Steven Bruns book signing on the 13th July with special guest Dreygo the Dragon!

To celebrate the release of two new books for ‘The Forbidden Corner Adventures’ series, author Steven Bruns will be hosting a signing session on Saturday 13th July.

The Forbidden Corner’s very own grand wizard Stoln Cairngorm will be here with us aswell and he has promised to bring along his pet dragon Dreygo. He has assured us that Dreygo will be on his best behaviour and will be fed before he meets any children. Dreygo will be making serveral appearances throughout the afternoon with a few breaks in between.

We will also have facepainting available 12-4pm.

Tour de Yorkshire 5th May 2019

The Tour de Yorkshire route will be passing The Forbidden Corner entrance gates again on Sunday 5th May 2019

We will of course be open for business as usual, but there will be some brief road closures between 2.15 – 3.20pm while the race passes by our entrance gates on the Carlton to Middleham section.

Visitors already on the estate are encouraged to wander down the park and view the race as it passes by.

Halloween 2018 at The Forbidden Corner

Our Halloween Week returns for 2018. From Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November, we will be having Halloween themed events.

If you visit on any day between these dates you can take part in The Forbidden Corner Halloween Quiz, with prizes for those that can find the lost bones hidden throughout our gardens.

On Wednesday 31st October, we are holding our Fancy Dress Competition.
Get on your best scary costume and you could win a prize.

If you want to visit The Forbidden Corner during our Halloween Week, then head over to our Booking Page or call 01969 640638.

The Forbidden Corner ‘Save our Tower’ Petition

The Forbidden Corner has delighted and continues to delight many, many visitors of all ages each year and the attractions have been steadily increased over the years that it has been open to the public.

The latest new attraction, has met with the disapproval of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority who served a notice requiring its removal. Their objection seems to be based upon a fear that the appearance of the Tower will confuse visitors who may mistake the building that has been constructed with the genuine old buildings that are nearby. The Parks Authority are also concerned that the Tower will interfere with views up and down the Dale.

On the 20th of August 2018, a government planning inspector informed us that we had lost our appeal and that the Tower would have to be demolished to an acceptable height, which would mean we are only left with the bottom archway.

We would like to demonstrate to the Planning Authority that the public and families are in favour of keeping the Tower and that it will help to further promote the attraction and surrounding area.

If you would like to support us, please sign the petition at :

White Rose Awards 2018 Finalist

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are finalists in Welcome to Yorkshire’s prestigious White Rose Awards 2018.

We have been nominated for Large Attraction of the year and are extremely excited and thrilled to be shortlisted for this award.

Standard higher than ever as shortlist released for top tourism awards

Judges for the prestigious White Rose Awards have revealed their decisions have been tougher than ever as they’ve unveiled the shortlist of this year’s finalists.

The awards, which are the biggest celebration of tourism in the UK recognise the very best businesses in Yorkshire. The 17 categories cover everything from hotels to holiday parks, pubs to producers and arts to attractions.

A thousand people will attend a glitzy award ceremony later this year when the winners and runners up will be announced.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

“The White Rose Awards are the largest and most prestigious in the UK’s hospitality and tourism industry and we have some really exciting finalists this year from both new and established businesses.

The awards are a brilliant opportunity to shine the spotlight on the fantastic experiences to be had in Yorkshire.”

A list of finalists and more information about the awards is at

See our profile on