Adventure Playground

Enjoy great days out for all the family

Harry’s Playground

A perfect place for children to explore and let their imaginations run wild

Found in the Garden, Harry’s Playground is named after the owner’s ever inquisitive son. Bring your young explorers here to let off steam in a natural wood Adventure Playground, designed for full on fun.

Children can navigate their way through a series of exciting equipment including swings, stepping logs, climbing frames, a slide, spring rider and a zip wire for the most adventurous. The play equipment has been created from long lasting Robinia wood to blend with the beautiful natural surroundings.

The Playground is recommended for children aged three years and above. Adult supervision is required at all times. The zip wire is only suitable for children aged six and above.

Entry to the Playground is included in Garden admission and is free to Members.

Dogs are not allowed inside the playground area, with the exception of assistance dogs, although they are welcome elsewhere in the Garden and Parkland on a lead.

For the comfort and safety of all visitors, ball games, bicycles, scooters and skateboards are welcome in the Parkland, but are not permitted in the Garden.

Did you


Borde Hill is home to Emmenopterys henryi, a rare deciduous Chinese tree collected by notable Plant Hunter George Forrest. Planted on the Azalea Ring in 1928, our tree is one of the few original specimens in the UK to flower, the first time being in 2011, inspiring the new Borde Hill logo.
Emmenopterys henryi

Wild Camp Birthday Parties

Book a birthday party with a difference and bring your little ones along for the ultimate nature party in the Woodland. Here, they’ll learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and cook sausages and marshmallows on a stick to be enjoyed with all of their pals. Pure outdoor adventure they’ll want to return to time and again.

Family Events And Activities

We welcome families with open arms and offer plenty of activities to entertain all ages. In the Garden you’ll find our Adventure Playground with an exhilarating zip wire, balance bars and climbing frames. We also host family-friendly events throughout the season and nature discovery trails during the endless school holidays.


The Garden is open 10am-5pm, daily. 

Day Tickets pre-booked online at least a day before your visit receive a £1 online discount.

Discover the Possibilities

A family next to the water feature in the Rose Garden at Borde Hill during summer.

Become a Member

Membership is your ticket to enjoy unlimited access to the Garden, Parkland and Woodland throughout the open season. Our members also receive free entry to a number of exciting events, from live music in the Garden to Specialist Plant Fairs and much more. Family Membership provides unlimited access to the Adventure Playground and free school holiday trails.

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Italian Garden at Borde Hill. Image: Molly Hollman

Our Garden & Grounds

Set within 383 acres of heritage listed Parkland, our formal Garden captivates and delights visitors with a series of intimate 'Garden rooms'. Beyond the formal Garden you can explore Woodland walks, the South Park and our lakes with outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald.

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A misty atmospheric view of trees in North Park at Borde Hill with cows in the distance.

Support Us

As a small, independent Garden Charity, we rely on your kind generosity to help fund our projects and to continue to grow sustainably, protecting our natural heritage for generations to come. 'Reinventing Borde Hill' is our most ambitious project to date and your support will help us to achieve exciting plans to benefit our local community.

It would make a huge difference if you would consider supporting us by making a donation – thank you.

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