image for Children's Activity Event item typeYorkshire Day at Pontefract Castle

Historical Event, Wed 1 Aug 2018, free entry

Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

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Make a reight good day of it at Pontefract Castle this Yorkshire day on Wednesday 1 August.

Ever wondered what the range of a Civil Wars cannon or musket was? Want to know how tough life really was for those stuck in the castle surrounded by Cromwell’s army? Find out at our special Yorkshire Day celebrations at the Castle.

Come and relax is the historic grounds of Pontefract Castle and listen to a traditional brass band concert (The Band of the West Yorkshire Police) and find out discover what it was like as a soldier in the garrison of Pontefract Castle during the English Civil Wars.

Pop into the visitor centre for a fun, free craft activity. Make a fabulous Yorkshire Rose spinner, not only will the kids have fun making it but lots of fun playing with it too! Spend some time exploring the History of Pontefract Castle exhibition and pop into the Liquorice Café for something delicious.

For more Yorkshire Day celebrations take a short walk into Pontefract town centre and Friarwood Valley Gardens.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 1 Aug 2018 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry

Also see



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