Dinosaur Trail & Adventure Playground

Family fun in the Gardens

There is so much to do outside in the Gardens at Knebworth.  Great fun for all ages. Children under 3 years of age are admitted to the Gardens and Park  free of charge.

Garden Activities

Brass-drawing-dino-trail-131-201x300Explore the Maze – can you find the middle?

Venture into the Wilderness Garden – look out for the Willow House.

Try some brass rubbings

Listen to the wind-up sound box and identify the wild birds from their song


Dinosaur Trail

Our famous Dinosaur Trail in the Wilderness Garden is very popular with younger visitors. The 70 life-sized dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures can be found grazing amongst the shrubbery. Exploring the woodland paths, children can learn about the T-Rex, the Woolly Mammoth and other fascinating pre-historic creatures. There are information boards throughout the Dinosaur Trail and a huge chalk board for creating your own ‘cave-man drawings’.  Look out for the wind-up sound box and make some dinosaur roars.


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Read one of our guest blogs for a review of the Dinosaur trail here – Guest Blog section.
A 50p dinosaur trail sheet is available from the Gift shop.
If you have a Smartphone, try the FREE Dinosaur Trail ‘Treasure Huntzz app’

Adventure Playground

The Adventure Playground is a favourite destination for our young visitors. Children can play all day on the swings, slides and play equipment. There is also a zip wire and a new bouncy castle, plus a trim trail for grown-ups. Have fun with the new interactive splash-play water features.

The Playground kiosk serves drinks and ice-creams. Please feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy the Park.  Large covered picnic shelters are provided for visitors to use. There is plenty of space for car and coach parking near the Adventure Play area. Dogs on leads are welcome in the Park, but please do not take your dog into Fort Knebworth.

See the full ‘Realistic Mincrafters’ video on Youtube

Our Season Ticket scheme is popular with those using the Playground frequently.  (see Visiting section for more details and an application form).

Don’t forget: Day and Event Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here Please check the Visiting page for details of opening times and days.

  • Enjoy the Astro Slide and tackle the Drop Slide (height restrictions apply).
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  • Pump the seesaw to make the water-play equipment splash.
  • Climb and scramble around Fort Knebworth.