Yorkshire Scultpture Park

Address: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG (Sat Nav WF4 4JX)

Getting there: Wakefield Westgate is the nearest main line station, around seven miles from YSP. A taxi from the station costs approximately £10. London King’s Cross to Wakefield takes approximately 2 hours. For times and fares visit nationalrail.co.uk. The 96 bus runs daily between Wakefield and Barnsley, with regular stops at YSP.

 

Opening times: Open daily (except for Christmas Day) from 10am, until 5pm in Winter and 6pm in Summer.

Distance: There are 500 acres of parkland to explore.

Wheelchair/Pram friendly: If you are using a buggy or a wheelchair you are best travelling on the pathways throughout the Park. Staff at the Information Desk can advise you on the best routes. You can also hire a mobility scooter or wheelchair free of charge (subject to availability).

Additional activities: There are 80 sculpture in the open air to discover.. You can also enjoy walks around the lakes and surrounding woodland where you'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.

Parking and any fees: There is parking on site. Admission to the park is free but there is a fee for parking. The fee is £3 for up to one hour, £6 for between one and two hours and £10 for all day. 

Facilities and refreshment options: The YSP Centre holds a restaurant, a shop and toilets with baby changing facilities. There’s also an information desk where you can ask staff to help plan your visit. There are also picnic benches dotted around the park. 

Website link: https://ysp.org.uk/

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Events link: https://ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/events

Credit for recommendation to: May Norman

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