Little Wild Wood

A very exciting new addition for young visitors to discover is Little Wild Wood – our natural creative play space, designed to inspire imaginations somewhere for kids to connect to nature and sculpture at their level.

Our new family-friendly Little Wild Wood covers two of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 500 acres and has been created using natural materials that we’ve predominantly foraged or repurposed from other parts of YSP’s landscape. Our incredibly talented Technical Team have been using windfall trees, stumps, and willow to create the magical woodland play area.

Celebrated local sculptor Brian Fell and his son George, who have studios based here at the Park, have kindly donated three large artworks for children to discover, touch and sit on - including a two-metre high Desert Rat, a towering Pineapple and a 360-degree Onion seat. There is also a much smaller piece made by George for children to seek out as they play.

Tunnels made from natural willow lead into Little Wild Wood, opening up to reveal teepees for families to adapt and create their own dens, tree stump stepping stones, and raised wooden platforms. It’s all about using your imagination, so we've created areas where children can explore, make, build, get muddy, create their own games and natural sculptures, think through challenges and bond with others – but most of all, we want them to have fun in nature.

Dogs are welcome in Little Wild Wood but must be kept on leads and stick to the pathways only.


Little Wild Wood is located a few minutes walk from the YSP Visitor Centre. There are two entrances, one from the Country Park accessed via a swing gate, and one from the rear of the Formal Garden, via Ha–Ha Bridge. Both entrances are accessed via grassy areas. Inside little wild wood, the pathways are a mixture of loose wood-chip and gravel surfaces.

Further information can be found on our accessibility page and within our Accessibility Guide. Mobility Scooters can be hired from the Visitor Centre.