The Hive at Moss Bank Park

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Natural play for families

Based within Bolton’s iconic Moss Bank Park, The Hive offers a unique space, made up of a series of gardens adorned with natural play equipment.

Designed with pre-schoolers and the under seven’s in mind, The Hive encourages young people to make lasting connections with nature through creative play. Features such as our restored mud kitchen, colourful sensory garden, magical willow domes and new water play installation will inspire young minds.

The Hive will be open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between from July 1st to September 30th (10am and 3pm) so families can enjoy our natural play experience throughout the summer.


There are two great ways to enjoy natural play at The Hive:


Family Season Pass

For just £30 per family, you can enjoy The Hive for the entire summer season. Plus, season ticket holders will receive a 10% discount in the Moss Bank Park Cafe. If you think you will make regular visits to us, then the Summer Season Pass is the most cost effective option. You will experience unlimited access to natural play whilst making great savings. The Family Season Pass entitles two adults and up to four children to use the site between July and September as many times as they like.

Family Day Pass

For families who want to visit the site on a less frequent basis the Family Day Pass might be the best option. The pass is priced at just £4 per visit and admits two adults and up to four children to the site for the ticketed date.


Natural Play Features

Whichever way you visit us you will get to enjoy wild adventure, outdoor play and have access to all our wonderful natural play features and equipment including:

Mud kitchen
Water play
Willow domes and tunnels
Stories and crafts
Music station
Activity trails
Toasting of marshmallows (additional charges apply)

Take a look below for more information about our season/summer passes and check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Moss Bank Park map