Forbidden Corner to reopen with new attractions

The Forbidden Corner.

Richmondshire attraction The Forbidden Corner is to reopen after the winter this Friday.

The venue in Coverdale has announced new attractions and improvements ahead of the new season.

A large sculpture depicting a horse is set to be unveiled.

There’s also unusual stone carved sculptures placed around the park for guests to discover.

Various snacks will be available for guests to purchase such as hot drinks, sandwiches, soft-serve ice creams and homemade doughnuts as part of a new area known as ‘

A new outdoor cafe take-away ice creams and fresh donuts has also been created.

The main cafe has also had a major overhaul with the addition of new artwork, as well as a refreshed menu board.

To mark the reopening a brand-new app will be launched which will challenge visitors to a variety of puzzles along their journey through the park gardens.

Several new events have also ben lined up including Halloween themed extravaganza as well as summer barbecues and Christmas markets.

Darren Weatherill, operations manager at the attraction, has worked at the park for over 17 years.

He said: “I am very excited to see how our customers respond to the new and exciting changes we have implemented since last season.

“We have made big changes to our café with a focus on reducing time spent queuing as well as creating a vibrant, fresh grab and go offering with our fantastic chef.

“In the attraction itself we have refurbished some areas that were starting to look a bit tired with either something brand new or a fresh take on the original concept which means even returning visitors will have the opportunity to discover something new.”

The Forbidden Corner was originally built as a private folly but due to public demand was opened to the public in 1994.

The park celebrates everything weird and wonderful with an array of sculptures, hidden statues and water features.

Speaking about the park’s uniqueness Darren said: “If you have never visited or have not been for years, now is the time to do so!

“We have invested heavily into the attraction this year and have some very exciting plans in the works.”

Schools and larger groups are also welcome with packages available on request.

Tickets must be booked prior to arrival and can be purchased year-round with visitors advised to book a few weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more information about the park and to book your tickets visit the park’s website here.