Monday January 16, 2017

Places to visit in and around Wakefield

Attractions

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National Trust property: Nostell Priory and Parkland - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details.
Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 1QE

Diggerland prides itself on having something fun for all ages – and with 18 rides and drive there really is something for everyone! Experience the thrills of spinning around fast in a Giant Digger bucket on the Spindizzy ride, operating a Giant...
Castleford West Yorkshire WF10 5NW

If you are looking for a free but quality day out and need fun activities to entertain the family, then you will love Castleford Forum Museum and Library! Have fun learning about an Iron Chariot; the Romans in Castleford; rugby, marbles, mining...
Castleford Forum Library and Museum, Carlton Street, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 1BB

Go on an adventure 140m underground, go wild on the Nature Trail, explore the Galleries and meet our ponies. Visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England and explore the 41-acre site to discover the hidden world of mining through the...
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH

Fired Art Designs Pottery is a "Paint your own pottery" studio. Set just outside of Pontefract with a third of a acre of garden to play in. The pottery seats 30 and has a large painting area and a gift shop with craft materials in it. We do...
The Firs 17 Mill Hill Lane Pontefract West Yorkshire WF8 4JA

Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger, Katie or Jay, our six friendly little engines here at the Kirklees Light Railway the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains. Climb aboard our little trains for a scenic journey along our 15”...
Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 9XJ

Part of the University Library, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery is a hidden gem at the heart of the University of Leeds campus. The Gallery offers innovative contemporary exhibitions and displays treasures from the University Art Collection...
University of Leeds, Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT

The Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery is a public exhibition space housed by the University of Leeds, rooted in Yorkshire and open to the world. The Gallery is the public face of the exceptional Special Collections held at the University of...
University of Leeds, Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT

The Marks in Time Exhibition at the M&S Company Archive celebrates the role that Marks & Spencer has played in peoples’ lives for 130 years. Here, you can explore the development and impact M&S has had on the social history of Britain. From...
M&S Company Archive, Michael Marks Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT

Don’t rein in your excitement and thrill. Find a bouncy outlet to pour out inhibitions and go on an ecstasy ride. Energetic trampolines are calling you for moments of unbound joy and spontaneous revelry. Take your family to a park that brims with...
Redcote Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS4 2AL

Have fun discovering Bradford with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Bradford? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh...
Starts: National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1NQ

Time really does stand still at Brodsworth Hall, one of the most unusual visitor attractions in South Yorkshire. Inside this beautiful Victorian country house almost everything has been left exactly as it was when it was still a family home....
Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7XJ

A Victorian village church, open every day between 10am and 4pm, on the Kirklees Way and a number of other well known walks. Features a Henry Holiday pre-raphaelite window, and a 1900 Peter Conacher organ restored to its original condition. Toilet....
Dean Bridge Lane, Hepworth, West Yorkshire HD9 1TR

Ashley Jackson, has had an extremely distinctive and illustrious life in the world of art. Since opening his first gallery back in 1963, he has become one of the country’s leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.His unique...
Ashley Jackson Galleries, 13-15 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth, Huddersfield West Yorkshire HD9 2JR

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families. We are the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK. Nothing is behind a glass cabinet! We have over 400...
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2NE

It’s no wonder majestic Conisbrough Castle has become one of the most popular attractions in South Yorkshire. The lofty 12th century keep of this very well-preserved building, now complete with its restored roof and floors, is a spectacular sight....
Conisborough, Nr Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN12 3BU

Awarding winning Stockeld Park - where magic is made & adventures begin.... Nestled within ancient woodland, Stockeld Park hosts its Summer Adventure. We have a retro roller rink, Enchanted Forest with adventure play areas, a massive maze,...
Stockeld Park, North Yorkshire LS22 4AN

Standedge Tunnel occupies a unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside. More importantly, it is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out in Yorkshire. As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, visitors...
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road (off Reddisher Road), Marsden, Huddersfield, N, Cheshire

National Trust property: East Riddlesden Hall - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details.
Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD20 5EL

Discover Sheffield’s Best Kept Secret Sheffield Manor Lodge is a unique heritage attraction with Tudor ruins, Farm, 1940s Cottage, Café, Bramall Court and Artists’ Studios all set in a beautiful urban meadow landscape.When you visit...
389 Manor Lane South Yorkshire S2 1UL

Open Air Steam adventure. A wonderful Heritage Steam Railway in West Yorkshire. Use it to visit Bronte Country and the village of Haworth or just for the fun of riding the train. Set in the 1950s, steam trains and some diesel trains Steam Trains...
Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4HP BD22 8NJ

Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th Century. Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.The soaring early Gothic transepts of this...
Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S66 8NW

It’s the stunning view you get of the historic city of York that makes Clifford’s Tower one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire. Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle,...
Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9SA

Discover the medieval townhouse of the Priors of Nostell and Mayor of York. Rediscovered in the 1980’s under a relatively modern façade, the stunning building you will see today has beautiful exposed timber frames, high ceilings, and possibly...
Barley Hall, Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 8AR

Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, snakes and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day. Free-flying Bird Displays take place daily, featuring spectacular birds...
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 4EQ


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