Discover your wild side at Four Oaks

Children playing on Four Oaks, a natural play area at Knightshayes

Four oaks was created when Knightshayes wanted to give new life into four fallen trees, which were the victim of some of the worst storm damage the National Trust estate had seen since 1987. The play area, which includes a tree house and tunnels bored into the trunks, is great for getting kids exploring nature, investigating roots and climbing the fallen limbs of the trees.



Four Oaks is currently closed for tree works but will be re-opening soon. 

The play area gives kids the chance to tick off No. 1 of the '50 Things to do before you're 11¾' - climb a tree, or make the most of the stunning parkland around Four Oaks and play conkers (No.10), make a trail with sticks (No.12) or make a mud pie (No.13).

Where is this play area?

It sits at the bottom of the drive in the parkland, so is free to access for everyone. There's a car park right next to the play area, with free parking for members.

Making a day of it? 

Then why not pick up one of the seasonal free activity trails and head off around the woodland garden? Just ask at Visitor Reception if you'd like to have a go.