“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
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)