One of the most loved features of the Bookham Commons is the natural playground. For families with young children the area has become a popular spot for fun-filled clambering and picnics and has added value to the woodland experience.
The playground was established through the combined efforts of the National Trust, the Friends of Bookham Commons and the local council, recognizing the importance of introducing our children to the pleasure of activities outdoors and ultimately to preserve a culture of nature conservation into the next generation. So it was a great disappointment to discover that on the evening of the 12th August, the site of the natural playground had been subject to vandalism. However, local police were quick to respond to the situation and apprehended those responsible.
Thanks to the efforts of National Trust Ranger Ian Swinney and the group of volunteers the playground has been repaired and is back in use again.