Explore the wild play trail

Two girls play on rope swing in Sizergh wild play trail

Head out into Sizergh's woodland trail for hours of family fun. Follow the clues to reach the end, trying the climbing wall, balance beams, rope swing and stepping stones along the way. This natural play area was made by our talented ranger team and is most suitable for ages 3 and up (although smaller children will need a helping hand from a grown up!)

Follow the wild play trail as it takes you through Chapel Wood where butterflies, deer and foxes all live. Ancient trees, unusual fungi and beautiful woodland flowers surround the trail along with a variety of animals hand-crafted from wood - see how many you can spot.

How to get there

Follow Sizergh's driveway all the way up to the car park. As you enter into the car park, you'll go over a cattle grid and on your left is the entrance to the play trail and the first clue to get you started. If you struggle finding this starting point our staff in the Visitor Reception building can point you in the right direction.

Test yourself along the balance beams
Young boy walks along a balance beam in Sizergh's wild play trail
Test yourself along the balance beams

Stop for lunch

Bring a picnic to have on one of the benches within the trail or visit our cafe for light bites, snacks and ice cream when you've finished.

50 things

The play trail is a perfect place to accomplish some of the tasks on The National Trust’s 50 activities to do before you’re 11 ¾ activity list, building a den (number four) especially. There are numerous wooden dens along the route made by both visitors and volunteers from which to take inspiration.

Girl smiling on climbing wall on Sizergh's wild play trail

The play trial is free to explore and is roughly a mile-long loop returning you to the car park. Wellies and boots may be required as the trail can get muddy in wet conditions. Please remember to bring some change as our car park is pay and display, or National Trust members should scan their card for a free ticket. Thank you.