The Museum is open daily from 10am until 5pm (closed 1st January and 24th-26th December annually).
The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a unique place where the history of mining over several centuries is preserved both above and below ground.
Call:01924 848 806
YSP welcomes families and aims to be as family-friendly as possible. In the open air, children are free to run around, making the most of our 500 acres of historic parkland.
With 60 works in the open air, there are many hidden treasures to hunt for, and unlike traditional galleries, at YSP you can touch the sculptures. Family favourites in the Park include Playground by artist collective Greyworld, a musical sculpture that children will love to step across, and Crawling by Sophie Ryder, a half woman, half hare made from domestic items and plastic toys.
Families will also enjoy walks in the newly restored lakes and woodland where they’ll discover bridges, follies and incredible historical features including a Greek-style summer house, a now land-locked Boat House, an Obelisk, Stepping Stones and a magical Shell Grotto.
Facilities for families include:
Baby changing at YSP Centre, YSP Learning and the Bothy Gallery
Highchairs in the Restaurant and Café
Family-friendly food and drink, unlimited tap water
Pocket money souvenirs and affordable children’s accessories available to purchase in the YSP Shop and Café
Downloads for families
Downloads are available to enhance the family experience- click here
For more resources, including downloadable tours and podcasts visit the Learning section
There are regular family-friendly events to take part in at YSP. Find out about upcoming activities
FREE (parking charges apply and some vents also have a small charge)
West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
Come and enjoy our home made award winning Jersey Ice Cream whilst taking in the stunning views over the Calder Valley.
Entry is free, so bring the children to meet the animals. Enjoy our delicious home made ice cream and award winning sorbets, then burn off some energy in the outdoor play area.
Open 10:30am-6pm every day except Christmas Day
Perfect place to feed the ducks, get your wellies muddy and enjoy the great outdoors. Paths suitable for pushchairs and bikes it is likely to be muddy though so be prepared!
Charges apply 8am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Pay and Display Machine
Maximum stay: 10 hours
Up to 1 hour – 60p
Up to 2 hours – £1
Up to 4 hours – £1.30
Over 4 hours – £1.70
At the Pugneys Watersports Centre you can try your hand at a fantastic range of activities.
Good paths for bikes, pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is also an outdoor adventure playground for the children.
Outdoor gym trim trail, Download the free documents here
Call: 01924 302 360
open 9am-5pm 7 days
Cafe serving breakfast, coffee, drinks and English cuisine.
Suitable for children.
Takeaway and outdoor seating available
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays, except local school holidays and bank holiday Mondays
Please note that Gallery 5 (Hepworth Gift) and Gallery 6 (Tim Sayer) will be closed on Saturday 17 September, 11.30am – 2.30pm, due to a private event.
LATE NIGHT OPENING
Wed 28 Sept, 10am – 6pm
Thurs 6 Oct, 10am – 9pm
‘One of the finest contemporary art museums in Yorkshire’ The Independent. Free entry. Closed Mondays except local school holidays & bank holidays.
Look out for our Explore & Draw stations in the galleries. Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries and create your own artworks.
Borrow an Explore & Draw tote to discover the artworks in the gallery with your family.
Available to borrow from the Picnic Area.
Suitable for families with children aged 2-12.
Call 01924 247 360