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Children's Activity Event, Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018, free entry


Summer @ The Pit

Summer @ The Pit


Visit the National Coal Mining Museum this Summer - there's so much to do, you may need to visit more than once!

Caphouse Colliery:

-Travel 140m underground with a miner as your guide on their unique tours.
-Explore the Museum, exhibitions and original colliery buildings.
-Visit the stableyard and meet our horses and horsekeepers.
-Meet one of the Living History Characters & learn more about the coalmining heritage.
-Climb & play on the fab adventure playground.
-Explore the Nature Trail.

Hope Pit:

-Take the 'Seaside Special' train ride to Hope Pit and visit the Beach!
-Giant sandpit with deckchairs (buckets & spades available to purchase on site)
-Family craft actvities, Monday-Friday from 12.30pm
-Beach Hut throughout the Summer @ Hope Pit selling delicious summer treats & ice cream
-Blacksmith's Forge : Open Wed-Sun

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

NEW Adventure Playground

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry



See location of National Coal Mining Museum for England on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 252164  Lat: 53.64376 Long: -1.61925

By Road:
Leave the M1 at jct 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the 1st right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: Yorkshire Traction Bus 232 from Wakefield Bus Station. Drops off outside the Reindeer Inn.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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 cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

NEW Adventure Playground