The Netherlands National Circus 2018.
Wakefield, Redbeck Hotel Car Park, WF4 1RR.
Tues 20th – Sun 25th Feb 2017.
Show times. Tues-Sat @ 2:30pm & 7:00pm, Sun @12noon and 3pm only.
Our brand new show for 2018.
A fast paced, all human production, in our heated Big Top, packed full of comedy, juggling, aerial performances, balancing, acrobatics, stunts and more. Don’t miss 2 hours of spectacular family entertainment brought to you by our international cast of performers.
Box office open on site from Tue 20th Feb, 10am-8pm daily.
Discounted tickets available on-line from:
For discounted tickets text BIGTOP WAK to 60777.
Text charged at your standard network rate.
Ticketline: 0113 260 2444
Children’s birthday party packages available, see www.mycircusparty.com
Monday 19th February
Buried Secrets, 10am – 4pm
Discover the secrets uncovered around Ferrybridge Henge and create a model henge. All ages welcome, free, no need to book
Tuesday 20th February
Dress to Impress, 10am – 4pm
Is fashion a way to show off? See some examples of jewellery and clothing from the past and let us know what you think! All ages welcome, free, no need to book.
Thursday 22nd February
Iron Age Warriors, 10am – 4pm
Meet an Iron Age warrior and scare your enemies with Celtic style face paint. All ages welcome, free, no need to book.
Friday 23rd February
A-Round the Home, 10am – 4pm
Learn about Iron Age roundhouses and get a glimpse of what life was like for the Celtic people who lived in them.
All ages welcome, free, no need to book.
Saturday 24th February
There once lived a GIANT… 10am – 3pm
Let your imagination run wild on an adventure into creative writing, inspired by the storyteller Thomas de Castleford. All ages welcome, free, no need to book.
Call: 01977 722 084
Parent and Toddler sessions
You and your toddlers have the full use of the park without older kids so they have more space and can play as they learn, building confidence at their own pace. There are other toddlers around too so it’s good to mix.
Toddlers must be over 18 months but under 5 years and accompanied by an adult. One adult can accompany up to two toddlers
TERM TIMES EVERY: Mon & Wed 10:00 | Tue & Fri 13:00 | Sat 09:00
HOLIDAY TIMES EVERY: Sat 09:00
P&T THEMED SPECIALS: last Friday of every month 10:00 & 13:00 – TERM & HOLIDAYS
12th and 19th Feb
As nature wakes up from winter, make some nutritious goodies for the birds in your garden. With plenty of lard, seeds and pine cones, you’ll have lots of messy fun and help the birds build up their energy in the colder months too!
Whilst you’re here, why not take a wander through the gardens and see how many species you can spot? This is a great activity for littlies under 7 but all ages welcome.
Celebrate National Nest Box Week on Tuesdays this half-term by building a home for the birds in your garden. Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast. At Nostell, we’ll have all the wood and tools you’ll need to craft a home for the feathered friends in your garden. You’ll learn woodcraft skills at the same time as helping with vital bird conservation. Suitable for children age 5 and over. £2 per person, no booking needed. You’ll need a gardens ticket (National Trust members free).
14th and 21st Feb
Bring your bikes on Wednesdays to head out on a two-wheeled adventure in the parkland. We’ve two bike-only cycle trails through beautiful woodland that are perfect for families. Choose from the green route, great for little legs or the blue route with a few more ups and downs for a bit more of a challenge. Why not have a go at cycle orienteering? Pick up your map from the ticket office. Pick up a map from the welcome cabin or ticket office and head out along the parkland trails. FREE.
15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd 11am-3pm
Be inspired by the changing seasons and get creative with today’s craft activities. Take a wander around the gardens to find colours, textures and shapes that inspire you and then get your creative juices going with hands-on creative crafts. Don’t forget to share your mini masterpieces with us on Facebook and Twitter #minimakers.
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
Prisoners at Pontefract Castle, 11am – 3pm
Kings and soldiers have been held prisoner at Pontefract Castle. Take part in activities inspired by their stories.
All ages welcome, free, no need to book.
Call: 01977 722 740
The Hepworth Gallery always has activities on for children during term-time and weekends but also during school holidays.
Many events are free although some incur a charge.
The Theatre Royal has a number of Family shows planned for 2018. Check our events calendar for more details.
Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
A Day in the Life: The Victorian Kitchen, 10am – 2pm
Discover what a typical day in a Victorian kitchen would have been like with some fun activities and crafts. All ages welcome, free, no need to book.
A Day in the Life: Simple Sewing Samplers, 10am – 11.30am or
1.30pm – 3pm
Look at some beautiful Victorian samplers and have a go at stitching your own! Ages 6 – 11. To book visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/museumevents. Free.
Call: 01924 302 700
Family Sculpture Workshop: Bits and Pieces Wed 15th Feb 10:30am and 1:30pm
Taking inspiration from the sculptures of Tony Cragg, explore and create collages and your own sculpture to celebrate the connections between man-made and natural materials.
Suitable for ages 6+
Meet at the Garden Studio in the YSP Learning Centre
Tickets for this event are non-refundable
Together We Play 18th Feb (various times)
Uncanny Theatre is a touring theatre company based in West Yorkshire and is made up of Matt Rogers and Natalie Bellingham. Both are former Bretton Hall Students who have a strong relationship with the sculptures and Landscape at YSP. Uncanny Theatre creates visually arresting comedy theatre, making handmade set and props and creating special effects out of everyday objects.
Call: 01924 832 631