Family-friendly things to do at Woodchester Park
Come and explore nature with the whole family at Woodchester Park. Whether it's playing lawn games and discovering the nature trail at Tinkley Gate, or exploring the play trail and taking a walk in the park itself, there's plenty to enjoy.
Planning your family visit
- Baby changing facilities are available in the cafe at Tinkley Gate
- Kids menu available in the cafe
- Highchairs are available in the cafe
- The route around Tinkley Gate is grassy and there are several slopes around the site
- The main tracks and paths around the park are hard surfaces with sloped tracks into the park
- Please keeps dogs on leads across the site
Things to do at Tinkley Gate
Try your hand at quoites, see who can build the highest jenga tower or get sporty with a game of badminton. There are plenty of games and activities to play with the whole family on the grassy area around the cafe. You can also get creative drawing your own hopscotch grid or activity path with chalk.
Follow the wooden rounds along the grassy paths and take time in nature. See what plants, birds and animals you can spot, take some time cloud gazing and have fun exploring.
Food and drink
Enjoy everything from hot and cold drinks, ice cream, cakes, sandwiches, pizza and focaccia at the Tinkley Gate cafe. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, as well as plenty of picnic spots across the site.
Things to do in the park
Take a wander from Buckholt car park and explore the play trail that leads around the mansion and Italian gardens. The shapes of the play equipment are influenced by the Gothic mansion, see if you can spot the links when you walk past.
On the surface all may appear calm and tranquil, but behind the scenes we’ve been beavering away to return the park to its 19th century glory.
Discover why an unfinished Gothic mansion stands on what was once the epitome of a country gentleman’s playground and the treasures that lay hidden in the garden for years.