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Half Term at YSP

Escape the indoors and get creative in the fresh air, with an exciting week of activities and events this October half term.

With world-class exhibitions; interactive family events and activities; open-air sculpture set in 500 acres of stunning historic landscape; and irresistible treats from the shop and restaurant, a day at YSP is a joy for all the senses, and all the family. There’s also Sculpture Cam, our digital treasure hunt which takes you in search of sculptures to snap.

Grab a bite to eat at YSP Restaurant with delicious locally sourced, seasonal food and stunning views of the Henry Moore bronzes in the Country Park.
 

Sculpture Cam

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Sculpture Cam

Experience and interact with our sculptures from literally every angle and then create and share your very own animations.

Half Term Events

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

25 Oct 2018

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest on the last Thursday of each month. Jump, laugh, make, sing and play beneath the trees in our outdoor space especially for our youngest visitors.  – This...

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Let's Draw!

28 Oct 2018

Celebrate the art of drawing at this family-focused session. Play drawing games, challenge yourself with drawing missions and uncover new drawing ideas alongside artist Natalie Bellingham....

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays in Half Term

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, arrange. Always outdoors, Come...

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Walk & Play YSP

31 Oct 2018

Artists Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford have invented some playful walking activities for your family to try. Borrow a free set of Walk & Play YSP cards to explore the Park in fresh,...

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Forest Fridays – Autumnal Bushcraft Day for Families

2 Nov 2018

Take an autumnal stroll to visit Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in The Wood and learn about how he uses the world around us to make his spellbinding work. Enjoy spending time in our Hidden Forest as you...

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Life Lived with Play: Family Printmaking Workshop

3 Nov 2018

A unique opportunity for you and your family to spend the day with visiting artist Alice Irwin. Explore her vibrant and colorful prints and sculptures, and respond creatively through printmaking...

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Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

4 Nov 2018–3 Mar 2019

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...

Exhibitions

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Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads

6 May 2017–10 Jun 2019

In celebration of our 40th anniversary in 2017, we present Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2010), a dramatic group of 12 bronze animal heads that has been on a worldwide...

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Art, Games and Play: Don Pavey and other Collections

24 Mar–27 Nov 2018

Calling upon a range of visual materials and other items held in the National Arts Exhibition Archive (NAEA), this exhibition celebrates the close relationship between art, games and play. Open...

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Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time

30 Mar–4 Nov 2018

Acclaimed installation and performance artist Chiharu Shiota has created an awe-inspiring, site-specific installation of thread within the beautiful 18th-century Chapel. 

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Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

26 May 2018–28 Apr 2019

One of the most eminent artists working today, Giuseppe Penone presents his extensive new exhibition in YSP’s light-filled Underground Gallery and across the historic landscape.

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Joan Miró

29 Sep–4 Nov 2018

In collaboration with the artist’s foundation and family, YSP is proud to present a small selection of extremely rare limited edition prints by Joan Miró, giving a unique opportunity to...

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Katrina Palmer

16 Jun 2018–16 Jun 2019

As part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, we're pleased to present Katrina Palmer’s The Coffin Jump, inspired by the role of women in the...

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MADE

10 Sep–28 Oct 2018

MADE is YSP Shop's changing programme of contemporary craft and applied arts which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers. 

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Sean Scully: Inside Outside

29 Sep 2018–6 Jan 2019

YSP presents Sean Scully: Inside Outside, the largest-ever presentation of sculptures and first exhibition of sculpture and painting in the UK by the Irish-born artist.

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Get your art without walls kick by following YSP on Instagram and share your photos using #yorkshiresculpturepark