Playgrounds in the Midlands

Playing outdoors is an important part of growing up. Many of the places we look after have purpose built playgrounds and natural play areas where children can safely run around and let off steam.

Enjoy natural play areas with the National Trust

Belton's outdoor adventure playground 

Let their imagination run wild in Belton's outdoor adventure playground throughout the year.

family at Calke Explore, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Enjoy outdoor adventures at Calke Explore 

Find lots of opportunities to explore the outdoors at Calke Explore, open all year round.

Child on zipwire

Explorers wood at Shugborough 

Head through the walled garden, into our play area and let your imagination run wild.

chess, play, outdoors

Discover our playgrounds at Dudmaston 

Children can let off steam in the Orchard play area or down in our woodland play park in Gerard's Wood. Big kids allowed.

Explore the tangle climb

Going wild in Wightwick's woods 

Looking to burn off some of that summer holiday energy? Explore our Woodland Play here in Wightwick's grounds

Bogart view at Longshaw

Natural Play at Longshaw 

Do you want to try orienteering, follow the boggarts or search for northern hairy wood ants on one of our family trails? Or just play wild in your own ways, exploring worlds within worlds, or clambering over boulders? Either way, the time to adventure is here!

child on the firemans pole at croome

Playgrounds at Croome 

Have fun in our natural play area and RAF themed playgrounds.

A family play hide and seek behind trees in the parkland at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Natural play at Croft Castle 

Get your kids closer to nature at Croft with ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do all year round, from building a den to creating some wild art.

Young boy carrying a large stick through the woods

Play at the Clent Hills 

Balance on logs, jump hurdles and make your own adventures through natural play on the hills