Children at Whistlewood

Whistlewood is open to families every day of the year.  We have a natural childrens play area, including our fantastic willow dragon, and this is located in the main woodland with public access.

But most of all we find that children love running through the long grass, looking at bugs in our bug hotel, playing with sticks, and searching for creatures in the ponds.

Birthday Parties

Whistlewood is a unique venue for a children’s birthday party and you can hire the site by the hour, by the day or overnight.  Site hire comes with access to the site facilities, compost toilet, equipped kitchen with pots, pans and cutlery , all-weather shelter,tables and chairs and campfire.  In the Summer months you can also hire the yurt for daytime and night-time use.


And we have activities and events throughout the year especially for kids – the Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween around the campfire and the creative fun we have at our midsummer festival in June are just some examples.

Scouts and Guides and other groups

We welcome groups to the site – please get in touch to arrange your visit.

Family volunteering

Families are also welcome to working Saturdays and other volunteer events.

Duke of Edinburgh volunteering and work experience

We hold regular volunteering sessions for young people – please get in touch.