The playground offers a range of equipment for the young to climb, swing and slide, with a bark chipping base to cushion landings. It’s centrally situated so easy to find and is close to café, shop and toilet facilities in the Stable Yard. It’s next to the Playground Lawn with lots of wide open space to run about and with plenty of benches and picnic tables available too.
New in 2016, the Enchanted Trail is signposted off the main drive, crosses the little stream and winds amongst the trees through some of Muncaster’s hidden corners.
Specially aimed at our smaller visitors, there are woodland dens to explore, stepping stones to play on and fairy doors to look out for. Who knows who may be watching you from their sylvan hiding places?
PLEASE NOTE that following the failure of an essential piece of equipment, the Maze is not currently operational. We apologise for any inconvenience. We are striving to obtain a solution to this technical issue. 23 July 2017
The Meadowvole Maze in the heart of Muncaster’s gardens is particularly aimed at our youngest visitors.
Imagine being a meadowvole – just two and a half inches tall – living in meadowland, where dangers lurk at every turn. It’s no picnic. Here, where the grass is seven feet tall, you’ll find out what life is like for these tiny creatures. You’ll also meet Max MeadowVole who needs help to get home safely. So answer the questions, follow the path and guide him back.
This is not a true maze where you can get lost. Designed for the young at heart it is indoors with areas of darkness which children under 5 may find frightening, so we recommend close adult supervision.
During Halloween week, the MeadowVole Maze changes to the Scary Maze. Dare you enter this Halloween at Muncaster?! Beware, we aim to scare!