5 Family Walks in and around Wakefield this Spring
Published 20th March 2020
I think we’ll all be looking to get some fresh air and exercise these next few weeks! The government have said that exercise is fine as long as you keep 2 metres away from other people, not in groups and do not go into crowded places! Basically following the social distancing guidelines.
Here’s what’s open in the local area:
1) Nostell Priory (7.30pm 21st March – NOW CLOSED)
Credit – Nostell Priory
Nostell Priory is one of our favourites; you can walk around the extensive parkland and lake. They have closed the membership / payable areas so the house, cafe, shop & adventure playground but they are trying to keep everything else open.
The National Trust have released released their Covid-19 statements … CLICK HERE
Maybe think about going more for a walk over the fields instead of walking up the paths to the house to avoid crowds.
For more information visit the Nostell website HERE
7am – 7pm (last entry 6pm)
Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1QE
2) Yorkshire Sculpture Park
YSP holds a special place in my heart, as it’s where we got married and we love sharing this special place with Mini Mumbler too! Children are free to run around and explore the sculptures in 500 acres of parkland! YSP have closed their cafes
Why don’t you find your favourite sculpture (ours is the octopus) , become a Wild Explorer with the free trail guide (download here) or take a look at YSP’s 50 ways to play (download here).
Yorkshire Sculpture Park have released released their Covid-19 statements … CLICK HERE
For more information visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website HERE
10am – 5pm
Access is free, however parking charges apply (reduced charges at £6.50 / day)
West Bretton, Wakeﬁeld, WF4 4JX
3) Fairburn Ings
Credit – Fairburn Ings
You can enjoy the beauty of the lake on a circular walk at any time. There are always plenty of opportunities to spot birds and wildlife.
The visitors centre is now closed but trails around the reserve remain open. Parking charges have been waived.
The RSPB have released released their Covid-19 statements … CLICK HERE
For more information visit the Fairburn Ings website HERE
9:30am – 4pm
Access is free, no parking charges apply
Newton Lane, Castleford, WF10 2BH
4) Pugneys Country Park
Last October we checked out Pugrassic Park at Pugneys. You can walk around the lake, and with the help of an app and discover virtual dinosaurs!