Things to do
Get the kids to leave iPads and other electronic devices at home and let them roam free! Our new play area which was installed in April 2022 is situated in the Bottom Field. We also 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!
Throughout the school Easter holidays our Easter Egg Trail will be set out around the park for children to solve the clues! Chocolate treats will be rewarded and entries with a full set of correct answers will go into a prize draw to win 50% off their next stay on the park! £1 per question sheet.
Scavenger Hunts is back by popular demand! A fun event for family or groups of kids, teams compete to find all the items in the fastest time (and in bingo-style just to make it more fun!) All ages are welcome, however children under 8 years must do the hunt with an adult. Children £5 each, accompanying adults free. Booking in advance of the event is essential, please call us on 01484 665819 to reserve places.
Crafty Devilz will be running Den Building sessions for the adventurous (any age welcome) in the private woodland. Teams will compete against each other and prizes will go to the best dens! The session costs £5 per child, booking in advance is essential. To book, please call reception on 01484 665819.
The Holme Valley Duck Race is a favourite amongst guests (and staff!) Select a duck (£1) from the shop, and will it be the first to reach the stone bridge?! There are fantastic prizes to be won and all proceeds go to local charity.
Crafty Devilz visit the park over the summer holidays 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.
NEW for 2023! Join River Holme Connections, a local environmental charity, for their River Explorer session! Children have the chance to get involved with local nature and up close and personal with river bugs – activities are fun and educational with an emphasis on the beautiful River Holme. Suitable for children aged 4 to 11 years, or for anyone interested in river bugs! Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult, booking in advance essential by calling the shop/reception on 01484 665819.
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 tasty food at great prices is an 8 minute stroll away down the lane or along the riverside through the woods. The Travellers Rest is an extra 5 minutes walk on from The Rock Inn and serves good food. The Jacobs Well is worth going slightly further for though - delicious food with a friendly welcome (humans and dogs!) 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!
Every year we have some fantastic local food vans on site and we've got a treat for you in 2022! The Scholes Chippy team are back and serving up their delicious fare on selected Saturdays throughout the season around 4pm - 7pm. Voted No. 1 Chippy in Yorkshire this year, a percentage of their profits go to charity. Listen out for the chippy bus horn! Please see our food calendar for dates.