|Calling all young adventurers!
Test your head for heights and explore our exciting children's woodland adventure play area with its tree house in the sky, high level walkways, rope ladders and zip-wire. It's great fun!
New for 2015 - a special area for toddlers. Full information will be published here shortly.
Opening Times 2015
29th March - 31st October open every day 10am-5pm.
Entry to the play area is free of charge. Car parking charge of £2.50 to park in Holkham Park applies. In the event of bad weather this play area may be closed.
The recommended age range to use the main area is 5-12 years and there is a minimum height requirement of 105cms. Children under 5 years or under 105cms will enjoy our toddlers' area. All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.All persons use this facility at their own risk. Please ensure suitable footwear is worn and do not allow children to climb from the platforms onto the trees. Light refreshments are available at the 'Bat Box' kiosk which is open only on high days and holidays. No food or drink, cycles or dogs are to be taken into the play area.
How the Project Evolved
The team behind building the project had to schedule time into their plans to carry out a number of wildlife surveys before any kind of construction work could start on site. A comprehensive survey revealed there were seven species of bats living in the wooded area chosen including a colony of the rare Barbastelle Bat. Work was carried out to ensure the important habitats of the bats were maintained and the construction of the play area had to be scheduled into a narrow time frame between the bat's breeding and hibernating seasons. With such valuable research, we plan to use all the knowledge gained after the wildlife surveys, to encourage more scientific studies and educational opportunities for children visiting the park.