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Play Trail

Bring the whole family and join in a free and easy day of fun with balance bikes, volleyball, badminton, sack races and more. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the views or take a walk through the wildflower meadows.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

During the summer holidays, we will be setting up games and sporting equipment on the grassy seaside fields on the Whitehaven Coast for all to enjoy. If you've never picked up a badminton racket or played a game of volleyball, we will be on hand to help you and your little ones get going.

With the wildflower meadows putting on a show against the blue seascape, this is the perfect backdrop for a fun filled day with the whole family. Set up a blanket on the grass to relax between games and see how many butterflies you can spot in the tall grass. We look forward to seeing you there!


The basics


Suitable for the whole family

Meeting point

Meet us at the Haig Car Park, CA28 9BG Grid reference: NX966176 what3words:///trend.player.lows

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather forecast. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting muddy. This event will still go ahead in light rain showers.


There is step-free access and pushchair friendly paths from the car park all through the trail. Some elements will be in the meadow so will involve going over mown rough grassy tracks. The surface of the path is compacted crushed stone.


Please leave your pet at home for this event.

Contact info

Whitehaven Coast Ranger

Upcoming events


Industrial heritage of the Whitehaven Coast guided walk 

Brought to you by the National Trust for the Festival of Archaeology and Heritage Open Day. Take in the views and learn about the particular history of the area on a guided walk along the Whitehaven Coast trail.

Event summary

16 Jul to 10 Sep 2024
09:30 to 11:30
+ 1 other date or time

Lend a hand days - Bulb Planting 

Drop in any time between 12-3pm to lend Ranger Chris a hand with planting spring bulbs to brighten up this stretch of coast and provide nectar sources for pollinators.

Event summary

29 Oct to 30 Oct 2024
12:00 to 15:00
+ 1 other date or time