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Hidden Forest Open Days

Saturdays in school holidays (27 Jul–31 Aug)

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

23 July–29 October 2019

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Art & Landscape Tour

Every Sat & Sun (6 Apr–27 Oct) / 11.30–12.30

Join YSP volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring the art and sculpture in the landscape at YSP. – Meet at YSP Centre Information Desk  – Outdoor clothes and sturdy...


An Introduction to the Bretton Estate – Walk & Talk

Dates between 6 Apr–19 Oct 2019 / 14.00–15.00

Find out about the fascinating historical aspects of YSP’s grounds, once the location of a vibrant country estate. This hour-long walk focuses on the features and characters associated with the...

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

26 Sep 2019

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest on the Last Thursday of the month, let our artists take you and your little one on an imaginative adventure to visit a sculpture near to the Hidden Forest. Skip, jump...

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Art and Social for over 55s

26 Sep and 31 Oct 2019

Join us for tea or coffee and cake, followed by a look around the exhibitions, a gentle walk, or perhaps a drawing or making activity – tell us what you like and we’ll try to make it...


Whispering Woods: StarFlower – Open Air Storytelling Theatre

28 Sep 2019

6pm and 8pm Deep in the wild wood there is a lady, almost of this world, dressed in the riches of the forest and immersed in it's beauty. StarFlower is her name.... Journey into the lakes...

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Mister Finch: In Conversation and Book Signing

3 Oct 2019

To celebrate the launch of his new book, Perilune, join Mister Finch in conversation with writer, curator and digital consultant, Jane Audas. Finch will discuss the process of creating his fantastical...


Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

6 Oct 2019 / Tickets released on the first Monday of every month

Join us on the first Sunday of every month for interactive and immersive storytelling in the gallery.   A different story is created in the gallery every month by our spellbinding...

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The Halls at Bretton

12 Oct 2019

Hear about the early halls that were built on the Bretton Estate and how they link to Henry VIII, Temple Newsam and the Bretton Hall we know today. Explore how the original buildings influenced the...

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Winter Hanging Baskets Masterclass

16 Oct 2019

Add a splash of colour and vibrancy to your winter garden by creating your own winter basket display with Head Gardener, Terry Lee. Join Terry for a step-by-step practical masterclass and take home...


Botanicals: Hips and Haws

20 Oct 2019

Join us for a magical, relaxing day gathering and drawing plants and learning about their medicinal properties. Medical Herbalist Sue Salmon will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during...


Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Autumn

27 Oct 2019

Awaken your Senses and celebrate the beauty of Autumn at YSP with a family Sculpture walk in the beautiful parkland. Guided by an artist, we'll discover sculptures & spend time together in...


Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

29 Oct 2019–25 Feb 2020

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join and arrange. Always outdoors, Come...


David Smith: Two Dimensions – Family Photography Workshop

2 Nov 2019

Capture David Smith’s pioneering sculptures in two dimensions on this full-day family creative photography workshop. Consider how geometric shapes, materials and patterns can be transformed...


Sculpture Skills

9 Nov 2019

Spend family time together to design, create and construct your own abstract sculpture. Take inspiration from David Smith and Barbara Hepworth, pioneering abstract sculptures. Let our artist support...

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Winter Metal

16 Nov–17 Nov 2019

Work with master metalwork sculptors Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. Includes demonstration of tools, machines and their functions, including...


Festive Tree Decorations

1 Dec 2019

Join us in this family workshop to create festive decorations to treasure. Taking inspiration from David Smith and his intricate steel sculptures an artist will support your family to make a variety...


Vicki Ambery-Smith: Christmas Jewellery

7 Dec 2019

This one day course will introduce you to fine cutting and shaping, using precious metals. The course is based around Vicki’s experience and knowledge and she will guide you with your design and...


Twilight Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

7 Dec 2019

Join our Heritage Team on a walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes and woodland to discover its interesting follies and features by candlelight, as the winter sun sets. –...


Family Screen Printing

14 Dec 2019

Be inspired by the abstract drawings and sculptures of David Smith and create your own experimental design. Spray & print, playing with pattern, colour and shape to create your unique 2D designs...


Family Sculpture Walk: New Year

12 Jan 2020

Wrap up warm for a winter wonder walk and come together to experience the elements of winter at YSP. Join other families and  spend time together outside on a crisp family sculpture walk. Visit...


Melvyn Evans: Lino printing Workshop

15 Feb 2020

As part of his show, Imprinting The Land, Melvyn Evans is hosting a special 1 day workshop where participants can come along and learn essential skills in lino cutting and printing. Under the expert...


Cast Carve and Construct

20 Feb–21 Feb 2020

Taking inspiration from two world famous Yorkshire sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth families will have make a sculptural hand cast, carve and model plaster, create their own unique artworks...


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