Play areas in Yorkshire

There are play areas to suit all ages in our woodlands and gardens across Yorkshire. Scramble over a mini version of Fountains Abbey, see how high you can soar in the Queen swing at Nostell, play in the hobbit house at East Riddlesden Hall and conquer the castle folly at Wentworth Castle Gardens. Check out these great places to play this autumn.

Children playing on a large swing

Wilderness play at Beningbrough Hall 

Beningbrough's wilderness play area is home to a giant 7 metre pyramid tower with climbing wall, two slides and a 5 metre swing bridge. You can also fly as high as you can on the swings, practice balancing skills on the logs, and build dens in the 'den zone'.

Wheelchair accessible roundabout in the play area at Fountains Abbey

Playtime at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal 

Stop by the play area at Fountains Abbey - it's just a short walk from the visit centre. It has its own mini abbey to scramble over, tall towers to climb and a zip wire to whizz along. There are swings, a see-saw and a woodland play house for the little ones too.

A family exploring Wentworth Castle Gardens in autumn

Go wild at Wentworth Castle Gardens  

Tune your senses into autumn as you adventure through acres of parkland and gardens. Open your ears to the sounds of nature, watch clouds and wind through a labyrinth. Let off steam in the play area which has a zip wire, slides and swings to enjoy.

Children playing on the zip-line at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

Woodland adventure at Nostell 

A wild adventure is waiting for you at Nostell. The brave can swing in giant cradles, scramble on nets, wobble along suspension bridges and abseil on an obstacle frame. Little ones can use the climbing cottage, horses and bouncy boards, wobble dishes and slippery slopes. There's also a whopping 30 metre zip wire for kids to fly down through the woodland.

Visitors enjoying an autumn walk

Natural play at Ormesby Hall 

Follow the path to the bottom of the garden for woodland play. Explore our safe and nature-inspired space for children to have fun, problem solve and test their agility skills with balance ropes, den building, barefoot sensory paths and stepping logs.

Children playing in the mud pie kitchen at East Riddlesden Hall

Discover a Hobbit House at East Riddlesden Hall 

In the Discovery Garden scientists can hunt for bugs and hide in the Hobbit House, whilst budding chefs can head to the mud pie kitchen to get creative. Young wildlife experts can spy on local wildlife in the bird hide or head down to the lower field for a river walk.