Adventure Playgrounds

Your kids want excitement and adventure…they want to swing off ropes, climb monkey bars, become captains of ships, or rulers of castles and so much more, that standard playgrounds may not offer!

They’re also great places to go to during school holidays where your kids want to be doing something new every 5 minutes – well they can get out and enjoy their time at a fantastic adventure playground! With loads of amazing adventure playgrounds across the UK, you’re bound to find one perfect for your little explorers and we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites!

The Best Adventure Playgrounds

Weston Park – The Forest Friends

This fun outdoor adventure playground has everything your kids will love. From swings and slides to cargo climbing nets to climb on, a climbing wall, ground level trampolines, a nest and log swing, a big sandpit that also comes with sand diggers! How amazing is that – they’ll get really stuck in with some exhilarating adventures. 

But that’s not all, at almost 40m, they have one of the longest zip wires in England! There are also magical creatures to find in the park using the Forest Friends of Weston Park app…can you find them all?

Info & Pricing

  • Location Weston-under-Lizard. Staffordshire. West Midlands. TF11 8LE
  • Price Under 4s Free. Child (4-14) £5.50 and Adults £9.50
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Stanwick Lakes

Adventure is out there! Stanwick Lakes has a playground built of wood and surrounded by a moat, your kids can feel like they’re rulers of a kingdom. There’s also water play with streams, lakes and water wheels! The park also has an outdoor adventure trail where your kids can climb rocks, over a rope bridge, swing on ropes, balance on beams and zoom down the zip wire! 

But wait…don’t forget about the assault course! A challenge for kids and adults alike, test your strength and agility on a giant structure with tunnels with a rope and monkey bar challenge! An assault course that will have you tackling tunnels, tyres and cargo nets. Bring a change of clothes, because it could get messy!!

A fun-tastic adventure playground for children!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Stanwick. Wellingborough. Northamptonshire. NN9 6GY
  • Price Parking charges apply
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Markeaton Park – Mundy Play Centre

An outdoor adventure playground that provides a space for all kids to find the adventurer in them! With a toddler area with swings and a slide, to a play area for older kids with large swings, slides and a spider net to conquer their climbing skills. There’s also a pirate ship that the children can climb on, which is suitable for disabled children too. 

And if the kids want something more than that…there’s a nine-hole mini-golf course, a paddling pool, bouncy castles, car tracks and more!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Markeaton Lane. Derbyshire. DE22 4NH
  • Price Free
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Play Bradford

An adventure playground area that aims to improve the lives of children and young people with sustainable play opportunities. With their Big Swing – all children are able to play with stimulating adventure sessions, whether it’s playing on the biggest swing in north England, climbing spider nets or a jumping tower! There are also two inground trampolines, a 50ft zip wire and some of these play areas have been adapted so kids of all abilities can have fun! What a wonderful outdoor adventure park! Rain or shine, your kids will have a blast!

Info & Pricing

  • Location 452 Harrogate Rd. Bradford. West Yorkshire. BD10 0EU
  • Price Free
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The Web Adventure Park

The Web Adventure Park is for both kids and families to play together! There’s something for everyone, whatever the weather – you can play in the indoor or outdoor adventure parks, splash about in a water play area, get up close and personal to some cute animals in the petting zone and there’s even a baby sensory zone!

There’s also a fairground for those kiddies who love a thrill!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Clifton Gate Business Park. North Yorkshire. YO32 2RH
  • Price Child (1-3 years). Child (4-15) £6.50 and Adults £5.50
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Bennets End Adventure Playground

An outdoor adventure playground that offers SO much! Your kids will get so much to play with, whether it’s wooden climbing frames, zooming on the zip wire, playing table tennis, table football, pool table or even on the skate park! There’s so much to do, so little time… you could even make multiple trips in the summer holidays! 

Parks are out and adventure playgrounds are in!

Info & Pricing

  • Location Rant Meadow. Hemel Hempstead. Herts. HP3 8EQ
  • Price Free
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Hackney Adventure Playground

A place prioritising children with specific requirements and disabilities. An adventure laid out for them to provide a fantastic day outdoors. Young people within the local communities are also welcome – but priority is given to the former.

