Immerse yourself in the natural world of the woodland, where you will find examples of the magnificent broadleaved trees found in Britain.

The Woodland

There are many species, including the mighty English oak, which helps sustain more biodiversity than any other native tree; the silver birch, with its distinctive silvery white bark; and the beech, with its stunning display of fiery colour as the seasons turn from summer to autumn. 

You could also search for some of the more unusual trees at the park, such as the holm oak, swamp cypress, gingko and handkerchief tree. 

On the forest floor, you may see a range of wildflowers from snowdrops and winter aconites in February through to bluebells, ramsons and campions as the year moves forward. The wildflowers are often followed by some interesting displays of fungi though the autumn. 

Tread carefully and you may also be lucky enough to spot some of the wildlife which calls the woodland home. There are mammals like the wild roe deer, fox and wood mouse; birds such as the great tit, robin, wren, and goldcrest; and insects including the butterfly, woodlouse and centipede, amongst many others. See how many species you can find on your adventure.

The woodland has a path throughout to make the area accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. This has been recently extended so visitors can now access the pet cemetery and bird feeding station. 

Wooden play sculptures and animals can be found in the woodland, including deer, fox and squirrels; there are also musical chimes and a wavy mirror.