Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Yorkshire Sculpture Park review

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located halfway between Wakefield and Barnsley. It is advertised as art without walls and it is set in a vast parkland that you can spend hours walking around.

Make sure you pick up a paper map when you arrive. It helps you to plan your route and to find sculptures that you might want to see. The park covers 500 acres and the sculptures are spread out far and wide. Some of the sculptures do change throughout the year but if you are lucky you may see a Barabara Hepworth or a Henry Moore.

There’s a great range of sculptures to find and if your kids are anything like mine they will love finding them (and posing by them for photos). There is a long lake walk with bridges, dams and a few follies along the way. A lot of the paths are very bumpy and uneven so leave your buggy at home if you can. If you want to only use accessible paths then you can ask for advice on the best route to take. Please be aware that there is a big hill at the park.

FAQ and Further Information Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Is there food and drink available?

There is a couple of cafes on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

500 acres of parkland with lots of sculptures to be found plus follies, a lake and more. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – Adults £9 each and under 18s are free, .

Is there parking?

Parking is included in your ticket.

When are they open?

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is open all year round except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For up-to-date opening times and dates u003ca href=u0022https://ysp.org.uk/visit-us#timesu0022 target=u0022_blanku0022 rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022u003eplease follow this linku003c/au003e.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted on a lead. They are not permitted in indoor areas, around the upper lake or menagerie wood. Assistance dogs are permitted everywhere.

Are they accessible?

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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