The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

Last Saturday the boys, my mum and I spent the day experiencing (just about) everything that Stockeld Park has to offer. Stockeld Park is located close to Wetherby in North Yorkshire, and their ‘Christmas Experience’ is just the thing you need to get you (and your family) in the festive mood.

Today you can find me over on the Yorkshire Attractions blog chatting about who and what we saw, and what we did. Here I am sharing my tips for making the most of your visit:

  • Suitable footwear is essential, as is wrapping up warm. Boots, hiking boots or wellies, with lots of removable layers.
  • Buying your ticket online beforehand is probably a good idea during busy periods.
  • Plan your timing around any special events.
  • For an extra £10 you child can visit Santa in his grotto. We chose not to do this, but I am reliably told that the experience is beautiful and the present is good quality.
  • The day we visited was quiet and we didn’t have to queue more than a few minutes for anything. However, on busier days I would advise bringing snacks and a drink, just in case food queues are long. Try to avoid eating at peak times – have an early lunch, or bring snacks and have a late lunch.
  • Depending on the age of your children, a family day pass may not be the cheapest option. Work it out before using their website.
  • We arrived early in the morning and left late afternoon, just as it was getting dark. I think the best time to arrive is after lunch so there is light for a few hours, then you can enjoy the twinkly lights once it gets dark.
  • Nordic skiing looked really fun, but ours are a little too young for it.
  • Be prepared for your children getting upset when it’s time to leave!


E xx

Many thanks to Yorkshire Attractions for sending us a free family day pass to ‘The Christmas Experience‘. All thoughts and feelings are my own. 

#YorkshireFamily with Yorkshire Tots


  1. 19th November 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Oh what an absolutely adorable place! I love the fact they do Nordic Skiing, mine would be too young for it as well but I’d really like to try it!

    • Esther
      29th November 2016 / 9:33 pm

      It really is wonderful! Maybe you and I should go Nordic skiing? 😉 I really fancy it! x

  2. 3rd December 2016 / 7:00 am

    We love a trip to Stocked! The Santa is the best one we’ve seen too I would have to say! What fun photos – those reindeer are amazing. Thank you for linking up with #YorkshireFamily

    • Esther
      17th December 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Maybe we will have to pay for Santa one time! Thanks for hosting Erin! xx

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