Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest stately homes, has opened its new
adventure playground, Skelf Island.Magically inhabited by the otherworldly Skelves, this new addition to the Yorkshire tourist attraction will enhance its family offer and encourage children to reconnect with nature.
Legend has it that Skelves have been inhabiting a secret world over the water of Castle Howard’s Great Lake for centuries. They are said to cause mischief and mayhem high up in the trees, interact with the birds and protect the wildlife.
This summer, young visitors willbe invited over to Skelf Island to take part in an adventure like no other while learning about the special wildlife and ecology of the estate.
Skelf Island has ingenious treetop nest structures, connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment suitable for all ages. In addition to the new playground, families can learn all about the magical gang of Skelves on the island, which have been brought to life by illustrator Steve Pearce, especially commissioned by Castle Howard.
An illustrated children’s trail, puzzles, Boathouse Cafe and summer boat trips on the Great Lake complete
the perfect family day out.
For opening times, admission, discounts etc please visit http://www.castlehoward.co.uk