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Kinsley Greyhound Stadium

96 Wakefield Road, Kinsley, Pontefract, WF9 5EH, Tel: 01977 610946, Email,

Fancy a night out with a difference? Head to Kinsley Greyhound Stadium and experience the thrill of the chase with friends and family.

Mental Health Museum Wakefield

Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, WF1 3SP, Tel: 01924 328654, Email,

Ever wondered what mental health care was like in the 19th century? Now you can find out at The Mental Health Museum.

National Coal Mining Museum for England
VistEngland VAQASWhite Rose Award Winner

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, WF4 4RH, Tel: 01924 848806, Email,

Go on an adventure 140m underground, go wild on the Nature Trail, explore the Galleries and meet the retired pit ponies - family fun for FREE!

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Nostell Priory House
National Trust

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4 1QE, Tel: 01924 863892, Email,

Created in the 18th century by master craftsmen, Nostell was built to impress. Located just 5 miles from the centre of Wakefield, the treasure house is surrounded by parkland and gardens brimming with seasonal colour.

Newmillerdam Country Park

Barnsley Road, Newmillerdam, Wakefield, WF2 6QP, Tel: 01924 303980, Email,

Newmillerdam Country Park and Boathouse is a popular location for walking, fishing, cycling and a great place to see wildlife.

Newmillerdam Village Green

School Hill, Newmillerdam, Wakefield, WF2 7SP, Email,

Newmillerdam Village Green sits in the heart of the picturesque village of Newmillerdam and is home to over 130 species of wildlife.

Normanton Market

Westfield Market, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2AT, Tel: 01977 727196, Email,

Normanton Market has 18 shops selling a wide range of goods.

Notton Wood

Keeper Lane, Notton, Wakefield, WF4 2PB, Tel: 01924 860280, Email,

A wildlife haven and an excellent space for walks and cycling.

Ossett Market - Outdoor

Town Hall Precinct Street, Ossett, Wakefield, WF5 8BE, Tel: 01924 305907, Email

There are 35 stalls in the Ossett market offering a wide range of goods.

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  • Rail station: Wakefield Westgate (3 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
Pontefract Castle

Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH, Tel: 01977 723440, Email,

Pontefract Castle has many stories to tell, with links to Kings and Queens, famous battles, lengthy sieges and royal infidelity!

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  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Market Flowers Wakefield District

Market Place, Pontefract, WF8 1AU, Tel: 01977 722725, Email,

Pontefract Market hall offers a wide selection of local products and is open six days a week.

Pontefract Museum

5 Salter Row, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1BA, Tel: 01977 722740, Email,

Enter a world of discovery at Pontefract Museum and learn about the town’s history and its interesting fascination with liquorice!

Pontefract Park

Pontefract Park, Park Side, Pontefract, WF8 4RD, Tel: 01977 723491,

Visitors to the Park can enjoy a stroll along tree-lined walks and lakeside.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Pontefract Racecourse

The Administration Offices, Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract, WF8 4QD, Tel: 01977 781307, Email,

If it’s an equine experience you’re after then you won’t go wrong if you decide to visit Pontefract Racecourse.

Pugneys Country Park

Asdale Road, off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ, Tel: 01924 302360, Email,

Push the boat out for an outdoor family adventure at Pugneys Country Park.

Queen's Mill

Aire Street, Castleford, WF10 1JL, Tel: 01977 556741, Email,

Sitting on the banks of the River Aire Queen's Mill was once thought to be the largest stone grinding mill in the world.

The Ridings Centre

Ridings Shopping Centre, Almshouse Lane, Wakefield, WF1 1DS, Tel: 01924 787787, Email,

With independent boutiques alongside highstreet favourites, the Ridings Shopping Centre is sure to have something for everyone.

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  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Rosse Observatory

Carleton Road, Carleton , Pontefract, WF8 3RJ, Email,

Do you often find yourself gazing skywards; do you have a hankering for the heavens? If you’d like to experience the skies with celestially minded companions Carleton Community Centre at Pontefract is the place for you.