With three brand new play areas to discover, a pump track for bikes, woodland trail, steam train and signal box, plus acres of green space to picnic and play, there’s no shortage of opportunities to explore, play and discover at Scolton Manor this summer.
As well as the new eco-explorer village tucked in a lovely shady part of the woods, there’s a brand new ‘Scolton Express’ wooden play-train and pirate ship – not to mention the well-loved play area, Manor House, beautiful walled garden and Edie’s Tearoom, which serves delicious home-made cakes, lunches and other refreshments.
“We’ve introduced several new features to Scolton and are delighted that they are proving so popular,” said Mark Thomas, manager of the site.
“Years ago, Scolton might be a place where you visited for an afternoon or morning; now we’re confident that we have so many interesting places to see and things to do that you can come with your family all day and still not have seen everything!
“We’re looking forward to welcoming many more visitors to enjoy the peace and quiet and natural setting for themselves.”
Also new is the Scolton Farm Shop near the car park, which sells takeaway refreshments as well as local produce and craft items made by Norman Industries including bug and bird boxes, hand-painted glassware and more.
There’s also the popular bee-keeping centre at the top of the site, which is offering beekeeper taster sessions through the summer holidays, including a tour of the beekeeping centre, and (weather permitting), a chance to see the workings of a hive – kitted out in beekeeper suits of course!
Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economy, Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said it was a perfect family day out.
“We’re very proud of all the new and improved activities on the site, and would urge anyone who hasn’t been for a while to make a visit – it’s a great alternative to the beach with lots of nice shady areas for children to play.”
Parking charges apply. A seasonal car parking pass (which lasts 12 months from when you purchase it) is £25 and available from the Station Farm Shop near the car park.