The Quirky Dales tourist site is set to reopen in 2022


ONE of the North East’s most popular tourist attractions is reopening for the 2022 season.

The Forbidden Corner, in Middleham, Leyburn, has become famous for its quirky rides, tunnels, puzzles and surprises.

But things should be a little different this time around with the addition of new attractions and renovations to its Corner Cafe.

A large horse sculpture is set to be unveiled when it reopens, providing an ideal photo spot alongside the famous ‘I Survived the Forbidden Corner’ stock set nearby.

New attractions are also on the way with the installation of unusual stone sculptures placed all around the park for visitors to explore.

Various snacks will be available for purchase for customers, such as hot drinks, sandwiches, soft serve ice cream and homemade donuts as part of a new area known as “The Potting Shed”.

The area is set up to have plenty of outdoor seating for patrons to enjoy the scenery while grabbing a bite to eat.

The Corner Cafe has also undergone a major overhaul with the addition of new artwork and paint, as well as a refreshed menu board and a bright, open dining area.

To mark the reopening, a brand new app will be launched which will challenge visitors to solve a variety of puzzles as they journey through the park’s gardens.

The team is known for its popular events over the years and this year should be no different with several events scheduled including a bigger than ever Halloween themed extravaganza, as well as summer barbecues and parties. Christmas markets.

Despite the recent storms, the gardens are looking better than ever with the team working around the clock to clear the area of ​​brash and leafy greens and maintain the attractions in preparation for welcoming guests on Friday April 1st.

Darren Weatherill, Operations Manager for The Forbidden Corner, has worked at the park for over 17 years and said, “I am very pleased to see how our customers are responding to the new and exciting changes we have implemented since last season. We’ve made some big changes to our cafe with a focus on reducing the time spent waiting in line.”

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