New play areas coming to Kingston Lacy

a picture of a play area

We're creating new play areas for families at Kingston Lacy – one in the Kitchen Garden and one in the woodland.

What is happening?

We've commissioned Flights of Fantasy (, a custom-made play equipment company, to design two new play areas. The first will be in the Kitchen Garden next to our café trailer and takes inspiration from the structures and stories of the Kitchen Garden.

The second play area will enhance and replace elements of the play area in the woodland. It will have very natural-based play that encourages children to connect with nature.

What will the play areas look like?

Here are some pictures to whet your appetite!

a drawing of a play structure
a drawing of a new play area
Drawing of a swing

When will this happen?

We appreciate that neither play area is looking its best at the moment – the Kitchen Garden equipment was removed for safety reasons, and much of the woodland play area is also being removed because of safety concerns.

Please bear with us as we work on the new plans. We hope to have these new play areas installed in late June / early July 2022, ahead of the summer holidays. These timescales are dependent on planning permission being granted.

We hope that you and your family will enjoy what is being designed and look forward to welcoming you to Kingston Lacy soon.