Days out in Yorkshire: Park of wonders about to open for summer season

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What an enchanting experience in the park...

Alone in a tower, up on high lives the princess. But it’s cool because that tower’s located in the enchanted forest at the magical Stockeld Park.

So if she figures out how to shin down the drain pipe, she’s in for a cracking experience.

The forest walk is one of the key draws and takes you down an adventurous path through the sky-scraping trees with interactive statues, models and props of famous fairytale characters and creatures.

It’s great fun and a winner with the kids – as are the several massive themed playgrounds dotted around the route every so often including one seemingly based on Noah’s Ark and another one featuring a huge slide in the shape of a pouring tea pot!

The more adventurous souls can journey through the forest on segways on a dedicated track, which brings back memories of Luke Skywalker on a speeder zipping through the trees – only slower and minus the Empire chasing you.

Another top tip is to let the kids go wild on the huge outdoor and indoor bouncing pillows. Great fun, safe and wears them out!

An indoor bouncy castle, covered roller skating rink plus a giant maze are just some other activities to tackle. If that doesn’t tire you out, then there’s the maze to tackle.

The park is open throughout the summer from July 19 until September 1 - they will also screen the Tour de France on July 5 and 6.

CBeebies star Mr Bloom is making an appearance on May 26, plus a special French-themed festival is being held for people to watch the Tour there on the big screens on July 5 and 6.


Prices: Adults £12, child £12, U2 free, family £42 (see website).

Park is open throughout the summer from July 19 onwards.

Open from: 10am-6pm

Address: Near Wetherby

Car Parking: Free

Attraction Website:

Telephone: 01937 586101

Sat Nav: LS22 4AN

For more days out see

Days Out: Dark Skies Festival, Yorkshire