Family-friendly things to do at Winkworth Arboretum
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
- Our play areas have now reopened. Please follow the safety guidance on site
- 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.
Winter Welly Wander at Winkworth Arboretum
Bring the family out for a winter stroll and burn off that excess energy on our Winter Welly Wander. Pick up a trail sheet and play a range of welly-based games that will get everyone rosy-cheeked and smiling. Ask at the welcome kiosk when you arrive.
Saturday 16 December – Wednesday 3 January.
10am - 3pm. £2 per child plus normal admission.
Family-friendly things to do on the estate
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.
'50 things to do before you’re 11¾' at Winkworth Arboretum
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.
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.
Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.
Winkworth Arboretum is a three pawprint rated place. Well-behaved dogs and their owners are welcome to explore Winkworth at any time of year. Find out more about bringing your four-legged friend with you when you visit.
Follow winding footpaths and stumble upon hidden glades and wetlands at Winkworth Arboretum. With more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, immerse yourself in colour and nature all year.
Rest and refuel with a warm welcome in the tearoom at Winkworth Arboretum, serving locally sourced light refreshments and fresh bakes.