It’s been practically tropical in Yorkshire over the last few days with highs of 25, so with blue skies and a bright sun above us, we made our way to Stockled Park for a magical little Saturday.

kids playing

And it was only fair to bounce right into proceedings with abandon the minute we arrived.

Boing!

bouncer

We wobbled our way on outdoor jumping pillows, slid down ginormous winding slides, raced round tracks on go karts and searched high and low for fairies in the forest.

Vroom!

go karts

A sprawling estate, one we’ve visited several times before, literally on our doorstep, Stockeld Park is a Yorkshire haven for both small and big people across all the seasons, not just the summer.

slides

Offering adventure for the whole family set against picture postcard views, you can choose how much or how little you fancy doing on the day.

big bricks

Want to relax in the acres over a leisurely picnic and ice lollies, building towers with bright big bricks on the grass, then you can- or would you rather spend your time non-stop sliding, climbing and running in the countryside, then that’s a-ok too!

I love how tranquil a day out at Stockeld is, you can go at your own pace, choose your activities, find shade in the forest or indoors doing arts and crafts, with cafes and restaurants for pit stops and being so large, it never feels too populated-the perfect place for that hard to come by ‘relaxing family day out’.

forest

playing

kid playing

running

Tweens and teens’ activity of choice seemed to be whizzing around dedicated areas on site, on electric scooters, or roller-booting in the forecourt, the younger lot mostly relished in the massive wooden tractors by the pumpkin patches, or the pretty playgrounds of which there were many…

relaxing

Socks off and into the sand my two went-

slide

playing in the sandWe loved the giant inflatables and mammoth slide but the highlight had to be the lush, enchanted forest-

enchanted forest

forest

The boys oohed and aaghed their way around the winding footpaths as we passed talking sculptures, musical trees and fairtytale doors, beckoning us in.

cottage

instrument in the forest

We stopped at tribal themed play areas to cross bridges and make dens, as the late sun streamed in-

bridge

slide

Thank you La Redoute for my floral teadress and Yosa for my earrings. Xander’s outfit c/o Mamas & Papas, both boys’ shoes c/o Bobux.

La Redoute dress

The heart cup and saucer slide was a favourite, straight out of the pages of a fairytale book, it’s this attention to details which makes Stockeld Park stand out.

teacup slideslide

My boy!
mother and son..I love this photo of my tired boys at the end of the day, piled into the pushchair that usually even Xander, no longer wants to sit in! They’re both still my babies after all!

two brothers in a pushchair

Pram c/o Cosatto.

Aw!

…It’s places like Stockeld that help to free our kid’s imaginations, effortlessly merging play with the outdoors, allowing us all to enjoy the simple pleasures that childhood brings.

The magic of being small…

magic mirror

Thank you Stockeld Park, we shall be running back to you in no time!

running at Stockeld Park

The Summer Adventure is on until Sept 7th before the Halloween and Christmas Adventure seasons begin.

 

We were given a complimentary family ticket in return for this honest review.

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16 Responses

  1. Emma T

    It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Might have to put it on my to visit for when I’m in your neck of the woods.

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  2. Gemma

    Looks like a great day out! I love your dress. Gemma xx
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  3. TSCrossStitch

    Love these photos. They make me happy.
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  4. Notmyyearoff

    Oooh I wonder how long it’ll take me to get there, it looks so good!! I love the look of those bikes. Z wouldn’t want to get off!

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  5. Ebabee

    Stunning photos and love your red dress – gorgeous. The park looks great – must visit Yorkshire sometime soon, looks so beautiful and do much to do. Haven’t been there in years.
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  6. brummymummyof2

    Oh looks like you had a gorgeous day and so much fun! Also love the dress bab. Looking super beautiful as per xxx
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  7. Charlotte

    Only done Stockeld Park in the winter – will keep fingers crossed for the sun to continue to shine and look to take a visit there next week.

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