Almond Valley

Stay and Play

There’s acres of space to let off steam. If bouncing is your thing, there’s a choice of the Nutty Bouncer – our giant pillow; an array of trampolines, (cunningly and safely set into the ground); or you might plump for the old school Bouncy Cow.

If you yearn for the open road, the pedal go karts will take you on a shady journey through the woods; hang on tight as the Subterranean Sledges wizz you through the darkness, while the the under-fives can pedal tractors around their own farm yard. Throughout the site you’ll discover many other play features on which swing, climb, wriggle and hide; exercising the body and stretching the imagination.

Even if the sun’s not shining, there’s loads of fun to be had indoors. Morag’s Meadow is a special soft play for three to eight year olds where you can imagine yourself shrunk to the size of a mouse, crawl through the cracks of a dry stone wall, then bounce across the leaves of giant vegetables. There’s also a special soft corner for younger children – play sessions cost £1 for 30 minutes. Flora’s Forest is a separate soft play room; a magical land especially of babies and toddlers.

The Oilshale Adventure Zone is a rough-and-tumble indoor adventure playground for older children (aged 5+) in which you clamber and explore the gloomy corners of an old shale oil refinery. Across in Charlesfield, within the Bones and Stones tent, you can turn you hand to archaeology and unearth skeletons and secrets hidden beneath the sand.