We’ve been awarded a Silver Gilt at Yorkshire in Bloom


Yorkshire in Bloom is a charity and is our regional body representing the Britain in Bloom campaign that is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

YiB organises annual competitions to encourage communities of whatever size; small villages, towns or a big city, to make a positive and lasting improvement to their local environment for the benefit of local people, and it is not just about planting flowers and hanging baskets.
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2016 Finalists Announced

White Rose Award Finalists 2016

After winning the award for “Best large visitor attraction” at The White Rose awards last year we are delighted to announce that we are once again a finalist for this years award!

We would like to thank all our visitors and colleagues for their continued efforts to make The Forbidden Corner an extra special place to visit for all.

We are now open and tickets can be booked here .

White Rose Awards 2016

We’ve won ‘Best Large Visitor Attraction’!

White Rose Award Winners

White Rose Best Attraction WinnersWe are absolutely thrilled and proud to announce, The Forbidden Corner has just won the Award of “Best large visitor attraction” at The White Rose awards on Monday 9th November 2015.

We’d like to thank all our visitors and colleagues who make The Forbidden Corner an extra special place to visit for all.

Book your tickets to see us over December on selected dates and we can’t wait to see you again next year when we re-open from April.

Find out more about the Awards here : White Rose Awards 2015

Halloween 2015 at The Forbidden Corner

It has become a bit of a tradition to have a week long celebration here at The Forbidden Corner, what else would you expect from The Strangest Place in the World?

This year our Halloween Week will run from Saturday 25th October until Sunday 1st November 2015. There will be a Halloween Quiz running throughout the week as well as a Lost Bones hunt in the gardens. There will be prizes, so make sure you get your visit booked!

As always, there will be a fancy dress competition on Saturday 31st October for the children with prizes going to the best costumes, so start planning your spooky outfits and practising your best menacing face.

Admission is by pre-booked tickets, which you can purchase from the Online Booking section of our website, or by calling 01969 640638.

White Rose Awards Finalist

We’ve been nominated!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are a finalist in the White Rose Awards, for the large visitor attraction sector. Congratulations to all others that have been shortlisted

About the White Rose Awards

The Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards is the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK. Our awards recognise and reward the very best of the industry throughout Yorkshire. The awards recognise a wide range of achievement in tourism provision, such as best large and small hotels, pubs, restaurants, camping and caravan sites and cultural events. Awards applications open in early spring and winners are announced at the awards ceremony which typically takes place in October or November each year.

We are proud of our rigorous and independent judging process. The independent WRA 2015 judging panel is chaired by Colin Mellors, Pro-Vice Chancellor of York University and also includes Elaine Lemm, Food Writer, Nicola Furbisher, Yorkshire Post Managing Editor and customer experience expert Mark Bradley. The panel meet to draw up a short list for each of the categories. This is followed by 6 weeks of mystery shopping undertaken by specialist companies. Finally, the judging panel spends a challenging day deciding winners.

Find out more at : http://wra.yorkshire.com/finalists

Buy the Forbidden Corner Books!

Learn more about The Forbidden Corner

Ever wanted to know more about the owner of The Forbidden Corner and find out how (and why) the place came to be? This book is a must read and a glimpse into the mind of the creator.

Buy online here

Forbidden Corner Adventure Book Series

There are now two new books in the Forbidden Corner Adventure Series, The Straw Dog and Winter Wonderland.

The Straw Dog

The Straw DogThis is the third book in the series and continues the adventures of Nicholas, Lulu and Tobey. In this book the children get scared into an underground cavern by a magical dog. Whilst exploring the cavern, they soon discover that the dog might not be as scary as what is lurking just around the corner!

Buy The Straw Dog book online

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Christmas 2014

Meet Father Christmas at The Forbidden Corner

Meet Santa 2014

Santa Claus is returning to The Forbidden Corner again for 2014. On Sunday 7th, 14th and 21st of December, he will be in our own grotto ready to hear what you want for Christmas, find out if you have been naughty or nice and receive a present for each child visiting (which is included in the admission price).

In a four acre walled garden, you can lose yourself in the underground labyrinth of chambers and passages that make up Santa’s grotto.

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