Indoor Adventure Play
The Den is the stuff of childhood dreams. We’ve brought the outdoors in so you and your adventurous children can play whatever the weather.
The Den is a unique natural play space - housed in a cleverly designed, eco-friendly barn with enormous picture windows and fantastic views of The Yorkshire Wolds. It’s for children from toddlers to tweens and grown-ups too.
Your kids can splash around in the Stream or cross stepping stones under the Rainmaker. They can slide into the Sandpit, swing under the Glade, look out from the Tree House, climb the Hollow Tree or play hide and seek in the Eagle’s Nest.
You’ll be able to watch red kite soaring high in the sky, hares chase across the fields and the Yorkshire Wolds change colour with the seasons from inside The Den.
Talk about connecting to nature, you can’t avoid it. If you play late in the afternoon, you’ll catch the best sunsets ever!
Your kids will love getting messy & wet so remember to bring a change of clothes and a towel too.
DESIGNED FOR PLAY
The Den was created by renowned experts in play & skilled craftsmen who used sustainably sourced wood from the UK, including from our own woods on the farm.
Indoor play at William’s Den is NOT soft play and has been deliberately designed that way so you and your kids can have even more fun together.
Make magical memories
Term Time Play is Back!
With the bigger kids now back at school it's the perfect time for your mini adventurers to enjoy playing in a safe and calm environment where they are free to run wild, let off steam and learn through exploration. Watch out for our special pre-schooler and baby events.
adventure play guide
Check out our Best Adventure Day Guide to make the most of planning your best day ever at William’s Den.
Outdoor play & woodland walks
We've added even more to our Adventure Playscape, so you can test your skills on our new mini assault course or leap the giant hay bales with your kids. The Woodland Walk is alive with little animals, wild birds, secret trails and hidden dens just waiting to be explored.
plan your visit
Check out the weather forecast to bring the right gear but not your Sunday best! As there’s loads of climbing, crawling, sand and mud so robust clothes are best. Wellies, coats & gloves for rainy days, or hats, sun cream & trainers for the sunny ones. Plus, spare clothes and a towel for the kids.
We have a designated drop off zone and the disabled parking is located close to the main entrance, providing wheelchair friendly access into the building.
All public facilities within the building are accessible comfortably on foot and by wheelchair with level access throughout and ramped access into and out of all public access doors.
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 some of your party not wish to enjoy The Den and the Outdoor Adventure.
“This is a truly unique experience which allowed us to spend quality time together as a family”