Plenty of room to play outdoors

Bird hide (Wenlock Edge)

There are lots of opportunities for play and exploration at Wenlock Edge, especially around the lime kiln walk which starts from our car park at Presthope.

Natural play trail

Our natural play area is set within our beautiful ancient woodland and includes balance beams, a seesaw, obstacle courses, den-building area and more. Wenlock Edge abounds with wildlife and you can get a closer look at some woodland birds from our bird hide.

For those looking for more adventures, we have children’s events such as shelter-building, scavenger hunt and a wild woods adventure trail. There is one event a week through the summer holidays (always on a Thursday) – no need to book, just drop in.

There are seven self-guided walks, starting from three car parks; Wilderhope, Much Wenlock and Presthope. The wild woods adventure trail takes families around the lime kiln loop.

Den building (Wenlock Edge)
Den building (Wenlock Edge)
Den building (Wenlock Edge)

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾

  • Tick off four events at once on 23 August – bug-hunting, bird-watching, mud-pie-making and fossil hunting
  • Build a den in the dedicated area at Presthope
  • Hunt for fossils and bones – look for 425million year old sea creatures along the Lea Quarry walk
  • Go on a really long bike ride – two main tracks run from one end of the property to the other (6 miles one way, 12 miles there and back)
  • Make a trail with sticks
  • Make a mud pie
  • Go bird-watching: spot nuthatch and greater spotted woodpeckers from the hide near Presthope car park