From April through October 2024, AdventureWoods will be free and open to the public during the following times, weather permitting:
❦ Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
❦ Sundays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

What is a natural materials playground?

It is a mixture of structures, paths, and loose materials that invite families to play in nature. This innovative, sustainable playscape engages children in creative, imaginative, and active discovery.  Kids are free to have fun and learn, experiment, and discover, all while exercising and enjoying the outdoors.

Awbury’s AdventureWoods was inspired by sketches from Studio Bryan Hanes and the built-in Awbury’s Secret Garden in 2017.

It contains two distinct natural playscapes:

  • The Willows features fairy tables, willow circles, and a log playhouse.
  • The Woodlot features large logs made from felled trees from Awbury Arboretum and is used for playing, building, climbing, and sitting.

Where is AdventureWoods?

The entrance address is 6060 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, PA 19138

AdventureWoods is located in the Secret Garden at Awbury Arboretum, which includes more than three acres of enclosed space.

Directions: Please park on Ardleigh St and follow the signs to the AdventureWoods gate.  (Click maps to enlarge images.)

When can we visit?

Awbury’s AdventureWoods are open from April through October with the exception of private rentals.

Please note that AdventureWoods will be closed for public hours if it rains.