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If you (and the kids!) love to play then what better place to visit than our woods?

We've play areas, children's activities, and of course all the possibilities of the great wild wood.

So get out and explore these places:

Bushcraft SkillsCardinham Woods, Cornwall

A play area beside popular Woods Cafe ensures parents can relax while keeping one eye on their children, but there is also a barbeque and picnic area.  


Children on a ranger led event building a den.Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

A play area at Beechenhurst Lodge will amuse the children while parents visit the cafe or set up in the picnic and BBQ areas. Year-round the forest provides a wealth of materials for den building and natural play.

Haldon Forest Park, Devon

Take a stroll along the Discovery Trail, which has loads of play features for children, amazing views for parents, and the level well-surfaced trail is suitable for wheelchairs and puchchairs, with plenty of rest stops.

Families at play at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Dorset, New Forest FDMoors Valley Country Park, Dorset

The ever-popular play trail with it's oversized wooden play equipment is an instant hit with children.


Childrens play areaWestonbirt, The National Arboretum, Gloucestershire

The 'Exploratree' play area for toddlers provides hands on fun on a journey through all the parts of a tree! Naturally Playful presents a series of play zones aimed at children aged 5-11 years.

What's of interest

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.