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News Release - Issued by Stockeld Park

Children’s TV star Mr Bloom was the star guest at Stockeld Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

Stockeld Park opened again on Saturday 24th for Springtime holiday adventures and on Bank Holiday Monday there was a very special guest with a visit from CBeebies ‘Mr Bloom’.

Mr Bloom performed a great show and was joined by friends Fairy Enchantica, PomPom and Stanley for meet and greets. There were also 20 lucky winners selected to help plant the first of this year’s magic Pumpkins in Stockeld Park’s very own Pumpkin Patch. Mr Bloom added, “I was so happy to see all the boys and girls at Stockeld Park today and help plant their Pumpkin Patch ready for Halloween”

Everyday this May half term there will be Spring themed merriment and activities, such as a daily snail racing, a planting zone and the gardening theme continues further with a search for some naughty Garden gnomes who have escaped from Farmer Fosters Barnyard and are lost in the maze, help to find them and you could win your own Junior Gardener kit.

All of this is alongside Stockeld Park’s usual exciting mix of attractions including a roller rink, Enchanted Forest (filled with original and creative adventure), playground areas, huge maze, enormous inflatable slide, giant indoor and outdoor jumping pillows, electric scooters, ice cream parlour, indoor play zone and crafty craft area, you really can spend a whole day at Stockeld Park.

Phew! After all that, relax in the licensed Woodland Café, serving home-made, locally sourced food or bring your own picnic and relax in the picnic field, with space hoppers, football nets and plenty of field for the kids to run around in.

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Amy Thornton, General Manager at Stockeld Park, said: “There couldn’t have been a better VIP to launch our Spring Adventure, and we were delighted to welcome CBeebies Mr Bloom to Stockeld Park.”

With a strong emphasis on providing visitors with an adventure, Stockeld Park blends outdoor activity pursuits with original sights, sounds and sculpture – all based in one of Yorkshire’s most ancient woodland locations, a real hidden gem.


Events planned:

Planting Zone - Get Planting this Spring at the Stockeld Park. You can plant you very own Pumpkin seed to take away as well as planting one for our pumpkin Patch, we will nurture and grow it and then you can come and buy it when it is ready to carve at Halloween. If you bring in an old Welly we will recycle it by showing you how to plant it up for your Garden. You can also learn how to grow magic cress!!! Mmmm delicious, take some home to try and grow yourself.

Snail Racing Championships - Ready..... Steady..... Slow!

Come and take part in our daily Snail race. First 20 to sign up can compete and there is a Goodie bag to be won. Spectators welcome encouraged to support team ‘snails’.

Spring Time Face Painting – Transform yourself, on 26th May with a spring time treat by having your face painted by our wonderful amazing face artists. Pop down to see the face painters between 12 and 3pm to become a spring chicken, flower power fairy or anything else that may take your fancy.

Glitter Tattoos – If you’re heading over to the craft area anyway why not sparkle and shine with your very own glitter tattoo. Springtime glitter tattoos are available every day between 11am and 5pm, a beautiful way for some Spring ‘Sunshine Sparkle’!

Fairy Enchantica – Come and meet Stockeld Park’s Favourite Fairy, Fairy Enchantica from Make a Wish Entertainment on May 26th, she is very good friends with Mr Bloom as she knows all the fairies in his Garden.

Meeting Mr Bloom and Friends on May 26th will be a FREE event included in your entrance charge. Face painting is £3.50 per face and glitter tattoos range from £1 and £2.50, as this is the first time Stockeld Park opens its gates for the Easter season it would be a shame not too see all the incredible activities on offer. Entrance price includes all core activities, events and playgrounds, there is a picnic area available.

Stockeld Park is perfectly located between Leeds and Harrogate and opens its gates for the brand new opening of the Spring Adventure in 2014; the event runs from the 22nd May to the 1st of June.

Open daily from 10am until 6pm and open late Saturdays from 10am until 8pm.

(Saturday Roller Disco 6pm – 8pm).
Stockeld Park is perfectly located between Harrogate & Leeds, LS22 4AN. Please see our website for full details on our opening times, prices & events.

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Stockeld Park is perfectly located between Harrogate and Leeds and is now open throughout all the school holidays, bringing jobs, revenue and family fun to the area.

Stockeld Park is set within 2,000 acres of woodland and parkland and was awarded ‘best family day out’ in the national Hudson’s Heritage Awards.

The Stockeld Park estate has been in the same family for over 150 years and has become known as Yorkshire’s largest and finest Christmas tree farm as well as a unique family day out. Owners, Peter and Susie Grant, continue to develop and invest in the attraction supported by a small dedicated team.

Stockeld Park was shortlisted in the 2013 WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE WHITE ROSE AWARDS in the best Tourism event of the year and Outstanding Customer service categories as well as being awarded a Guinness world record for the largest number of Elves gathered in one place.