The Forbidden Corner, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is spread out over four acres of gardens. These aren’t ordinary gardens. It is a magical place with surprises at every turn and tunnels, caves and follies to explore!
The Forbidden Corner isn’t particularly suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs as there are a lot of steps and narrow paths.
The nature of the place is that you discover things as you go round so telling a child what to expect would be quite difficult. You will be given a sheet with pictures of things to look for but it might be an idea to do a bit of research online before you go to find pictures to help prepare your child.
Avoid the cafe as can get busy. There is a picnic area. We ate in the car park before going in and took snacks.
The Forbidden Corner can get busy but as it is large it wasn’t very crowded when we went. However I have heard that if you are there at the same time as coach tours it is a lot busier all the way round.
When you book you are given an entry time but not an exit time so the earliest entry time will give you the least busy time.
Be aware that there are a couple of parts where a small child could fit through and an adult couldn’t!
There are areas that are inside and quite dark.
You don’t get a map as part of the fun is exploring and finding your way so if knowing where things are like toilets is important then it is worth asking for information at the entrance. Alternatively you can find members of staff walking round the attraction in high vis vests who will be able to point you in the right direction.
The Forbidden Corner can be found at: http://www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk You need to book tickets in advance online or by ringing 01969640638.