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Theme attraction Stockeld Park is gearing up for a busy summer season.

The award-winning site, which started life as a winter themed attraction, is to host three special events during its daily opening from July 15 to September 7.

A spokesman for Stockeld Park, near Wetherby, said: “To kick start the summer season and to inspire young explorers to get outside and enjoy nature, CBBC star and TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson will be performing live on Saturday July 18.

“Naomi who stars in Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature, Wild!, Live ‘n’ Deadly and Wild and Weird will give an insight into her wildlife and will be joined on stage by the Reptile Rangers and their amazing creatures.”

The first weekend of opening also hosts The Martin House Colour Run on Sunday July 19 when hundreds of people are expected to run through a blaze of colour as they navigate the 3.5km course across he Stockeld Park Estate.

Fundraisers will start the course in a bright white t-shirt and finish as unique work of art to raise funds for the attraction’s charity of the year.

To register to run call 01937 844569 or visit events@martinhouse.org.uk. Registered runners will also receive a third off the entry price for entrance to the Summer Adventure on the day.

To Celebrate Yorkshire Day on Saturday August 1 Stockeld Park is launching a Superhero weekend. Across the two days children and adults are invited to turn up dressed as their favourite Superhero and those that do will receive £1 off the cost of a day pass.

Mascots PomPom and Stanley will be joined by the performing heroes from Make a Wish entertainment for Superheroes workshops throughout the day.

And there will be a Hero catwalk to strut their stuff on and share super power secrets to be in with a chance to win a prize.

Other activities include the roller rink, electric scooter trail, Go Kart track and the popular Enchanted Forest, with its themed playgrounds.

Stockeld Park won the Hudson’s Heritage Awards best family day out award.