Places to play outdoors near you

Splashing through streams, crashing along muddy trails and peering through the branches of a woodland den - there’s nothing quite like playing outdoors. We’ve picked some of our favourite play areas to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

Faily enjoying a tree swing.

Family fun at Killerton 

Killerton is the perfect place for a family adventure. Keep your eyes open for signs of spring and the summer to follow as little and big legs enjoy parkland and garden.

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

Discover your wild side at Four Oaks

Knightshayes Four Oaks play area is a new natural space for kids to get wild and in touch with Knightshayes.

Girls opening a fairy door at Baggy Point

Free family fun 

Family activity packs can be borrowed for free from the National Trust car park hut at Baggy Point, Croyde, or you can download them here.

Children playing on logs

Family fun 

Whether it's running around in the natural play area at Dunster Castle, ghost hunting in the Crypt or following the family trail, there's plenty to keep little (and not so little) ones busy.

Child hula hooping

Family fun at Castle Drogo 

From the Bunty House to spotter sheets, we've got lots to keep your little ones entertained.

Children in mud brownsham

Brownsham Wild Play Area

Do you lead a group or just love getting outdoors and active with the family? Find out more about Brownsham's Wild Play Area.

A young woman and child on the Mother and Child statue in Greenway garden

Fun for families at Greenway

Find out about all of the fun things for families to do at Greenway this spring. From trails to tennis, there's plenty to do every day, and over the holidays the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt takes place every day.

A boy running along a path in the garden at Coleton Fishacre

Family fun at Coleton Fishacre

There's lots to keep your little-ones entertained, from playing in the wild play area to completing the spotter trail in the house. During the school holidays there are Wild Wednesday events, where kids can complete some 50 things to do before you're 11¾ activities with the rangers.

Children playing in the wilderness at Arlington Court

Outdoor adventures at Arlington

With beautiful woodland walks, wild play areas and secret den building sites, Arlington is a great place to get outdoors and play.