Things to do
Get the kids to leave iPads and other electronic devices at home and let them roam free! There is a play area in the Bottom Field and we now have a willow tunnel at the far end of the New Field. Of course, there is plenty of space for young ones to jump on their bikes and explore, kick a ball around or head to the woods for den building, nature trails and hide and seek. Collect a nature trail booklet from the shop or reception so that the kids don't miss out!
We also have Have-a-Go Archery sessions for adults and children running on the park. Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, we have been unable to run the sessions during 2020 and 2021, however we hope to be back to normal for 2022. Geoff is a qualified instructor and runs 30-40 minute sessions on Saturdays including fun shoots with balloons for the kids with a chance to win a trophy! In 2022, we hope to run competitions on Sunday mornings (depending on numbers) with a chance to win a holiday voucher! Our first sessions will run Easter weekend and we run them every Saturday throughout the spring/summer season and into autumn if the weather permits (depending on numbers). Adults £7, children £5.
Nature Safari runs Den Building and Campfire sessions over the spring/summer season. This involves a den building competition followed by cooking kebabs, marshmallows and hot chocolate on the fire pit! Sessions are suitable for 6-11 year olds and cost £7 per child. Parents are welcome to join in but aren't needed to supervise. Booking in advance strongly recommended.
Crafty Devilz visit the park in August and help us perfect our circus skills! Learn how to spin plates, juggle, blow giant bubbles along with many other tricks. A free event for park guests. Please see our events calendar for dates.
Join fairandfunky for their SCRAPtastic workshops! Children of any age can get creative with the outdoors, nature and environment in mind and transform everyday scrap into birdfeeders, animal masks, bee and butterfly mobiles, animal yoghurt pot puppets! £4 per child, Booking in advance essential. Please see our events calendar for dates.
Dogs are very welcome and the surrounding woodland is ideal for walking, however we do strictly ask that they are kept on a lead on the park at all times. With or without a dog, the woods are just a starting point for lots more walks from the park (although a dog may come in handy to pull you up the hills here!) If you prefer shorter walks with a pub at the end, Brockholes village with The Rock Inn serving food is an 8 minute stroll away down the lane or along the riverside through the woods. Or The Travellers Rest is an extra 5 minutes walk on from The Rock Inn and serves good food. The village also has a store and take away. For ideas about walking routes, we have plenty of information in the shop. You could even bring your GPS for geo-caching – there are a couple waiting to be discovered around the park. A great way to encourage the kids to get out walking!
If you’re into angling there is plenty of fishing to be done here with our small lake taking centre stage and the River Holme running around the park. Whatever you decide to do here on the park, the ducks are always looking for a snack! We sell duck feed in the shop especially for our friendly campsite pets!