Nature Play Area at Drumlin Farm

Kids playing on the stump jump at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

What is a Nature Play Area?

Nature Play Areas give people opportunities to connect with nature by encouraging self-directed, unstructured exploration. Unlike static, traditional playgrounds, these areas give children the chance to solve problems and construct their surroundings through natural elements.

Explore Drumlin Farm's Nature Play Area

Located at an opportune stopping point halfway down the welcome hill, our Nature Play Area has a spiral stepping activity that's perfect for imaginative play. The circle was made from downed trees on-site and built by a crew of hard-working volunteers

The fun doesn’t stop there! Follow the Forest Discovery Trail to find raccoon and coyote tracks embedded in the ground, an over-sized bird nest (eggs included), woodchuck tunnels, a rhododendron maze, and the stump jump.


Check in at the Admissions window and follow the path half-way down the entrance hill to the Nature Play Area. The Forest Discovery Trail starts behind the Red Barn and New England Wildlife Exhibit buildings (pick up a map at the trailhead).

Good to Know

Check out the treasure boxes along the Forest Discovery Trail to see what other visitors have found—and to leave a natural treasure of your own!