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.
And it was only fair to bounce right into proceedings with abandon the minute we arrived.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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…
Socks off and into the sand my two went-
We loved the giant inflatables and mammoth slide but the highlight had to be the lush, enchanted 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.
We stopped at tribal themed play areas to cross bridges and make dens, as the late sun streamed in-