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

Burghley is owned by the Burghley House Preservation Trust, a charity committed to the conservation and preservation of the House and Estate for all to enjoy, now and in the future. You can choose to support our charitable aims through Gift Aid.

View our full Terms and Conditions of sale and entry.

Could not believe how much there was to do, blown away with how amazing it all is. So much to do for all ages!

Hide & Secrets Visitor | May 2024

A fantastic play area, we loved spotting the moles and finding the codes. It’s was all really good, done well, had lots of seating, a food cabin and toilets,  everything you need.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | May 204

Great range of play equipment suitable for all ages. Loved the sensory area.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | April 2024

We loved the activity book and all of the moles to find. The adventure play is excellent and kept both our 3 year old and 5 year old occupied for hours!

Hide & Secrets Visitor | September 2023

Excellent day out with kids. Toddler and older kids loved it. And beautiful surroundings for adults to enjoy too!

Hide & Secrets Visitor | August 2023

Amazing! Can really see and appreciate the time and care that has gone into building something magical for the children. Many childhood memories are going to be made here and definitely for our children! 10/10 couldn't fault it.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | July 2023

We all thought the play area was wonderful, an excellent addition to an already fantastic location, the range of things available for the children was brilliant and the play area was very impressive.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | July 2023

Fantastic play facilities and we loved the trail leading up to the main play area with the den building and log climbing.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | June 2023

The children absolutely loved it and the close seating around it made it easy for parents to sit and relax a bit while the children were playing.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | June 2023

Having a play trail from the car park to the main play area is a fabulous idea, all the kids with us loved it.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | June 2023

It was all fantastic, being in nature in a safe environment . Well built. fun, fun, fun. My grandchildren loved it.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | May 2023

We liked the addition of the interesting and varied activities en route to the Hidden Towers. The children's I-Spy booklet was good. Good that we could then move on to Garden of Surprises and Sculpture Park.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | April 2023

The drop slide provided hours of fun for my 8 and 9 year old grandsons!

Hide & Secrets Visitor | April 2023

The walk up to the playground was full of lots of things to do. The activity book was very fun for the whole family to complete and added lots of excitement.

Hide & Secrets Visitor | April 2023