The Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner, Middleham: Hours, Address, The Forbidden Corner Reviews: 4.5/5

The Forbidden Corner
4.5
Amusement & Theme Parks
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Tim M
7 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Love this place but it does need a bit of attention to detail as it’s looking a bit tired in places. Light bulbs missing fountains not working blowers not blowing. And the story of the mice and the cat would be amazing if the lighting was sorted and every thing was given a bit of an overhaul and given a good dust. There was a few broken things which distracted from the overall effect. Plus there seemed to be lots of niches and alcoves that should have had something in them but didn’t , but of a shame really🙁
Written 26 May 2022
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Comments Noted ... Thanks for your review. We have just recently had a huge Senior Management change and are looking at everything as we love the attraction and the Estate and want it to be at its best. The Cat and Mouse is a current project we are looking at but as I think you may agree a lot of things in the Forbidden Corner are bespoke and take time to redesign and plan in as well when to change as we are limited with work during opening hours. There are 5 acres of walled gardens with many alcoves and many areas to develop I agree. Thanks Again The FC team
Written 26 May 2022
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Ernie F
Colchester, UK26 contributions
May 2022
This is a superb place to visit!
However it is almost impossible to describe because it is so many different things: it's a maze, a folly, a fantasy, a ghost walk, the list goes on and on.
There are different things around every corner, different views, different buildings, different surprises and quite a few tricks.
We are in our 70's and when we booked it we wondered what we'd let ourselves in for; thinking it was for children or the younger generation. How wrong we were. It's for everyone. We stayed much longer than we thought we would, about four hours and we still didn't manage to find all its hidden surprises and treasures.
Go with an open mind, immerse yourself in the experience and just enjoy.
Absolutely brilliant!
Written 20 May 2022
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Steve B
2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Me and my partner (both 40+) spend our one day off a week exploring all over North Yorkshire. Waterfalls, caves, rivers that sort of thing. So when she proposed going to Forbidden Corner I definitely didn't think it would be my sort of thing (I'm an adult for God's sakes!!) Once there it was like we were both children again. Loved every second and every turn held yet another sight, surprise or soaking! Despite being mature and logical the whole place had me lost and bamboozled for ages and i still think we missed big chunks of it. Would highly recommend to anyone. It's humorous, pretty, engaging and surprising. Even the car park toilets had me amazed!! I dont know honestly how to describe the place as it seems to roll so many genres into one, haunted house, maze, historic building, show garden, playground and art exhibition all in one venue. Worth every penny and we will be dragging more of our adult friends along with us so they can be big kids too. Top marks!!
Written 16 May 2022
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Linda F
9 contributions
May 2022
Oh wow! I've wanted to visit here for a long time and it exceeded my expectations. There were two of us (adults) and we had such a laugh. It doesn't look that big on an aerial view of the property, but it's what you can't see that makes it exciting too. We certainly got lost exploring the site, which makes it all the more fun. We visited during the week when the schools were back, so it was fairly quiet and mostly seemed to consist of other adults and some families with smaller kids. I wouldn't want to visit on a weekend as I imagine it will be chaos,but fun for those with kids. A school trip did arrive in the afternoon, which elevated the noise level, but because it was otherwise quiet, it didn't detract from our enjoyment.

I highly recommend this as a place to visit, we were there longer than expected and had a lot of fun.
Written 15 May 2022
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Lynne D
3 contributions
May 2022
A great family day out for all age groups. We were three generations (all very agile) ranging from 7 to 68 with a couple of teenagers thrown in for good measure and we all had fun. Each of us got wet along the way and there was a surprise around every corner. We enjoyed it so much we retraced our steps several times. The restaurant served good food and the potting shed was a lovely place to stop for an ice cream at the end of our day. Would certainly recommend it.
Written 3 May 2022
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TPert
Hove, UK9 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We loved it - two young adults both 30. We ran around the whole place like hysterical children having the best time. Had no expectations of what it would be but really loved every minute. Brilliant fun.
Written 27 April 2022
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Many thanks for taking the time to post a review that made me smile !! Best thing is to have no expectations and go in with an open mind which you did we look forward to welcoming you back soon many thanks The FC Team
Written 29 April 2022
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A M
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Wow!!!! Today was our first visit to Forbidden Corner! STUNNING!!!!! We had the most fantastic day!!! I am absolutely blown away at the place!!! The attractions to see while there are just phenomenal!!! We will be absolutely returning and I have recommended to all our friends and family!! I already can’t wait. The only thing that touched a nerve was our arrival. We were early and were told by one lady we couldn’t enter until our time, which was absolutely fine. We were happy to have a look around the gift shop etc. Another lady asked me why I was lurking around. I explained we were early and had been told we were to wait (again no problem) but the lady told me to go in early anyway cause we looked like we were lurking with intent. That was the only thing that made me feel a little unwelcome, but actually it didn’t dampen the day AT ALL! I honestly think this is one of the best places to visit! Absolutely brilliant!’ Thank you so much for allowing us to have a fantastic family day!
Written 24 April 2022
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Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the forbidden corner we are a very busy tourist attraction and are at peak time at the moment our main priority is safety of the business and getting people into the attraction at their allotted time apologies if you felt a little uncomfortable present company excluded !! but we have had some issues over Easter with goods going missing from the shop…. volume of people it would seam one member off staff on admissions wouldn’t have spoken to the to another member… Unfortunately it's the old proverb of one bad apple and as I said before do not take offence we are simply protecting us… we look forward to welcoming you again
Written 25 April 2022
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Jessica H
Staffordshire, UK31 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
What can I say about this place other than fabulous! Creepy, scary, funny, mad - we had a great 4 hours wandering about, meeting dead ends and getting lost. Such an imaginative place - two adults, two teenagers and one child all had a brilliant time. Just when we thought we had seen it all we would find another door or passageway. Fantastic! We will definitely return next time we visit Yorkshire. Loved it!
Written 22 April 2022
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Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us we look forward to welcoming you again soon and hopefully getting lost again as we have done our job correctly !!!!!!
Written 25 April 2022
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Tr4v
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
This place is just bonkers! We entered the park through a large mouth leading swiftly to the tiniest door I've ever squished myself through. We felt like Alice in Wonderland. Each door / path led somewhere new and you just get completely lost. Can feel slightly claustrophobic in places, especially when you want to leave the park and can't because you can't find an exit. But I suppose that is the point! We went with two 10 year olds and spend 3 hours but could have spent more as we couldn't find all the things on the checklist. We would love to visit again sometime.
Written 20 April 2022
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Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us we look forward to welcoming you again soon and hopefully getting lost again as we have done our job correctly !!!!!!
Written 25 April 2022
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Benchambers99
Caversham, UK26 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Went today with three our three boys ages 4-11ams their grandparents. Had no expectations as people that recommended it kept mysteriously quiet about what we had in store.

We were not disappointed, loads to look at and play with and some great surprises. Not going to spoil anyone’s fun, you’ll have to go yourself and experience it.
Written 20 April 2022
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