Play areas in the North West

Discover some of the best play grounds and natural play areas for kids in Cheshire and Merseyside. It's time for a family adventure!

Young boy building a den with branches in a wood

Dunham Massey

Let their imaginations run wild at Dunham Massey in the epic Log Pile. Build a den, walk the tight rope or play hide and seek in the parkland. And once you've finished, don't forget to treat yourself to something sweet at the ice cream parlour.

Boy looking at the mini beast he has found at Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank

Head to the natural play area at Quarry Bank to learn all about nature through play. Take a look under the logs - can you see any bugs? Look up into the trees - what birds can you see?

Boy on a zip wire

Speke Hall 

Whether you want to get lost in a giant hedge maze, cross the stepping stones in the play area or take to the zip wire, there are great places to play all over Speke Hall. A firm family favourite in Merseyside.

A child walks along a log at a natural play area


Take a walk on the wild side at Lyme's newly-reopened Crow Wood play area. Little ones can run free in this nature inspired playscape, that's just a stone's throw from the Timber Yard Cafe.

Explore the outdoors at one of our great natural play areas

Hare Hill

Hare Hill is loved for its walled garden, but did you know there's a natural play area too? With plenty of room for little ones to run free, and loads of sticks for den building, let the kids get back to nature in this popular play area.

Children exploring the Adventure Playground at Tatton Park

Tatton Park  

Enjoy exploring and testing your limits in Tatton Park's Adventure Playground. With over 30 rides children of all ages are promised hours of fun.

Pick up a range of hot drinks and yummy cakes from the Stamford Cafe...

Grab a bite to eat

We know that exploring our play areas is thirsty work! So don't forget to visit one of our cafes or kiosks to pick up some tasty lunch, sweet treats, and a cup of coffee for the grown ups too.