Things to do
Moors Valley is a fantastic place for children to play and explore.
We are pleased to continue to welcome visitors to our play areas, but we have introduced new procedures to reflect the current guidance.
- Please take responsibility for yourself and those in your care
- Wash or sanitise your hands before and after using play equipment
- Please keep 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble
- Please do not eat, drink or touch your face while using the equipment
- Some play equipment, that may cause overcrowding or increase the risk of contamination, will remain closed
- Be kind and patient, if the play areas are busy please come back later
We encourage visitors to respect government guidance, maintain social distancing as much as possible and make use of other areas of the park if these areas are too busy.
Out in the Forest, discover the Play Trail with its unique pieces of wooden play equipment.
You can wriggle through giant snakes in the ‘Snake Pit’, attempt the ‘Crocodile Crossing’ and balance on the fallen forest of ‘Timber’. The trail is only a mile long but with so many exciting pieces of play equipment you should allow at least an hour to complete it all. The trail is suitable for pushchairs and most mobility scooters.
Tree Top Trail
Half way along the Play Trail there is the option to divert onto the Tree Top Trail. This 5 metre high and 200 metre long wooden walk way takes you up amongst the trees and allows you to get a real bird’s eye view of the Forest.
Please note: the Tree Top Trail is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs, however there is a connecting path from start to finish.
There are also two imaginative play areas close to the Visitor Centre. The Adventure Play Area, designed especially for older children, includes a zip slide, huge space net, climbing boulder and a fortress of towers and crossings with a long tube slide. Younger children will be enthralled in the Castle and Sandworks area* with its gentle slides and swings, all set inside a safe sand area so don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade too!
*Please note: Our Castle and Sandworks play area will be closed from 14th – 18th June while essential maintenance is taking place. The zip wire in the bark play area will also be temporarily closed during this time, but the rest of the bark play area will remain open as usual during this time for visitors to enjoy.
Gruffalo Spotters Trail
Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Moors Valley Country Park, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find! With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app, fun activity pack and trail, you’ll get to interact with all your favourite characters as you go in search of the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood. Click to find out more.
Are you brave enough to come face-to-face with the Gruffalo?
We are lucky enough to be one of only a few places in the country with a lifesize Gruffalo sculpture and a Gruffalo’s Child sculpture plus all of the other characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular story book. Head to the forest picnic area to see if you can find them all.