The Adventure Park
Stockeld Park, Wetherby
Stockeld Park House is a beautiful Georgian Mansion set in a magnificent Yorkshire parkland. Stockeld Park is a magical seasonal attraction,
we open for adventures during most school holidays, and a little extra at Christmas! We’re next open for our Spring Adventure from 26 May until 3 June! Outdoor fun & Indoor play. Please use offer code ‘DALES’ for 20% off
In 2006 Peter and Susie Grant opened a Christmas tree shop in the park selling their beautiful estate-grown trees to the local community, rather than selling them all at wholesale.
This was the beginning of a great creative adventure for both Peter and Susie…
From this small acorn the imaginative and unique Christmas Adventure was born with the first Illuminated Enchanted Forest in England, filled with twinkling lights and festive fairytale sculptures.
To this was added the only illuminated yew tree maze in Yorkshire as well as a large outdoor ice rink and a unique artificial Nordic ski trail. In 2011, amongst other awards, Peter and Susie won the Historic Houses’ ‘Best Family Day Out’ award for their creative diversification of a traditional estate.
Stockeld Park House is a beautiful Georgian Mansion set in a magnificent Yorkshire parkland designed in 1763 by the celebrated architect, James Paine, who also designed Nostell Priory and the stables and famous bridge at Chatsworth. It was originally built for Sir William Middleton but family tragedy and scandalous, costly divorce meant the estate was sold to Robert John Foster, the great grandfather of the present owner, in 1875.
Robert John had made his fortune in the Black Dyke mills of Halifax, still famed for its internationally renowned brass band. Passing through the female line, the mansion and estate now belongs to Peter Grant and his wife, Susie, who have lived here for 25 years, raising their five children in these beautiful surroundings, which they now share with tens of thousands of visitors who come to their family adventure park every year.
Stockeld Park is still very much a home, and is the centre of a 2000-acre agricultural estate, which is made up of beautiful rolling parkland, extensive farmland and Yorkshire’s finest and largest Christmas tree plantation. This was one of Peter Grant’s early initiatives to diversify the estate and today there are some half a million Christmas trees in the ground!
At Stockeld Park, life never stands still – the family and their close team are constantly striving to ensure that the Estate continues to prosper and bring joy to future generations of family, employees, and visitors alike. In 2013, they added imaginative themed adventure play areas, a go kart track, large inflatable play and an indoor play area and the Summer Adventure was born. The adventure park is now open every school holiday and is enjoyed by thousands.
The Mansion and gardens are open to pre-booked groups who wish to see around the house. Film companies also take an interest in the historic surrounding. Wuthering Heights, starring Tom Hardy was filmed here a few years ago and the much awaited production of Swallows and Amazons used Home Farm in the park as one of its main location.
Weddings, Events & Private Hire
Stockeld Park is an oasis of rural charm set within easy access of Harrogate, Leeds and York. It dates back to the romantic eighteenth century, the time of beautifully landscaped pastoral parkland.
At the heart of the park is a glorious Georgian mansion house, a hidden gem among historic houses, a Grade 1 listed building. with a history of romantic intrigue and liason.
Whilst the mansion house itself remains a private home, we are able to offer a unique setting in the fabulous parkland with stunning rural views, for a marquee of your choice, or perhaps a Tepee or other more exciting structures. The limit is your imagination alone.
We offer an alternative to the traditional wedding venues or indoor events and believe that your celebration should be as memorable and individual as you are. Furthermore, our location offers exclusive use, flexibility and variety, giving you the opportunity to break away from ‘the norm’ and create an event that is something truly original.
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Choose your Stockeld Park-grown Christmas Tree at one of our two magical sites this year
We sell thousands of beautiful Christmas Trees, ranging in size from 4-12 foot.
As Yorkshire’s largest grower of quality non-needle-drop Christmas Trees, we have more than half-a-million trees across our plantations on the Stockeld Park Estate, covering some 250 acres.
Also on offer is a range of high quality Christmas tree stands along with indoor and outdoor LED lights along and a Gift Shop packed with decorations.
If you wish to simply purchase a tree without visiting the Christmas Adventure Park then come along any day of the week, parking is free!
Filming at Stockeld Park
Stockeld Park House is a regular location for well known TV programmes such as Emmerdale and our Home Farm was used as a main location for the filming of Swallows and Amazons, due to be screened Summer 2016
Both the House, stables and farms are attractive to period drama adaptations and Stockeld Park set the scene for Thrushcross Grange in ITV1’s two-part drama of a classic adaption of Bronte’s Wuthering Heights starring Tom Hardy.
If you are interested in using Stockeld Park as a film location, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01937 586101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rental Properties at Stockeld Park
The Stockeld Park Estate has a large number of character properties to rent on its 2000 acres of prime rural location, in the golden triangle between York, Harrogate and Leeds, on the A661 between Wetherby and Spofforth. From pretty two bedroom stone cottages to large five bedroom character Georgian farmhouses, our properties all have original features and generous outdoor spaces and gardens.
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Alternatively, contact our agent, Verity Frearson of Harrogate on 01423 530000