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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
YSP welcomes families and aims to be as family-friendly as possible. In the open air, children are free to run around, making the most of 500 acres of historic parkland. 
With 60 works in the open air, there are many hidden treasures to hunt for, and unlike traditional galleries, at YSP you can touch the sculptures. Family favourites in the Park include Playground by artist collective Greyworld, a musical sculpture that children will love to step across, and Crawling by Sophie Ryder, a half woman, half hare made from domestic items and plastic toys.
Families will also enjoy walks in the newly restored lakes and woodland where they'll discover bridges, follies and incredible historical features including a Greek-style summer house, a now land-locked Boat House, an Obelisk, Stepping Stones and a magical Shell Grotto.
 
Facilities for families include
Baby changing at YSP Centre, YSP Learning and the Bothy Gallery
Highchairs in the Restaurant and Café
Family-friendly food and drink, unlimited tap water
Picnic areas
Pocket money souvenirs and affordable children's accessories available to purchase in the YSP Shop and Café
Admission is free,
Parking  fees apply
All day: £7.50 
1-2 hours: £5.00 
Up to 1 hour: £2.50 
Motorcycles are free - please donate.
Coaches - please report to the Information Desk on arrival.
Parking charges apply to all visitors including blue-badge holders.
 

YSP is a charity. Entry to the whole of YSP is free. Your parking fee supports everything they do.

Admission

Admission to Yorkshire Sculpture Park is free

Opening Times
 

YSP Centre & Shop: 10.00-17.00
Galleries, Restaurant & Café: 10.00-16.00

Longside Gallery is currently closed and will reopen on 5 April 2014
Gates locked: 18.00
Closed 4 April, 24, 25 December 2014

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Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.