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7 favourite playgrounds

Wild Woodland, Culzean
Wild Woodland at Culzean
Looking to run off some steam? Here are our 7 favourite playgrounds. Join the National Trust for Scotland today and you’ll be able to explore these places and many more.

1. Brodie Castle

Brodie Castle is home to two fantastic play areas. Enjoy climbing and sliding in the popular adventure playground, or explore the brand-new Playful Garden – home to Scotland’s biggest rabbit sculpture as well as lots of quirky, magical and interactive things to discover.

The Playful Garden at Brodie Castle

2. Culzean Castle & Country Park

Culzean Castle boasts two incredible adventure playgrounds for children of all ages. Unleash your inner adventurer and make your way around Adventure Cove and the Wild Woodland. There are lots of thrilling features to explore, including soaring towers, treehouses, slides, climbing walls, a maze house and zip slides!

Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland at Culzean

3. Newhailes House & Gardens

Weehailes, the new adventure play park at Newhailes House & Gardens, has been specially developed for younger children and is themed on the Newhailes story. Inspire your child’s imagination as they climb, crawl, slide and explore this amazing space.

Weehailes playpark at Newhailes

4. Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Isle Be Wild, the new adventure playground at Brodick Castle, offers an amazing experience for children of all ages. Taking its inspiration from Arran’s rich natural heritage, the playground’s rugged appearance fits into the estate’s woodland area and encourages outdoor adventure.

Isle be Wild at Brodick Castle

5. Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Our brand new Burns-themed play area, Scots Wa-Hey, is perfect for young visitors and is full of fun features. The fantastic new facility includes a mini Burns Cottage, Tam o’ Shanter zip wire, Witches’ Cauldron roundabout and Auld Kirk climbing wall, and makes a feature of the Scots language.

Scots Wa-Hey at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

6. Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Hidden in a wooden wonderland in Aberdeenshire, Drum Castle’s popular playground has lots for children to explore. Explore the willow tunnel, hop along the Snakes and Ladders Trail, and even bash out a tune on the wooden drum kit!

The playground at Drum Castle
The playground at Drum Castle

7. Geilston Garden

Children will love the playground and floral mini-maze at Geilston Garden. Make your own adventures in the wonderful woodland and ‘hobbit hole’ play area, complete with child-sized mushroom table and chairs, and magnifying posts which turn mini-beasts into monsters!

The playground at Geilston Garden
The playground at Geilston Garden

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