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Children's Activity Event, Mon 12 - Fri 23 Feb 2018, free entry


Nostell Priory House

Nostell Priory House


Estate Office

01924 863892


Doncaster Road,

Events at this Venue


Mondays 12 and 19 February
Go wild on half-term Mondays, making sticky bird feeders for our feathered friends in the garden. As nature wakes up from winter, you’ll make some nutritious goodies and fantastic feeders for the birds in your garden. With plenty of lard, seeds and pine cones, you’ll have lots of messy fun and help the birds build up their energy in the colder months too! Whilst you’re here, why not take a wander through the gardens and see how many species you can spot? This is a great activity for littlies under 7 but all ages welcome.

Tuesdays 13 and 20 February
Celebrate National Nest Box Week on Tuesdays this half-term by building a home for the birds in your garden.
Natural nest sites for birds such as holes in trees or old buildings are disappearing fast as gardens are ‘tidied’ and old houses are repaired. At Nostell, we’ll have all the wood and tools you’ll need to craft a home for the feathered friends in your garden. You’ll learn woodcraft skills at the same time as helping with vital bird conservation. Suitable for children age 5 and over. £4 per person, no booking needed.
On 20 February, you can also join the digital treasure hunt. Pick up your geocaching device from our local expert and head out on a parkland adventure.
Wednesdays, 14 and 21 February
Bring your bikes on Wednesdays to head out on a two-wheeled adventure in the parkland. We’ve two bike-only cycle trails through beautiful woodland that are perfect for families. Choose from the green route, great for little legs or the blue route with a few more ups and downs for a bit more of a challenge. Why not have a go at cycle orienteering? Pick up your map from the ticket office.

Thursdays 15 and 22 and Fridays 16 and 23 February
Be inspired by the changing seasons and get creative with today’s craft activities. Take a wander around the gardens to find colours, textures and shapes that inspire you and then get your creative juices going with hands-on creative crafts. Don’t forget to share your mini masterpieces with us on Facebook and Twitter #minimakers

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 12 - Fri 23 Feb 2018


Free entry



See location of National Trust Nostell on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 407171  Lat: 53.64883 Long: -1.38574

By Road:
On the A638
5 miles south east of Wakefield towards Doncaster.
Sat Nav postcode: WF4 1QA

Parking charges:
£4.00 for all day parking

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: 485, 496, 498 from Wakefield Bus Station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups