Opened in 2011, Whinlatter WildPlay is a unique children’s adventure trail. It’s 600m long and takes you through the trees to 9 different play zones.
You can practice your engineering skills and draw water from the stream with an Archimedes screw or use the gravel mover to shift gravel around the pit. Try out the climbing wall and giant timber climbing frame or fly through the air on the log swing. For younger children, visit the fairy kingdom with its secret path and hidden carvings.
The WildPlay Trail map can be downloaded from our downloads area here.
....mountains of play...
As well as the WildPlay trail, there are also two self-led activity trails for children at Whinlatter. Call in at the Visitor Centre to buy your map - both trails start fro just behind the Visitor Centre.
Buy a map from the visitor centre to start your journey and follow Teasel the Red Squirrel around the trail to learn more about Whinlatter's red squirrels. Visit the information points to find the answers to the trail questions and see if you can spot a red squirrel at one of the feeders along the way. Don't forget to go into the visitor centre when you've completed the trail to pick up your Teasel mask! 10p from each map sold goes towards red squirrel conservation projects
Buy a map form the visitor centre to start the trail and see how many animal tracks you can identify on the waymarkers along the trail. From deer to badgers and foxes to red squirrels, the trail takes you on a journey to discover the wide variety of animals you might see in Whinlatter.
The Whinlatter WildPlay trail has been made possible thanks to investment from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), administered by the North West Development Agency and supported by Defra