Westonbirt Arboretum's fantastic natural resources bring out the child in many visitors - young and old. But we do also have some specific play areas designed especially with our younger visitors in mind.
Come and build, create, discover and imagine as you play in amongst the trees. These booklets have been developed in partnership with the Woodland Trust and provide a treasure of great ideas for families fun!
Exploratree tries to encourage self-discovery, curiosity and spontaneity.
From crawling through a giant trunk tunnel, to sitting in a leafy hammock, our Exploratree play area for children aged five years and under is about providing fun hands-on, engaging activities that connect families with trees.
Natural Play trail
Discover the different play zones hidden amongst the trees of the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood; designed with children aged 5-11 years in mind.
In the Old Arboretum, children can build explorers' dens, balance and clamber over fallen logs, skip along log pathways, plan expeditions in a tree fort and find the mystical troll bridge.
Over in Silk Wood, clamber over a series of giant logs, carved and positioned to look like a mass of tree roots erupting from the ground, explore the Dark Dell and balance along our Tall Tree Trail - as long as one of the arboretum's tallest trees.
Playing through the seasons
We have also developed four seasonal play booklets to download. Each booklet has a variety of play activities that will enable you to discover, create, build and imagine as you explore any woodland.