Park:Pontefract Park

Park, free entry

Pontefract Park

Pontefract Park

The lake at the park

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Pontefract Park,
Park Side,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 26 Jun Wakefield Armed Forces Day


Pontefract Park has a large and enclosed playground full of exciting activities for the children, a lake for boating and fishing and wide open spaces to relax in.

Pontefract Park also provides sports pitches and a golf course.

The north section of the park called "Pontefract Park North" was designated a Local Nature Reserve, offering a range of habitats and often forming complex mosaics of vegetation; with grassland, a lake, as well as woodland, wetland and small areas of open water.

The more energetic can take advantage of the 2 mile/125yds track on the inside of the race course for running or
walking pets.

Home to the around 20 events each year, some of these include:
•Extreme Stunt Show
•Circuses and Fun Fairs
•Various cross country races
•Family Fun Days

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility Facilities


Free entry


See location of Pontefract Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 447227  Lat: 53.69954 Long: -1.32336

By Road:
From Wakefield City Centre:
Follow the A61 (Kirkgate)
Continue onto A638 (Doncaster Road)
Bear left at Black Road
Continue on A655
At Loscoe Lane Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto B6134 (Havertop Lane)
Continue to follow B6134
Turn left at Ackton Lane (B6134)
Continue to follow B6134
Turn left

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Pontefract Tanshelf Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities