So, yesterday, as an end-of term treat, we decided to take the kids to Stockeld Park, Wetherby for some sunny day shenanigans. It just so happened that I’d managed to blag free opening day VIP event tickets, but that’s neither here nor there. I’m not going to give a biased review just because they gave me free BBQ, and plied Gem with wine in an actual wine glass (none of that plastic cup nonsense). No siree.

Luckily for them, we had a fantastic time and I don’t even need to be biased. Which saves me from having a moral dilemma.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s a masterfully edited video of what we got up to, with carefully planned vertical video and all…

So, we played on pedal go-karts, an inflatable death slide, went for a scooter ride round an enchanted forest (full of fairy tale statues and such), played on one of the four grounds, got lost in a maze, and attempted to roller skate.

All in all we had a fantastic day out, helped by lovely weather (almost everything is outdoors, bar a café and a couple of indoor bouncy things). The only downside I felt was that my legs were really sore from riding the electric scooters so much. But that’s more that I’m a wuss than anything.

We also had a lovely ice cream, and a browse in the very reasonably priced gift shop, which also had a fancy craft area, although it was neglected due to the lovely weather.

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A family (of 4) ticket costs £42 at the time of writing, and the electric scooters cost an additional £5 a go. I consider this very reasonable value for a full day out, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a sunny day.

Stockeld Park is open in most school holidays, and holds special events at Hallowe’en and Christmas. They also host weddings and private parties if you like that sort of thing. I’m already planning our Hallowe’en visit, especially to take the kids for a wander around the Enchanted Forest in the dusk, which should be spooky and awesome.

You can find Stockeld Park’s official site HERE, as well as catch up with them on TWITTER, FACEBOOK and GOOGLE+

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