Days Out Wakefield

Free activities

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Mumblers in other areas

If you’re planning a staycation or a day out outside of Wakefield with the kids you’ll want to make the most of your time and money.

Why not use other Mumbler sites to do research on the area that you’re visiting?

We now have fully operational sites in the following areas;

Yorkshire:

Harrogate Mumbler

York Mumbler

Hull and East Riding Mumbler

Ripon and Nidderdale Mumbler

Leeds (North Leeds Mumbler, West Leeds Mumbler, South East Leeds Mumbler, Wharfedale Mumbler)

Ryedale Mumbler

Scarborough Mumbler

Calderdale Mumbler

Barnsley Mumbler

 

Further afield:

Stockport Mumbler

Stratford upon Avon Mumbler

Norwich Mumbler

Crawley Mumbler

Stourbridge and Kingswinford


Featured Listing

National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery WF4 4

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


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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton WF4

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“The perfect antidote to the stuffy and staid traditional gallery environment, here families are free to wander through the Park’s 500 acres without constraint. A uniquely family-friendly modern art experience.”
Junior Magazine

 

 

 

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
Picnic areas
Pocket money souvenirs and affordable children’s accessories available to purchase in the YSP Shop and Café

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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

Family events
There are regular family-friendly events to take part in at YSP. Find out about upcoming activities

Please see our school holiday section and events calendar for details of events for families and Children plus lots of open spaces indoors and out for all ages to enjoy, a great family day out!

FREE (parking charges apply and some vents also have a small charge)

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG


Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour, Whitley WF12

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


Hettie Hikes Family Hiking Group

We are a Facebook-based group for mums, dad’s babies and toddlers based in Stanley in Wakefield. We are a new group but fast growing in following with the aim of introducing a new generation of children to the glorious nature Yorkshire is abundant with.

    We aim to be a fun and sociable way of interacting mums with other parents and kids with their natural environment. As well as the social aspect we also encourage mums to escape the house and daily grind whilst getting fitter in the process. With regular walks ranging from simple pram friendly walks around Newmillardam to baby rucksack only hikes in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales we aim to cater for all levels.
Join our group here

Newmillerdam Country Park, Wakefield WF2 6QQ

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!

Car park

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


Pontefract Castle (year round)

Dungeon Tours Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional Tours in school Holidays (Adults £3, Children £1.50)

School Holiday Activities and workshops, check out our events calendar for details

Castle Entrance is FREE


Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield WF2

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


Tee Cup Cafe, Elsecar Park S74

@Elsecar Park

open 9am-5pm 7 days

Cafe serving breakfast, coffee, drinks and English cuisine.

Suitable for children.

Takeaway and outdoor seating available


The Hepworth Gallery School Holidays (year round)

The Hepworth Gallery always has activities on for children during term-time and weekends but also during school holidays.

You’ll find their art camps listed on our school holiday and fun clubs page, all other events at the Hepworth are on our events calendar.

Many events are free although some incur a charge.