Mention Stockeld Park and my thoughts immediately turn to Christmas . . . we’ve visited Stockeld Park in Wetherby for The Christmas Adventure a couple of times now and have loved it. I was really excited to see that they’ve branched out now to doing other seasonal adventures – The Summer Adventure at Stockeld Park opened it’s doors on Saturday however we were lucky enough to be invited to a special preview evening earlier in the month!
Of course we didn’t tell Ben and Chloe where we were going, we rarely do. We just told them “We’re going on an adventure . . . “
We arrived at Stockeld Park at around 3pm (with all three children having made the most of the hour or so drive to have a good sleep) and quickly set about exploring.
I’m sure you can imagine how quickly Ben was up the inflatable slide!! (I was less keen but Dave made me!) I think Ben and Chloe would have been quite happy to spend the rest of the evening up down the slide but there was more to discover . . .
|I think you can see the panic on Dave’s face that he was about to kick Chlo in the head – I’m pleased to report no children were harmed.|
From the inflatable slide we moved on to the go karts – there were two options; single bikes or passenger so Dave took charge of whizzing them both round.
The enormous bouncy pillow was a huge hit, with adults and children alike! (There’s two queues for the pillow so that you queue up according to age which would of course avoid little ones like mine being knocked over by much bigger children – there was no need for the system to be operating when we were there but it was nice to see it had been thought about)
The ski carpet has been re-purposed as an electric scooter run for the summer season, the ice skating rink is now being used for roller boots – Ben and Chloe were both loving the idea of skating but it turned out to be somewhat harder than we remembered – I think we just needed Aunty Custard on the case!
By far my favourite bit of The Summer Adventure at Stockeld Park is walking through the Enchanted Forest – I’ve done this in the dark during the winter twice and it’s beautiful. However for the summer Stockeld Park has now got a number of play areas dotted around the forest – the ropes were a bit hit with both of my boys!!
We spent quite a bit of time walking through the forest and enjoying the play areas – it we could have easily passed a few hours and we had the time. I was thrilled that Ben actually remembered parts of the forest from his last visit 18 months ago!
We spent around 4 hours at Stockeld Park with no effort what so ever and would happily have stayed longer had it not been past bedtime and close to the park closing! At £42 for a family ticket we would easily be able to get our money’s worth over the course of a day. Ben was keen to return during the summer holidays and I can’t say I blame him. If the weather’s on your side then its a fantastic day out!
*We were invited to experience The Summer Adventure at Stockeld Park free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions are my own*