Blickling’s gardens are an ideal natural playground, with 55-acres of perfect hide and seek spots as well as rounders and old-fashioned games to play. Follow the winding paths and the secret tunnels or see if you can find the secret garden.
Find your way through the giant yew tree maze, set your imagination free in the storybook play den and explore the wild woodland play trail. There’s plenty of space at Cliveden for a good run around as well as lots of family-friendly events.
With rope swings, picnic areas, duck racing and plenty of places to try out 50 things activities, Colby Woodland Garden is packed full of family fun. Get wet and muddy in the streams and ponds and go hunting for tadpoles and bugs.
With gardens the size of 28 football fields there is plenty to keep the kids entertained at Dyffryn. Play the world’s biggest game of hide and seek in the garden rooms, or hunt for fish, frogs and newts in the many ponds and pools dotted all around the grounds.
Dyrham’s gardens are perfect for little explorers with its balancing beams, stepping stones, mini maze and a much-loved tractor to play on. Build dens in the wood, or take the Journey of Discovery trail and see what you can find.
Explore the new wild play area at Emmetts Garden and scramble through branches, balance across beams, climb over logs and hide out in the den. Play a game of skittles or giant dominoes on the meadow and relax afterwards with a picnic.
Rowallane Garden is the perfect place to go on a wildlife safari. Ladybirds, butterflies, bees, hedgehogs and much more live here, so search up high in the trees and down below under rocks and you’re sure to find some friendly creatures.
Challenge your senses on Sheffield Park and Garden’s sensory trail. Use the periscope to get a bird’s eye view of the garden, play with textures underfoot on the barefoot stepping stone challenge and replicate the garden’s famous lake reflections using mirrors.
Test out your balancing skills in the orchard play area. Or hunt for the enchanted tree house in this gothic mansion's garden. There's a sculpture trail to follow and a small play area to keep little ones busy while you take a break in the cafe.
Follow willow tunnels or make your very own woodland den in our natural play areas. You can also splash along muddy trails, hang onto rope swings and hunt for treehouses and bug hotels. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas at our places.
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