Springhill's wild woodlands

Explore the outdoors at one of our great natural play areas

The grounds at Springhill are open every day from 10am-5pm. Start your adventure with us today

Venture through the woodlands at Springhill and discover a clearing with natural climbing frames, rope swings and dens, mystical creatures and thrones, which will capture everyone’s imagination.

Sophie Atkinson, National Trust Area Ranger at Springhill thinks:

'Natural play is all about children exploring and enjoying the natural environment and here at Springhill we’ve combined natural materials with fixed play elements to create an amazing outdoor play space. Using our own skilled staff and volunteers the play area was created from natural materials such as tree trunks and willow structures, alongside other play schemes constructed from timber products.

Start your adventure today in Springhill's natural play areas
Springhill's natural play area

Children of all ages will be able to get in touch with nature and to create their own stories and games as they play in this natural setting. We hope they have as much fun playing on it as we did making it. We’d love to hear what you think and see some pictures of your own natural creations.'

New for summer 2017

This summer we have some new and exciting activities for little adventurers that visit Springhill.

Little Miss Flossy Britches and Malcolm the Mole have left messages and beastie bags full of exploring equipment for you and your little ones to enjoy a fun packed day following our new nature trail around the wider estate and grounds.

From bug viewing, bird and wild flower spotting to bark rubbing, there really is so much to do and learn. So put down those phones and electronic games and head to Springhill for fresh air and connect with nature this summer. You can collect your beastie bags from visitor reception (limited availability and a small deposit will be required to hire them out)