AdventureWoods is a natural materials playground space, inspired by sketches from Studio Bryan Hanes and built in the Awbury’s Secret Garden in 2017.
What is a natural materials playground?
It is a mixture of structures, paths, and loose materials that invites families to play in nature.
This innovative, sustainable playscape engages children in creative, imaginative, and active discovery. Kids are free have fun and learn, experiment and discover, all while exercising and enjoying the outdoors.
AdventureWoods features three distinct natural playscapes:
When can we visit?
From Spring to Fall, AdventureWoods is free and open to the public:
Wednesdays from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM* and
Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM**.
*Please note: during summer camp (June 17-Aug 2), AdventureWoods hours on Wednesday will be 3:00 – 6:00 PM rather than 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
**New for 2019: join us for extended hours on five Second Saturdays – June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, and October 12th – from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
It is also available by special arrangement and for rentals. Please contact Branda at email@example.com for more details.
Where is AdventureWoods?
It is located in the Secret Garden at Awbury Arboretum, while includes more than three acres of enclosed space.
Directions: Please park on Ardleigh St and follow signs to the Secret Garden entrance. (Click maps to enlarge images.)
What do kids do in AdventureWoods?
They play in nature! You and your guests are free to wander the Secret Garden and creatively engage with the structures and materials.
How much does it cost?
Admission during open public hours is free!
Looking to host a party in AdventureWoods? Please contact Branda at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about renting the space outside of open public hours.
What if it rains?
Please note that AdventureWoods will be closed if it rains.
Where do we park?
There is ample free parking on Ardleigh St.
Families explored, built, enjoyed AdventureWoods at our Discovery Day public opening on September 24, 2017.