The playgrounds offer soft play, zooming zip wires, calming sensory rooms, exhilarating rope swings and climbing frames and there are also tree houses to play on! Whether they want to tackle their inner explorer or have a calming day in the sensory area, there’s something here for them.

There are a few other adventure playgrounds of this kind in London, which are listed here: 

  • Lady Allen Adventure Playground – Chivalry Road, London
  • Chelsea Adventure Playground – Royal Hospital grounds, London
  • Hayward Adventure Playground – Market Road, London

Info & Pricing

  • Location Spring Lane. London. E5 9HQ
  • Price Free
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Heartlands Cornish Heritage & Culture

An outdoor adventure playground that radiates Cornish folklore and has the best play equipment! Like the custom-made wooden climbing structure called The Giant’s Trap! With subterranean tunnels, a shipwrecked boat, funnel slides AND a ‘sandy beach’ area with diggers – your kids are going to have a whale of a time on board the ship. 

It surely stands out as one of the most exciting adventure playgrounds.

Info & Pricing

  • Location Pool Redruth. Cornwall. TR15 3QY
  • Price Free
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Hever Castle

The Tudors Tower Adventure Playground at Hever Castle is an enchanting place where your kids can be the rulers of their kingdom. With a 9m tall wooden castle (which is bigger than a 4 bedroom house!), it also comes with its own moat, drawbridge and 3 turrets…so your kids really are king or queens of the castle. 

The kids rule this castle and can slide down the fireman’s pole to escape those who have taken the castle under siege! Climb down the rope wall and venture through the tunnels on their pursuit through the castle and emerge out from the fireplace in the Castle. There’s even a secret dungeon! 

Become rulers of the castle here

Info & Pricing

  • Location Hever Castle & Gardens. Kent. TN8 7NG
  • Price : Under 4s Free. Child £9.95. and Adults £15.85.
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Castlewellan Forest Park & Peace Maze

Down in the woods you’ll find a new play structure called Animal Wood. It’s designed for 4-11-year-olds and provides ample opportunities to play on the wild woodland animals! Including a badger in its den, a red squirrel and even a…giant spider!! 

As well as those, there’s a wooden play structure with a tower, where the kids can climb the climbing wall, slide down the fireman’s pole and trample over the rope bridge onto a hollow tree stump slide! With so much fantastic, wild fun to have at Animal Wood – they’ll tucker themselves out and be ready for a hearty dinner.

Info & Pricing

  • Location 6-8 Burren Walk. Castlewellan. County Down. Northern Ireland. BT31 9AF
  • Price £5.00 per car
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The Land

An adventure playground that’s a little…different. It’s made of junk…but totally safe! The Association of Voluntary Organisation in Wrexham helped build this junk playground which is the 8th coolest playground in the world! The kids play with hammers, climb trees, build dens, light fires and much more! This junk yard adventure playground, allows the kids to take risks, cooperate with each other…it was even the subject of a documentary called The Land by Erin Davis!

Info & Pricing

  • Location The Opportunity Centre. Hampden Wy Acrefair. Wrexham. LL14 3US
  • Price Free
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Fort Douglas Adventure Park

Climb through wooden structures, rope walls, zoom past on zip wires, explore the turreted treehouses, whizz down slides and climb through a freestanding metal tunnel! Crane your heads up to look at the magnificent wooden structures and feel the excitement pump through you as you become eager to play!!

This is the place where kids can run free, explore, imagine and create fantastic memories. 

Info & Pricing

  • Location Country Park. Dalkeith. Scotland. EH22 1ST
  • Price Child (0-2) free. Child (2-4) £4.50. Child (5-12) £5.50. and Adult (13+) £2.00
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These are just a few of our favourites, but there are plenty more to find! If you’re stuck for ideas because it’s raining or your kids want to have some splashing good times at either indoor or outdoor inflatable water parks!

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