OMG!! is the only way to describe Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park. Dont believe me, see for yourselves!!
Inspired by the whimsical characters led by Obsidiam that guard the ancient stone circle situated in the grounds of Stonor Park in Oxfordshire, the estate spent £250,000 on “Tumblestone Hollow” and you can clearly see the money was well spent. Constructed to the highest safety standards from sustainably sourced chestnut, Tumblestone Hollow sits within Stonor’s glorious parkland, surrounded by the stunning Chiltern hills-equally as beautiful!
The playarea is absolutely AMAZING, with a massive treetop adventure fort as the centre piece. There are no age restrictions on play within Tumblestone Hollow, so you can have a go with your kids if you feel like it, or just let their imagination run wild as they venture into their own mystical world. There are slides, climbing walls, sliding poles, rope bridges, cargo nets, high level walkways, ladders, tunnels, bridges, look out decks! You name it-its there in this one of a kind frame, all connected by a quirky, gnarled central tower! The two tube twisty slide is so cool and fast- I had a go, when Ay got stuck at the top for the first time and I had to rescue him😭 but after the first time, he was a wiz..mind you he’s not even 4 yet and they advertise for age4 & above, yet he had a blast!.
“There are places to play, places to hide and secrets to discover”… indeed!
If that play fort is not enough, there is also a sand pit and water pump (don’t forget to take your bucket and spades!), swings, tunnel in a hillock, spinning bucket and a pretty fast zip wire on the grounds.
Did I say all this was on top of a hill where there were plenty of small mounds where you could roll up and down (which is what the 2 and a half year old in our group kept on doing!)
Overall, this is an ideal place for children to burn off energy and have play dates while you just sit and chat or join them in all the fun. An absolutely smashing day out!! You will not be bored at this magical adventure playground.
update 2022: We were invited here on 9th April 2022 for their Easter trail. You have to follow the trail around the Gardens at Stonor and Tumblestone Hollow, exploring and playing as you go along. Most parts of the house are in scaffolding which is a shame as you can not admire the actual beauty of the place, but it does not affect the enthusiasm of the kids, as they run around to find the huge colour full eggs. Read the hints to solve the puzzle and bring it back to the Visitor Centre to receive a treat (did someone say chocolate and skin tattoo!!).
🗺 Address: Stonor park, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 6HF
🎟 Fee applies- please check WEBSITE
Tickets include access to Tumblestone Hollow and the Gardens at Stonor but not to Stonor House. Tickets must be booked in advance as no tickets are available on site at Stonor.
📅 Different activities continue throughout the season (please see WEBSITE for more details)
The children’s book “The Legend of Tumblestone Hollow” which reads the story of the mystical creatures of the Tumblestone are available at the visitor’s centre for £5.99.
🚘 Parking is included within the ticket price for Tumblestone Hollow guests.
🚻 Toilets and baby facilities included
🍕 Refreshments available on site. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are served from the Visitor Centre every day, wood fired pizzas from The Rumble Hut on many days and also hot food and Afternoon tea in the Pantry on Sundays. There were really long queues for the pizza, which was delicious but if your kids are like ours and suddenly get hungry, bring your own picnic
🧺 Picnic are not allowed in Tumblestone Hollow but they have picnic areas near the Visitor Centre
🦽Stonor park itself is Buggy accessible in parts. Tumblestone Hollow itself is set in a natural woodland on uneven ground and is mostly uphill, so whilst some areas maybe accessible for buggies/wheelchair users, it would involve some challenging manoeuvring- I will advise against it
🐕 Dogs on leads allowed within Stonor Park but not in the play area, house or gardens
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