image for Parade item typePontefract Lantern Festival at Pontefract Castle

Parade, Sat 19 Oct 2019, free entry

Lantern Parade

Lantern Parade

Address

Castle Chain,
Pontefract,
West Yorkshire,
WF8 1QH

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Details

Join Wakefield Council and the Pontefract Lionesses for the annual lantern parade through Pontefract!

Expect thousands of lanterns on display in a magical parade that starts at Pontefract Castle and winds its way through the streets of Pontefract. As the parade reaches Friarwood Valley Gardens, you'll encounter a place transformed into a magical fairytale land lit by lantern light.

There will be a carnival feel as music from Leeds-based Samba band Leao do Norte Escola de Samba guides the route, and there will be spectacular fire-eating displays and entertainment for all the family, including a party with Ridings FM, plus food, drink and charity stalls.

The parade departs Pontefract Castle at 7pm heading to the Valley Gardens. Gates to the castle open at 6pm.

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

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 19 Oct 2019 18:00

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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

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 light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access