Winkworth Arboretum's Tree Adventure
A brand new Tree Adventure for children has opened here at Winkworth. Tucked away among the trees, this wonderful wooden structure takes its inspiration from the natural environment, fitting into the woodland in an organic way which is in harmony with the existing landscape.
March 2020 update: Please note the Tree Adventure and natural play area are currently closed. The garden remains open for you to enjoy, while observing social distancing measures.
The Winkworth Tree Adventure is made up of two main multi layered platforms which are connected with a rope bridge and rope tunnel, providing an adventure for children of mixed ages and abilities. Older children will be able to play alongside their younger siblings, each engaging with different elements of the structure.
Exploring the tunnel
Climb like a monkey down through the chunky rope tunnel which goes all the way from the highest platform, right down through the trees to the ground.
Linking it together
Each platform is joined by wooden ladders, bridge, steps or climbing frames, so that children can clamber up into the heady heights of the tree tops.
Twirl down through the tress
Whizz down the fireman's pole to the ground and then clamber up the climbing wall ready to do it all over again.
Its features include a climbing wall and fireman’s pole, providing stimulating and exciting ways for children to come and go, whilst developing their motor skills, coordination and balance and encouraging imaginative play.The wooden structure will age and harden over time, becoming increasingly harmonious with the surrounding trees and plants. It provides an addition to the Natural Play Area, which was unveiled in 2017 and has proved to be a focal point for families visiting the Arboretum.
The area is surrounded by wooden benches, made using oak trees from the Arboretum, which have fallen in the wind. They were handcrafted by a member of our gardening team and are designed as a restful place to sit and relax whilst watching your children play. The Tree Adventure has been made possible by a substantial donation from a National Trust member and regular visitor to Winkworth Arboretum. The generosity of our donor will help children develop a love of trees at an early age, providing the gift of a personal connection with nature.
If you’ve never visited Winkworth Arboretum before, or if you’re a regular visitor, this is an ideal chance to come and discover something brand new.