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From this small acorn the imaginative and unique Christmas Adventure was born with the first Illuminated Enchanted Forest in England, filled with twinkling lights and festive fairytale sculptures.


To this was added the only illuminated yew tree maze in Yorkshire as well as a large outdoor ice rink and a unique artificial Nordic ski trail.  In 2011, amongst other awards, Peter and Susie won the Historic Houses’ ‘Best Family Day Out’ award for their creative diversification of a traditional estate.


Stockeld Park House is a beautiful Georgian Mansion set in a magnificent Yorkshire parkland designed in 1763 by the celebrated architect, James Paine, who also designed Nostell Priory and the stables and famous bridge at Chatsworth. It was originally built for Sir William Middleton but family tragedy and scandalous, costly divorce meant the estate was sold to Robert John Foster, the great grandfather of the present owner, in 1875.


Stockeld Park is still very much a home and is the centre of a 2000-acre agricultural estate, which is made up of beautiful rolling parkland, extensive farmland and Yorkshire’s finest and largest Christmas tree plantation. 


This was one of Peter Grant’s early initiatives to diversify the estate and today there are some half a million Christmas trees in the ground!


At Stockeld Park, life never stands still – the family and their close team are constantly striving to ensure that the Estate continues to prosper and bring joy to future generations of family, employees, and visitors alike.  In 2013, they added imaginative themed adventure play areas, a go kart track, large inflatable play and an indoor play area and the Summer Adventure was born.  The adventure park is now open every school holiday and is enjoyed by thousands.



We would like to wish a warm welcome to one of our newer stockists, Port Sunlight garden centre. They have taken a great range of sweetie cups from vegan to fizzy and retro to foamy, something to suit everyone.

If you are over this way do pop in, have a browse and a coffee in the lovely cafe and pick one of our sweetie cups up of course!


We are pleased to announce that we are now stocked in Chestnut House, Established in 2016, Chestnut House is fast becoming THE place to shop on Ullswater, located in the heart of Pooley Bridge, adjacent to the newly refurbished Crown Inn, they are an independently run off licence, food, drink and outdoor clothing store.

For stockist enquiries please email help@mrbigtops.com and one of our team will gladly assist you.


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Wyke, Bradford

BD12 9NT

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