Go wild on the wild play trail
Open all year round, the trail takes you into the depths of Chapel Wood where buzzards, foxes and deer all roam. Ancient trees, unusual fungi and beautiful ground flora surround the trail along with a variety of animals hand-crafted from wood, so keep your eyes peeled!
At the top end of the car park you will find a path that takes you to the beginning of the trail and the first clue to get you started. If you struggle finding this starting point our staff at reception will point you in the right direction.
Along the way you’ll have to be brave as you hop along tree trunks (top marks for not touching the floor), balance across wooden beams and crawl through tunnels. Be sure to read every clue to reach the rope swing at the end.
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.
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.