The natural play area at Winkworth Arboretum
Nestled amongst birch trees and without a plastic slide in sight, the natural play area at Winkworth stands ready for afternoons of tree-mendous adventure. With fun features for all ages, it's a brilliant way to stimulate children's imaginations and encourage enjoyment of the natural environment.
The play area was designed by a local scout group and is built using sustainable British oak and robinia. The structures follow the organic forms of their materials to create quirky features such as a chunky branch den and a staircase carved into a huge fallen oak trunk. Each feature is linked, combining a natural climbing frame, wobbly bridge, balance beam, rope bridge and more to form a varied and adventurous trail.
The natural play area is open during the arboretum's normal hours, and can be found by following the track opposite the toilet block.