The perfect Yorkshire day out

Choose Yorkshire Sculpture Park for unforgettable days out with loved ones. Voted Yorkshire’s Tourist Attraction of the Year last year, it is a feast for the senses.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the perfect meeting place for long (and short) distance friends to get together for quality catch-up time and to make new memories while on a gentle stroll, a hike or chatting over a nourishing lunch.

Every time you visit you’ll discover something new, whether that’s seeing tiny goslings finding their feet in spring, or spotting new, monumental sculptures by some of the world’s leading artists, alongside well-known Barbara Hepworths and Henry Moores.

Spread across the grounds are several fascinating heritage features, picturesque spots to enjoy a picnic, and lookout points to take in magnificent views.

If you’re on parent or grandparent duty, there’s plenty to entertain the kids too and spend quality time together – like our magical outdoor nature play area Little Wild Wood, and creative activities in the Underground Gallery's Imagination Station.

Getting here is easy:

By car, YSP is just off the M1 (junction 38) near Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield and is clearly signposted on the roadside. It’s also really easy to get to by train – just a short trip by taxi from Wakefield Westgate station – and the number 96 Arriva bus will drop you right outside our front door.

Call your friends, get a date in the diary and book now!

Ticket prices vary.

Parking is free. Kids go free.

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A warm welcome

Our friendly team are on hand to give their top tips of things to see and do during your visit. You'll find toilets and The Coffee Shop in the Visitor Centre, conveniently located next to the car park. Grab a map to help you explore, and speak to the team at the Information Desk if you need to borrow one of our free off-road trampers.

Love art?

Nourish the soul by experiencing over 90 sculptures in the breathtaking Yorkshire landscape. Visit exhibitions by exceptional women artists Bharti Kher and Leilah Babirye.

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Love nature?

There is more to see than our resident sheep! Spot a variety of wildlife across the vast estate, including an array of birds. YSP’s historic lakes have been home to herons for centuries. Our friendly staff are on hand to point you in the right direction, or grab a map to help you explore.

Dog friendly

Four legged friends are welcome to join the adventure. You’ll find bowls of water onsite to keep them cool in the summer sun or treat them to a sweet treat with a Scoops dog ice cream. Plan a visit with your dog.

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Catch up over delicious, locally-sourced food at The Kitchen Café or book a table at The Weston Restaurant. If you're celebrating, add a glass of Prosecco with Afternoon Tea to toast the occasion. Ice cream from The Café at YSP Learning is a vital pitstop for any visitor.

Experiences, activities and workshops

Whether you're looking for hands-on workshops to get your creative juices flowing, delicious dining experiences to enjoy with friends, or family fun to keep grandkids entertained, YSP is the perfect place. Check out what's on over the summer and beyond.

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A group of people, including a wheelchair user, walking along an outdoor pathway. Three tall bronze sculptures are in the background.

Follies and features

YSP is home to a host of historic features across the Bretton Estate, from our 18th century Chapel-turned-gallery to follies and listed features, there's plenty for history buffs to discover.

The best gallery shop in town

No trip to YSP would be complete without a visit to our award-winning shop. A treasure trove of quality products by Yorkshire makers – including our current collaboration with Yorkshire Artspace – it’s not to be missed.

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Join the YSP family

YSP is a charity and every penny from ticket sales supports our work. Become a YSP Friend or Patron and enjoy exclusive benefits and make memories at YSP for years to come, and help us keep YSP a sanctuary for future generations.