Here at Wakefield Mumbler, we know how important it is for your family to stick to a budget. So we have come up with a list of 10 Things to do in Wakefield for £10 or Less.
Our list of 10 Things to do in Wakefield for £10 or less is a mix of days out, days in, adventures and activities to suit all families. We love to share these ideas on our Wakefield Mumbler Facebook page and Wakefield Mumbler Chat Group. Pop over to Facebook to join the conversation.
Wakefield residents can visit the Hepworth Gallery for FREE. Explore the exhibitions, join in some of the arts and craft activities or visit the Hepworth Wakefield Garden. The gallery is free, but parking is chargeable. Parking available in its own car park located on Thornes Lane, WF1 5QJ.
Another FREE destination, but there are a few ice cream vans that you and your little ones may be tempted by. Explore Thornes park by foot, bike, scooter or pushchair. A super accessible park with a large playground, secret garden, duck pond and rose garden.
Regularly changing exhibitions make Wakefield museum a great, interactive place to visit for children and grownups alike. FREE to enter, the museum is location close to Wakefield Westgate train station and the bus station, so why not team your visit with a trip on public transport? Toddlers especially love a trip on a bus.
Trip on a Train
For those with children under 5, you can take them on the train FREE of charge and just purchase a ticket for yourself. An adult off peak return from Wakefield to Leeds is £6 and a child is £3 (2022). Pop a sandwich in your bag or pop in to a bakery for a sausage roll for a inexpensive snack while you’re out.
Ride a Miniature Railway
If you want to stay local but enjoy a miniature train, head to Pugney’s Light Railway at Pugney’s Country Park. With 2 hours free parking (you need to get a ticket for this), you have plenty time to have a walk around the lake and have a ride on the miniature train. Return trips are priced at £2, so a family of 5 can enjoy a trip together for £10.
Picnic in a Park
What can you pack in a picnic basket for £10. Here are our favourite picnic basket fillers:
We love a trip in to the city centre, but let shift the focus from the shops to the sites. With so many historical and modern sights to see. Why not park for FREE for 2 hours in a council car park (don’t forget to get a ticket still) and explore the Cathedral, the market hall or the Civic Quarter. Turn it in to an adventure by playing iSpy.
Arts and Craft
There are lots of venues in Wakefield that run Arts and Craft sessions. Or Messy Play sessions for littler hands. Libraries across Wakefield offer family friendly crafting sessions on Saturday mornings with all materials provides. You can find the details to each session HERE. Depending which venue you visit, parking is either FREE or inexpensive in local carparks.
Indoor Activities at Home
2020 taught us how to make our own fun at home. Sometimes when we’re sticking to a budget, staying home is one of the best ways to spend less. But what can we do at home that’s a bit different from the usual. Check out our post on Indoor Activities we thought up for a rainy day.
We all know the benefits of a Soft Play. A safe contained space where the kids can run around as fast as they can and burn all of that energy off. In Wakefield we are lucky to have some really special soft plays. You can check out some of our favourite Soft Plays HERE
We hope you love our ideas of 10 Things to Do in Wakefield for £10. We know families come in all shapes and sizes, with different budgets. So we hope your can take these ideas as inspiration and have a fab day for £10 or less.