Farnham Park Outdoor Play Area

Interior of Play Castle (Replica of Farnham Castle) - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 11Set amidst a historic deer park, we created a rustic, outdoor play area at Farnham Park. The expansive play area features bridges, climbing nets, a zip line, a slide, a spider climb, climbing poles, ladders, a basket swing, balance beams, see-saws, animal carvings, fox tunnels, and benches, amongst many other play features. We wanted to create a play area that offered interactive play for a large volume of children.

Our centrepiece is a replica of Farnham Castle made from natural oak, featuring extensive climbing apparatus made from locally sourced sweet chestnut. All of the materials used in the play area are FSC certified (or equivalent) and we were happy to create a natural looking play area in a natural setting.

As soon as the play area opened, it was filled with children and has remained the same ever since. BBC Surrey asked if this is ‘the coolest playground in the county’ and posted the following video of the play area:


Here are a few images of the play apparatus, showing bridges and balance beams for the children to climb over, and fox tunnels for them to crawl through – complete with a carving of a fox!

Sweet chestnut bridge - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 15

Balance beams with rope handles - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 14

Fox Carving and Fox Hole - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 21

The play area features many different bridges and walkways, offering children many different ways of interacting with the play area.

Bridge to Castle - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 19

Stilts - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 17

Here is our rather unique spider climb apparatus, along with our rustic, natural looking seating.

Spider Climb - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 10

Natural sweet chestnut picnic bench - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 06

Natural sweet chestnut bench - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 08

There is so much to find in this play area that we had to include posts to tie up four legged friends!

Steps and Climbing Pole - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 12

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We included carving of a bird of prey and a badger carving (next to the fox hole), demonstrative of the locally occurring wildlife. A 360 degree bench nows offer parents a chance to rest, showcasing Waverley – the borough council that commissioned this project.

Bird of prey carving - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 01

Badger Carving and Fox Hole - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 20

360 degree round bench and Waverley sign - Farnham Park Rustic Outdoor Play Area 09


The Farnham Park Trim Trail


In addition to the adventure play area that we built at  this site, we also built the Farnham Park Trim Trail, offering multiple pieces of exercise apparatus designed to help improve fitness and strength, targeted towards older children and adults. This particular trim trail incorporate nineteen pieces of exercise apparatus, offering great potential for improving personal strength and fitness.


Your Adventure Play Area


As with all our projects, we were grateful to have the chance to create this and entertain many children for years to come. Please take a look at our other outdoor play areas and wooden carvings (as well as our whole product portfolio, including the trim trails), and don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have a project in mind. We are more than happy to talk you through the design process and will endeavour to produce your perfect play area.