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Nature's Playground

Our spectacular natural adventure play area is brimming with imaginative, sensory play. Its bespoke design and joyful handcrafted details makes for a play experience like no other. 

Covering nearly 500m², Nature's Playground is located behind the Core Building in our Outdoor Gardens and is created with nature and adventure at its heart.   

Water play is a key sensory element of the playground, so we recommend that you come prepared for your child(ren) to get wet. 



Boy and girl playing with water coming down a bamboo gutter into a pool

Why play... in nature?

Demonstrating and inspiring positive action for the planet at the very heart of Eden’s mission – play is one way to achieve this.

Through play, children make sense of the world and learn how to thrive within it – physically, emotionally and mentally.

Playing amongst nature helps connect us to its wonders, provoking lifelong curiosity and greater understanding. Research shows that when playing outdoors, children are up to five times more active than playing indoors and use five times as many words.

Two children on swing with giant tree climbing frame sculpture in the background

About our playground's design

Eden commissioned Touchwood to design and build Nature’s Playground. Touchwood are a bespoke playground design company – and specialists in play – who use regenerative and sustainable methods. Sensory play, imaginative play, physical play and inclusivity are considered in every build.

For Nature’s Playground, Touchwood sourced UK Douglas fir, European robinia, UK oak ‘stag-wood’, UK larch, locally quarried stone, recycled rubber grass matting, ‘no-dig’ ground anchor screws, living willow and oak sleepers (from sustainably managed forests).


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