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10 things to do at Barnwell Country Park

Follow the nature trail

Follow the nature trail and discover a bit more about the park's wildlife.

Pop in to the visitor centre

​Open daily and free to enter, the centre has a range of free activity sheets for the children as well as skulls, feely boxes and nature games.

Go on the zip line

​The adventure playground in the woods is one of the best zip wires around.

Be a hobbit

​Visit the toddlers' hobbit garden near the cafe.

Build a big sand sculpture

​Take a bucket and spade, find 'the beach' on the edge of the Mill Lake and let your creativity loose in the sand.

Barbecue by the lake on the sands

​Take advantage of the purpose-built BBQ next to Mill Lake and cook some food, while your children play in the sand.

Go orienteering

​Download our orienteering map from the British Orienteering website and try to locate all the control points and code letters.

Feed the ducks

​Grab some corn from the visitor centre and make friends with a duck.

Join the nature tots

​Education ranger led wildlife activities for pre-school children - see the events calendar for details.

Have tea and cake

​Reward your efforts and take in the wonderful view from the Kingfisher Cafe's lake side deck. If you're lucky you may spot one of the park's kingfishers on patrol.

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Last updated 01 April 2022