Temple Wood is part of Weston’s extensive grounds and is one of the jewels in the crown of Capability Brown’s work, showcasing his virtuosity as a landscaper. A naturalistic and romantic paradise, over the last 15 years the Weston Park Foundation, the charity that owns and maintains the estate has gradually returned the landscape to Brown’s original vision.
Capability Brown designed the Temple Wood Pleasure Ground as a relaxing haven for the Bridgeman family. Brown was commissioned to create the wood to please all of the senses, and it still does today.
Within the woodland, visitors can enjoy a stroll, spot the wildlife that makes its home in the scenery, and see a host of historic sights.
In addition to exploring the natural delights of Temple Wood, families can enjoy the highly popular Woodland Adventure Playground. This much loved area of the park is home to swings, slides, cargo net, climbing wall, ground level trampolines, rotational nest swing, log swing, large sandpit complete with sand diggers plus, at nearly 40 metres, one of the longest double zip wires in the country!
Temple Wood is open as its own entity between the 19th - 24th February (playground closed), weekends in May, 3rd – 13th September, 18th – 30th September, weekends only between 6th – 28th October. It is also open when the Estate is open in it’s entirety.
The Granary Grill is serving up their delicious new spring menu, crafted by our talented chefs who have succeeded in their mission to capture the taste sensations of the season.
Please check our full opening times and pricing for more details.