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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefiled, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG
01924 832631
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park
near Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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.

It is no longer free to visit (in the past you paid £12 to park) but instead is just £6 per adult and free to anyone under 18 years. There is a bus that stops there. 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 are even some Damien Hirst sculptures there now until 2022.

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.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

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?

*Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. It is currently just £6 per adult and free to anyone under 18 years of age. Prebooking is essential.

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 please follow this link.

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?

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

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