in June.
In with the new!
The new play area took five weeks to build...
An all new play area
...and was finished ready for the summer holidays!