Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park
Escape into a magical world
A couple of weeks ago we visited the wonderful Tumblestone Hollow, just outside Henley in Thames in Oxfordashire.
Tumblestone Hollow is an incredible Adventure Playground that is located in the grounds of Stonor Park. It only opened last month after having £250,000 spent on it and was 18months in the making.
As soon as we saw photos, we knew we had to visit.
Tumblestone Hollow is themed around a book about a group of playful characters led by Obsidian. It is a picture and rhyming story book where Obsidian saves a set of magical stones from harmful shadows before planting them, hidden from view, by an ancient field maple tree in the valley of Stonor Park. You can buy the book from the Visitor Centre.
The new playground joins up with one that was already there and is designed for four to twelve-year-olds, alongside their families. We saw younger children there but you will need to keep more of an eye on them. There were lots of adults shooting down the slides having just as much fun as the children.
It’s really is the playground of dreams! There are climbing nets, look out decks, climbing walls, ladders, high level walkways, rope bridges and slides all connected by a quirky little gnarled tower in the middle. It really is incredible!
There's also a large sandpit where the toddler area is where there's a slide, water pump, toddler swings and a tunnel.
The bit that my two enjoyed the most was the epic two tube twisty slide. They went on again and again and again. Every time they came down laughing with big smiles on their faces.
You name it and they've got it. No child will come away not having had fun.
The whole place is perfect for families. It would be the perfect place to meet up with friends especially if you have children of all sorts of ages.
The only downside that we found was that it is on a very steep incline so wouldn't be suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. We saw a couple of people who walked their pushchair up but they soon ditched them as it was too difficult to go anywhere.
It also isn't inclusive for children with additional physical needs.
Eating at Tumblestone Hollow
There are loads of benches and picnic tables dotted all over the park . We took a picnic with us and found a somewhere to sit with ease.
There are apparently wood-fired pizza for sale but we didn't see them.
Toilets are open and super super clean. In fact they're one of the best toilets that I've been to on a day out!
We had the best day and will definitely go back for another visit.
Henley on Thames
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