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Family-friendly things to do at Winkworth Arboretum

A child holding a baton jumping on grass at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey, with children and adults nearby
Get outdoors at Winkworth Arboretum | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Come out and play at Winkworth Arboretum. Whether you’re joining in with outdoor activities, walking the dog or creating some wild art there’s plenty of fun to be had.

Planning your family visit

  • Natural play area with a fireman’s pole, rope tunnel and mini climbing wall.
  • Baby-changing facilities available
  • Thank you for not bringing your child's bike, scooter or ball games due to the steep slopes and open water on site.
Family members on an Easter egg hunt at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey
Family members on an Easter egg hunt at Winkworth Arboretum | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Family-friendly things to do on the estate

Play area

Winkworth is a great outdoor space in which children can explore nature. Our Tree Adventure area is perfect for children to be active, with a fireman’s pole, rope tunnel and mini climbing wall. It’s built from wood and other natural materials and provides all the inspiration a child needs to have a great time experiencing the outdoors. The play area is open daily.

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There are so many opportunities to experience connecting with nature at Winkworth. Why not start with some wild art? At the arboretum you’ll find nature’s materials on hand to start your creation. Or you could try tracking wild animal signs or making friends with a bug? Don’t let rain spoil your day either, as you can go welly wandering. We’ve got the best puddle jumping to be found for miles around.

4 hot chocolates on a table in winter
Warm up with a treat from the Arbor tea-room | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Tea-room treats

All adventurers get hungry and thirsty, and Winkworth’s tea-room has a range of delicious treats for bold bug hunters and dedicated explorers. There are hot drinks to warm up from the winer chill, while in the summer there are cold drinks and ice creams to cool overheated adventurers. 

Exploring with your dog

A family day out isn’t complete without your canine companions. Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome anywhere in the arboretum. They can sit with you in the large seating area outside the tea-room as well, where we offer a bowl of water so they can enjoy a relaxing drink.

Visitors enjoying the view from the boathouse balcony at Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

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