There are four story trails now around Wakefield, which involve a bit of activity to encourage children to do the walks! My absolute favourite is the Gnome Roam, which is a 1.8 mile walk through the beautiful forest at Newmillerdam to find the Gnomes. At each gnome you have to do a little activity! Another popular choice is the Room on the Broom Trail at Anglers, where sculptures and models are based on the popular story. To learn more about the other story trail walks click HERE.
3. Reel Cinema
Take a trip to the cinema in The Ridings Shopping Centre. All ticket are only £3.50 for films starting before 1pm and from £4.00 for all film starting after 1pm.
Remember Free Parking when visiting cinema too.
Almshouse Lane, Wakefield WF1 1DS
4. Earnshaws Woodland Trail
Woodland trail walk around Earnshaws Fencing Centre including fairy doors and information about local wildlife, play equipment as well as loads of summer houses and sheds for the kids to play in!
Drop in to Wakefield Cathedral on Minday 30th May, 10am – 3pm as they host a family free craft day on the theme of Kings & Queens!
No booking necessary
Wakefield Cathedral, WF1 1HG
6. Half Term @ Pit
Get into the spirit and make your own flags to parade around site, learn how to lino-cut at Caphouse Creators, challenge yourself to one of our trails and head to our adventure playground and Nature Trail for some fresh air.
NCM, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, WF4 4RH
7. Pontefract Castle
Discover the story of one of Britain’s most important castles, so vast and powerful that it was known in its heyday as the Key to the North. This is a great place for exploring, play hide and seek and having a play on the castle themed adventure playground!
The Lodge Castle Chain, Pontefract WF8 1QH (SAT NAV WF8 2JR)
8. Wigfield Farm
Open currently on weekends, this farm is only £1 entry per person with under 2’s free! The farm has a wide range of animals including meerkats, horses, cows, goats, shetland pony, miniature zebu, donkeys, pigs, sheep, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits!
Haversland Lane, Worsborough, Barnsley, S70 5NQ
9. Explore the Outdoors
If you fancy a Spring Scavenger Hunt, The Woodland Trust Nature Detectives have an amazing scavenger hunt pack you can download here and other ideas and respources perfect for Spring nature exploring – click here