the Yorkshire sculpture Park

the Yorkshire sculpture Park

IMG_2900 IMG_2912 IMG_2873 IMG_2764 IMG_2818I 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.IMG_2855 IMG_2897 IMG_2896 IMG_2892 IMG_2885

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.IMG_2773

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



  1. September 15, 2015 / 9:49 am

    That looks like a fantastic place to visit for the children to run around and see some very interesting sculptures too in a beautiful location. If we ever go up north I’d love to visit.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

  2. September 15, 2015 / 10:06 am

    Have wanted to go to this place for years! Your photos have made me want to go even more!!!

  3. September 15, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    we went here earlier in the summer (I think there is a write up on my blog too!) it’s a fab place and you’ve shared pics of things we didn’t get chance to see x

  4. September 15, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! I would love to visit, adding it to my list of places to visit the next time I go to Yorkshire. This would also be a great post to link up to #Whatevertheweather linky, it opens on Wednesday at 7am for family outdoor posts, link is on my blog. 🙂 xx

  5. September 15, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Oooh thanks for sharing this place with us. I’m now very tempted to go but I think I’ll have to lure hubby there by saying that loads of geocaches can be found in the county too. #LetKidsBeKids

  6. September 16, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    This place looks a bit magical, I’ll remember this for the next time we go up north. Lovely pictures. Becky x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  7. September 17, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    This looks so interesting, I’d love to go! #letkidsbekids

  8. September 20, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    I’ve never heard of this place but it look great. I just googled it and it about 2 and a half hours away from us. I might try and find places around it so that we can make a weekend of it in the caravan!

    Thanks for linking up t #ToddlerApporvedTuesday

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