Going wild in Wightwick's woods

Explore the tangle climb

Gather all of your energy this summer and come along to the Woodland Play here at Wightwick Manor & Gardens.

Disover the Woodland Play

This year there is an extra incentive to explore the far reaches of our grounds - we have new natural woodland scramble equipment to discover deep in the woods.

Come along and explore our new natural woodland play
Wightwick Staff on natural woodland climbing frame
Come along and explore our new natural woodland play

Test your skills

Suitable for young and old alike (youngsters under supervision please!) see the woods from a higher level on our balance log walkway, scramble over the tangle climb and stretch those legs on our stilt walk.

Ask for directions from our welcome team, or see if you can find your own way, winding around the pools and heading up into the woods!

Please note that the tower and seesaw remain closed at the present time for your safety as they would require cleaning after each use. The balance walk, tangle climb and stilt walk are all natural materials though and are safe to use - just take care, keep to social distancing and please be considerate of others.

Other outdoor options

While you are up there, see if you can tick off some of your '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.  Why not try:

  • No. 4 Build a den - who can make the sturdiest hideout?
  • No. 12 Have fun with sticks - can you show people the way back to the pools?
  • No. 18 Create some wild art - make a square frame on the ground using sticks and crate some wild art using treasure from the woodland floor. Take a picture of your creation and share it with us on our Facebook page!