About tickets and booking
Yes, please click HERE to see our specific Covid-19 FAQ document
Indoor play opened on the 17th of May in line with Government Guidance. We ask you to follow all current guidance including wearing a face covering indoors for anyone over 11 yrs (unless exempt) and keep a safe 1-2 metre distance from others. Please ensure your children wash hands/sanitise before entering the indoor Den, before & after playing on the equipment. We have fresh air circulation, limited numbers and cleaning between play sessions.
Yes you must book online. We always advise that you pre-book to avoid the queues and to guarantee your entry at peak times
When you buy a ticket online you’ll receive an order confirmation email that includes your unique Booking Reference Number and a barcode.
You can then either print this ticket, or use your smart phone to present the bar code at the William's Den information desk, where your ticket will be scanned to permit entry.
If neither of these options are available, you can always make a note of your booking number so we can enter it into our system to find your booking.
Tickets are only valid on the date for which they were purchased and we regret that refunds cannot be offered in the event of cancellation or non-attendance.
Tickets must now be purchased in advance rather than at the Welcome Desk to comply with Government Guidance and Test and Trace
For any questions about your booking or your visit please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01430 472230
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About your Visit
The play equipment enables children to play at height and is made of natural resources including wood, rocks, sand and water. Please bring suitable outdoor clothing, including footwear, a change of clothes and a towel should children fully partake in the play opportunities and get wet.
William’s Den has a fantastic restaurant called The Kitchen Table, where the wood fired pizzas are not to be missed! We've created a delicious menu to appeal to both children and adults using wholesome ingredients locally sourced where possible. As well as fabulous food and ice cream, the restaurant is fully licensed so grown-ups can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with their meal too.
Visitors to William’s Den can also enjoy The Wrap Shack, which serves barista style coffees, speciality wraps, hot drinks, ice creams and yummy snacks for those inside The Den and playing outside.
Yes – you are more than welcome to bring a picnic to eat outside - but no glass please. Please note that we don’t allow your own food or picnics to be eaten in the The Kitchen Table restaurant or any of the indoor play areas and please, no BBQ’s or open fires on site!
We don’t allow dogs unless they are special assistance or guide dogs. Please do not leave your dog in cars unattended.
We think that children between 2-12 years old will get the most out of William’s Den adventure play.
Pre-schoolers can also enjoy our play areas, we have lots of sand and water play as well as mud kitchens. The ideal time for little ones is when the bigger kids are at school. Monday, Thursday & Friday mornings (Term Times) are perfect for them.
We are a family visitor attraction so always encourage everyone to join in and have the best day ever!
Of course! But please only take photographs of your own group out of respect for everyone else. We would love you to tag us in your photographs on social media @williamsdenplay or hashtag #wdplay where we can share a selection of the most fun pics!
Parking at William’s Den is free of charge, and we have an overflow car park too.
We’ve built William’s Den as a family attraction and baby changing is an important part of that! We have several family loos, all of which have a baby changing table.
We also have a "Changes Places" loo with height adjustable changing bench & hoist for older children and adults with disabilities should you need it.
You are very welcome to breastfeed your baby whilst you are with us. If you would like a little more privacy, please ask one of our team and we can try to find you a quiet place.
Yes! William's Den is about giving you and your family an invitation to play together.
There’s something for everyone at William’s Den, and we want the grown ups to enjoy The Den as much as the children.
William's Den is a place where you can make the most of your precious family time together.
It's been created by the nation's top play experts to challenge children and adults to climb, explore and try new things. We actively encourage you to enjoy it with them!
Our experts recognise that play happens everywhere and all the time. Children have a natural instinct for play and if we are feeling sufficiently inspired, we do too!
Whether in 'The Den' or outside, our outdoor adventure play and landscaped area is a great place to join in with the kids. Or you can just relax and take in the stunning views across the Yorkshire Wolds. From here you can enjoy our scrumptious homecooked food with all the facilities you need close by.
Should you not wish to purchase a ticket to enter the indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, we offer free access to other public areas (*from the 17th of May when restrictions have eased). *The Kitchen Table restaurant, The Shop, and our loos.
Please note that adult supervision is mandatory at William’s Den. We really want you and your family to enjoy the experience together, however, there's a minimum supervision ratio of one adult to five children, (should all your party not wish to enjoy The Den and the outdoor adventure).
At William's Den, all children must be accompanied by an adult and adults must be accompanied by at least one child too!
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw