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 18th – 24th February, weekends from 2nd March to 7th April (excluding 16th & 17th March) and weekends during May and September.
It is also open during our Easter and Summer seasons when the entire Estate is open from Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th April and from Friday 24th May to Sunday 1st September 2019.
The Granary Bakery and Art Gallery are open daily.
Please check our full opening times and pricing for more details.