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!