Frequently Asked Questions

And the answers, of course!

What are the winter ticket refund/voucher options given the uncertainty of COVID?

In order to answer any questions or concerns around cancellation options for the Halloween & Christmas Adventures, please see our winter refund/voucher options below.
If the site can’t open due to a full lockdown or the government restricts you from travelling to us (and you email us at least 24 hours before your visit is due) you’ll have two options:
– Option A: 100% of monies paid onto a voucher that can be used within 12 months.
– Option B: Full refund minus 10% admin charge. (* in this scenario please do not contact us, you will receive an email detailing the process).
If our area, or the area you live in, is put under tighter restrictions following your booking and you therefore need to rearrange your visit:
– 100% of monies paid onto a voucher that can be used within 12 months (as long as you email us at least 24 hours before your visit is due).
If a guest cannot come due to experiencing symptoms:
– 100% of monies paid onto a voucher that can be used within 12 months (as long as you email us by 9am on the day of you visit).

What safety measures have you put in place to ensure that guests can safely enjoy their visit during the COVID-19 outbreak?

You will notice some differences as we have adapted the park to the new normal, and initially we have to limit the amount of guests each day to ensure that we can maintain the necessary social distancing.
Rest assured that we have reviewed everything, from social distancing measures, changes to our activities and enhanced cleaning regimes. We are confident that you will feel comfortable and able to enjoy your time with us safely, and make plenty of new memories with your family.
Click here to read our blog with all of the details you need to know about the measures in place to keep us all as safe as possible when  you visit Stockeld Park.

What time do activities close?

Halloween Adventure – last entry to activities is 4:45pm and the park closes at 5:30pm.


Christmas Adventure – last entry to the Forest and Adventure Playgrounds is 3:15pm, the Forest and Adventure Playgrounds close at 4pm. Post 4pm the illuminations will be turned on in the forest. You’ll be given a time slot post 4pm for the illuminations if they are included in your booking. The park closes at 10pm.


On Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve last entry to activities is 6:15pm and the park closes at 7pm.

What are your amended opening times over Christmas & New Year?

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the park closes at the early time of 7pm, with last entry to all activities at 6.15pm. The park is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Are all the activities outdoors?

Yes. We are an outdoor attraction, so our activities are out in the fresh Yorkshire air!

What are the supervision guidelines?

All minors (paying and non-paying) under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over at all times. This is not only for the safe-keeping of the park, but also in case of a medical emergency – we are unable to treat anyone under 16 without parental consent. Please refer to section 5 of our terms and conditions for more details.


Can I bring a picnic?

During the Halloween and Christmas Adventure we don’t have facilities for picnics, however we do have various food outlets and our restaurant that serves food throughout the day.

What should I wear?

Wear some sensible outdoor shoes. It can be muddy and wet at times especially in Winter.

Can I book Santa?

Santa is a very popular chap! When you pre-book a park ticket online, you will get the opportunity to pre-book a Santa’s Grotto ticket for the same day as your park booking.

All children need a ticket to see Santa and recieve a toy. Babes in arms so not require a ticket for the Grotto unless you would like them to receive a toy. 2 adults free per paying child. Max group size is 6. Only book same date as park entry.

Do you have food outlets at the park?

Yes, we offer varied outlets during the different seasons. See our Eat & Drink page for more details.

Can I pay by card onsite?

Yes, we have card machines at all till points. We are now operating as a cashless site.

I have purchased online tickets but I have not received my confirmation email

Check the tickets have not gone into your junk mail. If you still do not have them please email and our team will be able to help you.

Are there any restrictions on the activities?

Most of our activities are open to all ages. However we do have restrictions on the below;

  • Roller skating – While we do not have an age restriction for the roller skating, our smallest boot size is child’s size 8.
  • Dragon Swing – we recommend ages 4 and over.
  • Ice Skating – We advise that children less than 4 years of age should not skate. All children under the age of 8 should be accompanied on the rink by an adult. Adults supervising children from 8 to 17 year olds may watch from the side of the rink.
  • Nordic Skiing – We recommend it for anyone aged 6 and up (although it can be quite tiring for little legs!). All children under the age of 8 should be accompanied on the ski track by an adult (18 or over). All children aged 8 to 17 years should be accompanied by a responsible adult on the ski track or walking along the parallel trail.
  • Nordic skiing, ice skating and roller skating is NOT suitable for pregnant women, anyone with a heart condition or anyone still recovering from an injury.

Do I need to print my tickets purchased online?

No, you do not need to print off your pre purchased tickets. You can show the tickets on your phone or tablet at the ticket office.

Do I need to book?

Yes, you’ll need to pre-book your tickets to visit us.

Do you offer group booking rates?

Group bookings are currently unavailable due to covid.

What postcode should I use for my sat nav?

We are situated on the A661 between Wetherby and Spofforth. Use LS22 4AN for your sat nav.

Do you offer concessions for disabled visitors?

We allow one free carer for every paying disabled person upon provision of a Max card, carer’s pass, written confirmation from your local council stating that you are a carer for that person or proof of DLA or PIP.

How do I apply for seasonal work at Stockeld?

Please fill in this application-form-2016 and send it to

Are there toilets and baby changing facilities?

Yes we have toilets and baby change facilities in our main building. We also have toilets in the Enchanted Forest at Gretel’s Cabin. In winter, we also offer toilets at the Lakeview Café.

Can I reach you by public transport?

Yes, the 770 bus runs from Leeds to Harrogate and stops right outside our gates.

Can I bring a dog?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on site for hygiene reasons.

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