Plan Your Visit


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.

Awbury’s AdventureWoods was inspired by sketches from Studio Bryan Hanes and built in the Awbury’s Secret Garden in 2017.  It features three distinct natural playscapes: The Willows, The Woodlot, & The Weft and Weave

When Can we Visit?

AdventureWoods is closed for the season.*  See you in the Spring!

(*with the exception of private rentals)

Where is AdventureWoods?

Address for your GPS: 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 signs to the Secret Garden entrance.  (Click maps to enlarge images.)

Where do we park?

There is ample free parking on Ardleigh St.

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 for details about renting the space outside of open public hours.

*What if it rains?

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

Families explored, built, enjoyed AdventureWoods at our Discovery Day public opening on September 24, 2017.