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 summer.

Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

New wooden play equipment with two slides and a rope bridge

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'.

Children playing on the mini wooden 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.

Family walking up to the Sun Monument

Days of adventure at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Whether your kids want to be king or queen of the castle, or just let off steam in the outdoors - Wentworth Castle Gardens has a little bit of everything to keep them busy. Bring your family to explore the adventure play area, race up to the castle folly, or simply find the perfect place to build a den.

Children den-building in the woods

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.

Family playing together in the mud pie kitchen

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 and after all that perhaps it's time to head to the natural play area.