The result of years of planning and an investment of £150,000, Burton Agnes Hall’s fabulous new woodland adventure playground is now open.
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Approached by a shady path lined with the dwellings of enchanted woodland folk, the natural wooden playground sits in a grassy glade behind the Elizabethan family home and has been designed to complement its ancient woodland setting.
The young at heart will love the double zip wire, tower with twisting tubular slide, nine basket and tyre swings, five-person seesaw, spinning roundabout, and much more.
There’s also a gentler toddler play area and an accessible loo with baby changing facilities. This is all a stone’s throw from the courtyard café serving takeaway coffees, scooping ice creams, and packing up treats to enjoy as a picnic.
Simon Cunliffe-Lister of Burton Agnes Hall, said: “Having spent the past decade in playgrounds with our five young children, we’ve created the perfect play space for children of all ages in an environment as beautiful and relaxing for adults as it is thrilling for children.”
There are also fifteen acres of wonderful gardens to explore, with a yew tree maze, giant board games including chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders and hop scotch; a jungle garden, and a nature garden to spot butterflies, bees and pollinating insects.
The playground, which is open almost year-round, offers hours of fun for the whole family and is included in the gardens admission price or a membership pass.
Gardens entrance (including playground):
Adults £7.00, OAPs £6.50, Children (4-15 years) £4.00, under 4 year olds visit free.
Family memberships are available from £36.75 a year
Facts about Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens:
·Elizabethan home built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith.
·Simon Jenkins, author of ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’, described Burton Agnes Hall as ‘the perfect English house’.
·Elizabethan walled garden, designed and created by the family, previously winner of the HHA Christie’s Garden of the Year Award.
·Courtyard shops including gift shops and café are open daily, 1st April-31st October and 14th November-23rd December, from 11am-5pm.