image for Children's Activity Event item typeSiege Weekend at Pontefract Castle

Historical Event, Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018, free entry

Siege Weekend

Siege Weekend


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 5 Apr Dragon Egg Hunt
Tue 10 Apr Birds of Prey Puppets
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr St George's Day
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May Siege Weekend
Sat 23 Jun Proms in the Castle
Sat 7 Jul Picnic at the Castle


Something for everyone!

See how a medieval fortress like Pontefract Castle would have been attacked.

Have a go at the climbing wall to see how difficult it would be to scale the castles mighty walls.

Or for the more relaxed visit listen to one of our talks on medieval siege warfare.

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
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018 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 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