image for Food and Drink Event item typePicnic in the Castle at Pontefract Castle

General Event, Sat 8 Jul 2017, free entry

Picnic in the Castle

Picnic in the Castle


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 13 Apr Easter Dragon Egg Trail
Sun 23 Apr St George's Day
Sat 24 Jun Proms in the Castle
Sat 8 Jul Picnic in the Castle
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep Heritage Open Days
Sat 14 Oct Lioness Lantern Parade


This July kick start your summer with the family and head to Pontefract Castle for their annual Picnic in the Castle.

Bring your picnic and relax and enjoy live music from a local band, craft activities, games for all the family and more.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Jul 2017 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry



See location of Pontefract Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 460222  Lat: 53.69421 Long: -1.30481

By Road:
M62 jct32
Continue onto Park Road (A639)
Turn left onto Southgate (A645)

For car parking:
Turn left onto North Baileygate. Car park located off Beech Hill. WF8 2JF

Disabled car-parking spaces are available at the Castle gates (approach via Spink Lane or Micklegate).

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill/Baghill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Walk from Pontefract town centre via Horsefair, Micklegate and Castle Chain.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups