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Picnic Site

Picnic Hire

Picnic Hire


Cafe Team

01977 798389


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 28 Jul Stained Glass Style
Mon 30 Jul - Sat 4 Aug Attack & Defence
Wed 1 Aug Yorkshire Day
Sun 5 Aug Green Man Workshop
Mon 6 - Sat 11 Aug Unexpected Discoveries
Mon 13 - Sat 18 Aug Medieval Tournaments


Want to enjoy a picnic at the castle?

Then why not hire a picnic basket, flask and blanket to take with you into the historic grounds of Pontefract Castle for the day.

Pack your basket with some of your favourite Yorkshire goodies from the Liquorice Café, including freshly made sandwiches, home baked scones, cakes and more.

To book, please contact the Liquorice Café team on: 01924 798 389

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


£20 deposit for your basket, flask and blanket



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 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