Activities

Follow the nature trail

​Download the Barnwell nature trail from the opening times and facilities page and discover a bit more about the park's wildlife.

Follow the nature trail

Pop in to the visitor centre

​Open daily and free to enter, the centre has a range of free activity sheets for the children as well as skulls, feely boxes and nature games

Go on the zip line

​The adventure playground in the woods is one of the best zip wires around

Be a hobbit

​Visit the toddlers hobbit garden near the cafe

Be a hobbit

Build a big sand sculpture

​Take a bucket and spade, find 'the beach' on the edge of the Mill Lake and let your creativity loose in the sand

Barbecue by the lake on the sands

​Take advantage of the purpose built barbecue standing next to Mill Lake and cook some food, while your children play in the sand

Feed the ducks

​Grab some corn from the visitor centre and make friends with a duck

Feed the ducks

Join the nature tots

​Education ranger led wildlife activities for pre-school children - see the events calendar for details

Join the nature tots

Orienteering

​Download the free orienteering map from the Opening times and Facilities page and try to locate all the control points and code letters

Do a scavenger hunt

Take the scavenger hunt challenge and see if you can collect all the items listed

Tea and Cake

​Reward your efforts and take in the wonderful view from the Kingfisher Cafe's lake side deck. If you're lucky you may spot one of the park's kingfishers on patrol.

Tea and Cake

Activity Pack

​Download our activity pack for some great ideas for fun nature activities