Play Area

Saturday 19 August is Flying Proms. An event ticket is required to visit the site, gates & facilities open at 12.00.

Our Play Area was opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and is one of the first UK Play Research and Resource Centres into Children’s Play. The play area includes special ‘high activity’ units for older children and much of the equipment has been designed for inclusive play to provide opportunities for children whatever their physical abilities.

The Play Area is suitable for children up to 12 years old. No dogs inside the Play Area please.


The catering pod will be available this Summer Holidays for refreshments and delicious snacks.
You will be able to purchase:
• Tea
• Freshly ground coffee
• Cold drinks 
• Ice creams
• Sandwiches
• Cakes
(Payable via cash only, available from Monday 31 July.)

The Play Area is free to use on non-event days – please note that on some event days visitors will be unable to visit it without an event ticket. Please check the What’s On page before visiting.