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Play Day at Winkworth Arboretum

7 August is National Play Day. Visit Winkworth for a whole host of fun-filled activities, including archery, bug hunting and the fabulous Wild Craft leaf printing.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On 7 August it is National Play Day, and to celebrate all things play Winkworth will have more fun activities for all the family.

Badminton will be out at the Pavilion of Play, who can score the most points. The Playful Hub will have lots of games and activities for everyone.

Visit out playful stations between 10- 2, to have a go at archery and go bug hunting in Badgers Bowl led by the fabulous volunteers.

How much fun will you have?



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Children of all ages welcome.

Meeting point

Head to the playful stations to start playing.

What to bring and wear

Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, and wellies or sturdy shoes.


The arboretum is planted on steep slopes and hills with steps. Please be aware that paths become muddy and slippery.


Last entry to the arboretum is 16:00

Upcoming events


Summer of Play 

Where jam- packed fun- filled activities are for all the family across the arboretum.

Event summary

20 Jul to 4 Sep 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 46 other dates or times

Winkworth Wild Craft Wednesdays 

Back by popular demand. Winkworth Wild Craft Wednesday's are back, test out your artistic and creative skills.

Event summary

24 Jul to 4 Sep 2024
10:00 to 14:00
+ 6 other dates or times

Autumn Colour Early Morning Photography 

Discover Winkworth Arboretum before normal opening hours, to take wonderous photos of the autumnal colour explosion.

Event summary

15 Oct to 5 Nov 2024
08:00 to 10:00
+ 3 other dates or times