I grew up in Yorkshire, not that far from the Yorkshire sculpture park. We used to visit a lot when I was growing up. Since I moved to Cheshire, I don’t get to visit as much as I’d like but my parents still live nearby so we still go when we can. We went for the day a few weeks back and had a lovely time. I love viewing the sculptures but I also love the scenery too. There is lots of space for children to run around which is always bonus.
Parking costs £8 for the day which seems expensive but there are no other admission charges. If you took a picnic, the parking would be your only spend. There are several in door galleries as well as lots of sculptures in the open air. The indoor galleries include this beautiful converted chapel.
Another gallery is the longsdale gallery which is located about 3km away. Its a lovely circular walk but not ideal for pushchairs (that said we did manage it). There is also a free regular minibus from the main car park. I believe there is also a free minibus to the Hepworth gallery but we didn’t try that as there is plenty to see on site.
One of the things I love about the Yorkshire sculpture park is that there is always something new to see. They also have a lot of sculptures that I remember from my childhood visits.
This sculpture is a newer one by the artist Niki de Saint Phalle. We visited a sculpture park full of her sculptures on our honeymoon in Tuscany so it brought back lovely memories.
This is another new one and completely different to anything I’ve seen as the image was a moving one of a horse galloping. The ladybird seemed to like this one too.
We had a lovely dinner at the restaurant (pulled pork wraps). Compared to the food served at many tourist attractions the food is really good and great value for money too.
The Yorkshire sculpture park is a great day out for families and I can not wait to go back again. In fact we are already planning our next trip since part of last years London poppy display is currently on display there until 10th January 2016.