Nestled in the extensive and beautiful woodland of Stockeld Park, the Enchanted Forest is transformed into a magical mystical wonderland from 20th October 2017 until 8 January 2018 when it is Illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights and illuminated sculptures.
The Enchanted Forest is filled with mysterious characters and exciting themed play, lining the meandering forest path. In addition there are four large and imaginative adventure playgrounds spread out through the forest. There is so much to do for children of all ages and much to inspire the imagination of young and old alike. Explore our new play area, the ‘Spider’s Lair!’; a wonderful web of climbing nets, tunnels, jungle bridges, slides and zip wires.
The magical illuminations continue right through all of November and into the festive season of Christmas. We stay open until late to make the most of the wonderful displays. This year our beautiful lake will be the focal point of a fantastic illuminated display with exciting new additions. A mermaid has been washed up on our shores and a magical illuminated fountain will play alongside the stunning lighting effects and the twinkling deer, flamingos and penguins.
Meet Russell the talking tree, encounter the mystical elf, Figgy Pudding, in his tree or invade Tepee Encampment play area, climb and swing in Tangle Tree climb or the new Spider’s Lair with its bridges and rope tunnels, slides and zip wire. Some of the play areas will close at dusk for your safety but the lights stay on everywhere else.
All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Entry is free for children under 2 years old.
Date for your diary for next Halloween! During our Halloween Adventures, the forest is the backdrop for spooky happenings – witches telling stories by day and we host some Fright Nights for the BRAVE!!! (over 8 years old).