As Summer turned to Autumn, we enjoyed some lovely little adventures in our glorious county of Yorkshire.
A fabulous FREE, yes that’s right, absolutely free (you just pay for parking) day out for all the family to enjoy, is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, located in West Bretton, near Wakefield.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park or YSP for short is currently celebrating 40 years of “Art without Walls” and is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming over 400,000 visitors, including 48,000 learning visits each year!
The park is set out over many acres, with new exhibitions arriving at the park regularly throughout the year, meaning there’s always something new to see, making it a great attraction to visit and enjoy time and time again.
Of course we didn’t get to see everything the park had to offer on our visit this time, but some of the highlights of our day included:
For more information on all of the exhibitions currently on display at YSP, please see their website – https://ysp.org.uk/exhibitions
The park is open daily except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
10.00–17.00 Grounds and YSP Centre
10.00–16.00 YSP Restaurant and Café (10.00–17.00 Weekends)
10.00–16.00 Underground Gallery
10.00–16.00 Bothy Gallery
17.00 Gates locked
The Chapel, Longside Gallery and Garden Gallery are currently closed and will reopen in 2018 with new exhibitions.
Want to try your hand at Sculpting? Check out “Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine” suitable for all the family –
As mentioned earlier, please see the YSP website for more information on upcoming events at the park!
A few last things to note:
The park is spread out over often uneven terrain, so again, please consult their website for disabled access information.
The park is dog friendly and dog walkers can enjoy many a different walk with stunning views across the park, but please see their website for areas that are not suitable for your dogs.
The park has it’s own restaurant, where visitors can enjoy locally sourced hot and cold food and drink, freshly prepared and served daily, whilst taking a break and enjoying the unspoilt Yorkshire landscape! Open seven days a week from 10.00–16.00 (17.00 in BST). Hot food served daily until 15.00.
We hope this has given you a bit more information on the park if you’re yet to visit and we wish you a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring day out!