Thorney Close Primary School

"Where Learning Blossoms..."

Year 1 - Year 6 visit to Stockeld Park - 11.12.19


Stockeld Park, Wetherby

Year Group

Year 1 – 6

Sycamore, Oak, Poplar, Fir, Spruce, Larch, Cedar and Hazel Classes

Miss Jepson, Mrs McCreight, Miss Graham, Mrs Wright, Mrs Prior, Mr Vaughan, Miss Keast and Miss Chedzoy.


Wednesday, 11th December 2019

8:45am – 5:45pm. The visit will last the full day so please be on time for school and try not to arrange any appointments on this date. To maximise our time at the forest we would like children to be in school for 8:45am. We will be returning to school after the end of the normal school day.  We will endeavour to return back to school by 5:45pm however please be aware that heavy traffic sometimes causes a delay which is out of our control. We will try to keep you informed of any such delays with a text message.  Due to the late return to school all children must be picked up by a responsible adult.  Please state who will be collecting your child on the attached consent form.


There will be 30 adults on the visit.  Adults may include school staff/school governors/parent helpers and students currently on placement in school.

Cost of the Visit

To help cover the cost of the visit we are asking for a parental contribution of £12.00. The school believes wholeheartedly in the value of these experiences, and subsidises the cost of all visits as much as possible in an attempt to ensure that these opportunities are accessible and affordable to all. However, the school seldom has the financial resources to pay the full costs. Consequently, a voluntary contribution is normally requested from parents/carers to make up the shortfall. This contribution is genuinely voluntary, and neither you nor your child will be treated differently if you are unable to contribute. However, if we do not receive enough contributions towards the visit we may not be able to organise such experiences in the future.  Contributions can be made via the epayment system or by cash/cheque at the school office.  If you are unable to make this contribution, then please contact Mrs Jenner in the school office or on 0191 5250808 to discuss a payment plan or to see if you may be considered to apply for a school bursary.  Please note contributions may be made in instalments up until the day of the visit.

About the Visit

Stockeld Park in Yorkshire is where magic is made and adventures begin! Nestled within ancient woodland, Stockeld Park hosts a Christmas treat that everyone will love. The park has a real outdoor ice skating rink, an Enchanted Forest filled with interactive sculptures and a playground, a huge snowflake maze and a Nordic ski trail. Children will have the opportunity to spend the full day at the park participating in some of these wonderful festive activities.  Not only is our aim to bring the magic to Christmas to all the children but to develop many personal skills including; teamwork, communication, resilience, determination and physical skills.  At the end of this fun packed day everyone will enjoy a hot chocolate while they soak up the Christmas atmosphere of the park.


Year 1 and 2 children will be provided with a school packed lunch under the Universal Free Infant School Meals Scheme. The school will provide children entitled to a free school meal with a packed lunch.  All other children will need to bring their own packed lunch. Remember children carry their own bags on the visit.


Children will need to wear warm waterproof clothing. Coat, hat and gloves are essential – children need gloves for skating/skiing.  Throughout the day children will wear skating and ski boots so it is recommended that they wear or bring a thick pair of socks with them.   Please ensure your child is wearing comfortable shoes/wellingtons that you don’t mind getting dirty and that they are suitable for walking around Stockeld Park.  Please note, children will be outside for most of the day, so they need to be warm.

Additional Info

Please check the weather conditions on the day and be prepared i.e. warm waterproof coat

Further information about Stockeld Park can be found at: