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Stockeld Park Maze

Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park is where magic and adventure merge for the family all year round.

Stockeld Park Maze

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.

Location Details

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

Location

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. These range in cost based on what seasonal period it is but you will pay anything between £14-19 for the ticket.

Dogs are unfortunately not allowed in Stockeld Park, except fully harnessed assistance dogs.

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…

Enchanted Forest

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.

Roller Skating

A retro throwback to the disco days. This four wheeled roller rink pops up outside of the Woodland Cafe every easter.

Buccaneer Boats

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.

Laser Adventure

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.

Outdoor Inflatables

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.

Christmas Celebrations

Winter Illuminations

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.

History

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.

Amenities

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.

Parking

Stockeld has a large car park with overspill parking. All parking is free onsite.

Access

Wheelchairs and prams navigate much of the woodland paths with ease. The shop, cafe and toilets are fully accessible.

How to Get Here

Google 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.

To get to Stockeld Park via train catch the Northern Rail line to Harrogate from Leeds. Then catch the Transdev number 7 Harrogate-Leeds, you should be at your destination 15 minutes later.

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