Enchanted forest near Leeds to open for Halloween fun

Visitors venture inside the witches hat at Stockeld Park. Picture by Steve Riding.
Visitors venture inside the witches hat at Stockeld Park. Picture by Steve Riding.
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A cauldron of eye-catching attractions is set to entice visitors to a magical enchanted forest on the outskirts of Leeds.

The award-winning Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park, in Wetherby, is returning bigger and brighter than ever before, with a spooky fashion show, festive crafts and a frightening disco on ice.

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The country house and estate, which opens some of its attractions to visitors from tomorrow, will also be illuminated at night as it prepares to welcome thousands of visitors for the Halloween period.

Its half term attractions include face painting, pumpkin picking, Halloween crafts, witch and wizard training as well as a trio of spooky Fright Nights from October 29 to Halloween itself.

Amy Thornton, Stockeld Park spokeswoman, said: “We are so excited about this half term at Stockeld Park, the week-long festival is jam packed with spooktakular events.

“Join our Wizard and Witch Academy, training fledgling magic makers, as well as some seeing some creepy creatures up close and personal and bewitching tales in our Enchanted Forest.

A fireworks display will bring festivities to a close on Sunday November 2, while winter attractions including Nordic skiing, a giant yew tree maze and a real ice rink feature from Wednesday until Christmas.

Ms Thornton added: “Our favourite free event is our Halloween catwalk – come and show off your very best outfit and you could win the prize for best dressed, while there will be a treat for all who take part.

“Our week finishes with of infamous Fright Nights and a fireworks spectacular. What better way to kick start our winter opening.”

Stockeld Park is set within 2,000acres of woodland and parkland and attracts over 100,000 visitors.

Parking and entry is free but experiences vary in price. For further information visit www.stockeldpark.co.uk or call 01937 586333.

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