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 or play in the hobbit house at East Riddlesden Hall. Check out these great places to play this summer.

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.

 Children in a den 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. We've also got a brand new, whopping 30 metre zip wire for kids to fly down through the woodland.

Family picnic and play by the hall

Wilderness play at Beningbrough Hall 

Beningbrough's got lots of open space to enjoy a family day out but be sure to check out the wilderness play area. Swing as high as you can on the swings, practice balancing skills on the logs, see how far you can make it on the climbing frame and dare to enter the 'den zone'.

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 or to discover the grass maze.