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Adventure Play at Burghley


Join in the fun at Hide & Secrets

Burghley's awesome woodland adventure play area Hide & Secrets is themed around William Cecil as the country’s first Chief Spymaster and features a series of fun-packed play zones that lead to the Hidden Towers.

Entering through a hidden stone arch, families are transported into a magical setting that will ignite imaginations and provide endless hours of outdoor fun.

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Come and play!

Inspired by the distinctive architecture of Burghley House, the Hidden Towers play structure is packed with multi-level play, climbing walls, wobbly walkways, lookout nests and more.

Two enormous slides provide big thrills for little people and an awesome rope bridge across a deep and craggy gorge to reach a tree top lookout platform takes the mission to the next level.

Whispering funnels, code cracking games and secret tunnels will keep curious little spies busy exploring. Pick up your free Spymaster's Guide activity booklet on arrival.

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Epic adventures for everyone

Not forgetting younger children, Hide & Secrets features a dedicated toddler and pre-schooler area with a mini slide and low level adventuring all in the same area.

The whole attraction has been designed with accessibility in mind. Wide pathways, sensory wall, accessible platforms in the lower levels of the towers and accessible lookout points across the gorge mean everyone can come and play.

So much to explore

Bug houses, butterfly banks, tunnels and dens provide a world of discovery that will enchant all ages. Take a look at the Hide & Secrets map to see the many adventures that await.

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Refuel at The Muddy Mole

And when it's time for a rest, refuel at The Muddy Mole, our new refreshment cabin set in the heart of the Hide & Secrets action. Serving family favourites, homemade snacks and the essential coffees.

The all important loos and baby changing facilities are also located centrally within the play area for a convenient and easy experience all round.

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Additional Information

Advanced Ticket Price includes a 10% advance booking discount and is available up until midnight the day before your visit.

Hide & Secrets is open daily, 10am to 5pm from 29 April to 17 December 2023 (10am to 3.30pm, weekends only from 29 October). Check our opening times page for full details plus planned closure dates.

Hide & Secrets Adventure Play tickets include access to the Garden of Surprises and Sculpture Garden.