We were kindly gifted tickets to Stockeld Park for the February adventure. We have visited Stockeld Park before – it is where Father Christmas lives and we have been to the Summer adventure several times. That being said we have not been for a couple of years so a lot had changed.
We took 👧🏻 who has just turned ten and her friend. There was a lot for them to do and Stockeld is one of those places that caters for this tricky age group between soft play and independence.
We arrived at 10:30 and left at 2:30. There were things to do inside and the girls spent a bit of time on the giant inflatable pillow. We defiantly preferred being outside.
By the end of the day we were all quite tired and ready for home. It really was a magical adventure and I can not wait to go back. There are several times throughout the year for the adventures and also they have special events as well. It is worth looking to see what it coming up and following Stockeld Park on social media.
There are lots of different areas to explore
The girls really enjoyed the enchanted forest. There were four big play areas that at times we had to ourselves. Between the bigger areas there were several smaller things to see. The girls loved all of the smaller bits too. They were genuinely really excited to see all of the things. They ran just ahead of us – often this set off sounds or moved things. All of the walk around really was enchanting. The spider Park was new to us and the girls loved the zip wire. Again it was really quiet so they got to play on it continuously.
There were areas for food and drinks – all really reasonable and nice to grab a coffee whilst the girls played.
Unlike when we had previously been there were different pricing options, all very reasonable and you got a wrist band which showed what you could go on. There were a couple of additional pay as you go things but with the wrist bands there was plenty to do to be entertained for the day. The sun shone for most of our visit. Everything was close enough to pop back to the car to off load coats and bags and then to pop back for a picnic.
We arrived early so went straight to the maze.
When we arrived we decided to start off at the maze thinking that it would be better when it was quieter. Whilst we were in the maze we only saw one other family as we navigated our way to the centre. As well as genuinely getting lost there were things to see and do in the maze. The best bit was the Tardis – there are two and you can communicate with each other if you can be in both at the same time. There is a map if you want and bridges and towers so you have a better overview. I hadn’t been in a maze like this before and it was lots of fun. I really wanted to see the park at dusk however with the longer days and having other plans later on this wasn’t possible on this visit. We did get to see all of the things – obviously the unicorns were a firm favourite.
The book slide seemed to be mocking my lack of preparation for world book day.
There was no one in the rope park and the girls loved working their way round the obstacles.
The statue plinth was fun. 👧🏻 pulling a classic statue pose.
Around every corner there was something else to see. I loved these toadstools.
There was something for all ages.
Lots more information about the next adventure can be found on the website –
They have an annual membership which looks like it would be really good value if your local. You can also buy passes for the ice skating if you want to come specifically for that.
👧🏻 gave it five out of five. Her best part was the zip wire.
We can’t wait to go back.