Stockeld Park is all the magic in Yorkshire’s crown. The adventure park boasts 8 permanent attractions that will enchant and excite the whole family.
On top of this you can expect a seasonal showcase of activities and events throughout the year at Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
Please consider that dogs are unfortunately not allowed in Stockeld Park. Unless you are aided by a fully harnessed assistance dog.
Things to Note
Stockeld Park has the following on-site or nearby:
- Accessible Toilets
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Parking
- Nearby Food & Drink
- On-site Food and Drink
- On-site Toilets
- Pushchair Access
- Rubbish Bins
- Wheelchair Access
Stockeld Park is made up of a Grade-1 listed country house and 2,000 acres of estate situated outside Wetherby, north of Leeds and west of York. The adventure park is visited by people from all over Yorkshire and is a firm family favourite during seasonal festivals.
Things to Do
Before making your trip to Stockeld Park we recommend that you book a day ticket in advance. All ages are welcome and the time of year, and on average it is £14-19 for a ticket. And NHS staff can get up to 20% discount – just let them know when you make the booking!
For those planning the day in advance. It will take you a minimum of two hours to walk around Stockeld Park, and that includes stopping to enjoy some of the activities on the way round.
Only fully harnessed assistance dogs are allowed in Stockeld Park.
Year Round Activities
Stockeld Park has a number of seasonal activities, and all year round activities. These listed below can be enjoyed all year round…
The magical gateway to your adventures. Each pathway leads to a different experience. The Enchanted Forest will awaken your senses in ways only a talking tree could.
Teepee Encampment Playground
The first of four adventure playgrounds. The Teepee Encampment has been designed for children to immerse themselves in role play. Cowboys and Indians are the order of the day.
Tangle Tree Climb Playground
This roped obstacle course takes you high up into the canopy. Without your balance and coordination this climb will have you in a tangle.
Woodsands Cove Playground
At the heart of the enchanted forest is Woodsands Cove. Pirates and Vikings of old were washed up on these sandy beaches. Come and explore what’s left of these seafaring people.
Spiders Lair Playground
The spindly legs of a metal spider gives away this creepy lair. Just don’t get caught in her funnels and tunnels of webbing.
Farmer Fosters Playground
A fun farmyard suitable for the little ones. Hide in the henhouse or take a ride on the tractor.
Activities During the Easter Period
Indoor Inflatables & Crafts
If the April showers are too much you need to come in and get your jump on on a gigantic pillow.
A retro throwback to the disco days. This four wheeled roller rink pops up outside of the Woodland Cafe every easter.
Set sail on the beautiful lake in the Enchanted Forest. You’re not alone though… watch out for the mystical eyes of the mermaid and the sharp gleaming teeth of the crocodile in the reeds.
Compete to become the champions of the laser adventure. Use state of the art laser guns to pick off your enemy. A specially curated woodland arena including a bomb shelter, a dugout, a pipeline and an abandoned vehicle will provide cover along the way. This one is suitable for children and adults alike.
Activities for the Summer
Pedal Go Karts
Get your pedal on these old school karts and race your mates around this spaghetti track in a clearing in the Enchanted forest.
The double lane slide and the 100 foot long obstacle course are summer winners.
Frights for Halloween
The Magical Maze
Designed by maze prodigy Adrian Fisher who has created more than 700 mazes across 32 countries. The Magical Maze is Yorkshire’s biggest one and has over two miles of paths to navigate.
A kaleidoscope of colours, lights and sounds bring the wintery wonderland of the Enchanted Forest back to life in winter.
The Snowflake Maze
The Adrian Fisher maze is lit up with 1,000 twinkling lights to resemble one big snowflake.
Nigel Stokeld (also Stockeld) held part of the land from 1166 which coined the estates name from there after. In 1315 the estate was transferred to William de Middleton of Ikley.
In 1757 James Paine the architect began building the present house, which was concluded in 1763. The mansion house is built in the style of a Palladian Villa and is lavishly furnished with 18th & 19th century works of art.
Several generations of the Middletons chose to live in Ilkley, renting out the lease to Stockeld House. In 1893 it was sold to Robert John Foster, owner of the Black Dyke Mills in Bradford. In the Second World War the estate was commandeered as a maternity hospital.
Peter Grant, the great-grandchild of Robert John Foster currently owns the house. The mansion is used for conferences, receptions and a set for the ITV soap Emmerdale.
Toilets (including baby changing facilities) can be found in the Enchanted Forest at Gretel’s Cabin and at the Lakeview Cafe. Rubbish bins are also located around the site.
Food and Drink
With so much to enjoy at Stockeld Park it makes perfect sense to grab a bite to eat at the Fiery Fryer – an alternative to the indoor café. The Fryer serves locally sourced food, and hot and cold drinks.
The Scotts Arms located in neighbouring Sicklinghall is a must visit for fresh homemade locally sourced food. Come back again and again to enjoy the change in seasonal menus, plus a wide range of local ales, speciality lagers and fine wine.
A little further afield in Wetherby is The Bengal Brasserie, a curry house that cooks up traditional Bengal dishes under an award winning menu, including an ample range of vegetarian dishes.
Stockeld has a large car park with overspill parking. All parking is free onsite.
Wheelchairs and prams navigate much of the woodland paths with ease. The shop, cafe and toilets are fully accessible.
As the park is a part of woodland environment, some of the pathways and surfaces are likely to be muddy, in particular during wet weather. Come prepared and bring some wellies!
How to Get To Stockeld ParkGoogle Map Directions
To get to Stockeld Park via bus you would take the Transdev number 7 Leeds-Harrogate and alight just outside of Stockeld Park entrance.