List of Events

  1. Two children playing with mud and sticks in the forest at YSP.

    Sculpture Adventures for under 5s

    Make, play and discover intriguing sculpture together. Sculpture Adventures is held on the last Thursday of every month (April–October) and every Saturday during school holidays.
  2. Summer of Love Celebration Day

    Celebrate the Summer of Love with your loved ones at our mini festival-in-a-day. Focusing on community and wellbeing, find free drop-in activities throughout the day on the Bothy Lawn.
  3. Group of people standing behind Henry Moore Large Totem Head at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    Art and Landscape Tours

    Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring sculpture in the landscape at YSP every weekend
  4. A large historic hall surrounded by trees in YSP parkland.

    An Introduction to the Bretton Estate: Walk and Talk

    Find out about the fascinating historical aspects of YSP’s grounds, once the location of a vibrant country estate. This hour-long walk introduces the features and characters associated with the development of this unique place.
  5. Jason Wilsher-Mills Artist Talk

    Join artist Jason Wilsher-Mills for an artist led talk and tour of his Jason and his Argonauts in Love exhibition, part of the Summer of Love.
  6. Be an Argonaut with Jason – Digital Art Workshop

    Join artist Jason Wilsher-Mills to learn about how he creates his colourful sculptures and artwork and create your own digital characters. Explore what makes us who we are and make a unique digital artwork to express your identity.
  7. Family LOVE Walk

    Together, explore love, acceptance and belonging while noticing and connecting to the natural world. The session will be led by imaginative artists who will help you to discover your creativity in new ways, creating art and nature filled family memories to treasure.
  8. Three people kneeling on the grass, drawing in sketchbooks.


    Pick up a free bag of creative ideas for the whole family to explore what love means. Every Friday this summer holiday.
  9. Summer Tapas Evening at The Weston

    Join us at The Weston for our Summer Tapas Evening. Taking place on Friday 26 August, experience a delicious range of seasonal tapas plates and complimenting wines.
  10. On Queer Ground - Stitched Stories

    This exhibition looks at ways in which queer artists are re-connecting with the landscapes around them by mapping and navigating their queer identity within these places, seeking sanctuary and connection, and disrupting traditional or prescribed ways of looking and understanding.
  11. Creative Workshop with Artist in Residence Jessica Rost

    Join us for a free workshop with artist Jessica Rost to celebrate the end of her residency at YSP.
  12. Visitors enjoying an artist led walk in woodland.

    YSP Friends and Patrons: Autumn Tree Walk

    Escape to a world of colour and peace during autumn on an exclusive Patrons and Friends open-air walking tour of our historic woodland and trees.
  13. A person wearing a coat and hat standing inside Silence, an eco-artwork made of wood. They are holding a clipboard and sketching.

    Printing with Nature with Artist Sally Gilford

    Explore gel and screen printing with natural forms to create your own collection of framed textile prints.
  14. From Chapel to Chapel – The Families of Bretton

    Take a short trip to Bretton Chapel, in the South Aisle of All Saints’ Church, Silkstone to learn about the Wentworth family, who used the chapel before their own – St Bartholomew's Chapel – was built in 1744.
  15. A baby and parent sitting on the floor of the gallery watching a storyteller.

    Tales in the Gallery

    Move, make and imagine together with our spellbinding storytellers for a different story in the gallery every month,  inspired by the indoor exhibitions at YSP.
  16. Samantha Bryan Book Launch and Signing Event

    To celebrate the opening of Samantha Bryan: The Adventure So Far, the artist has published her first book - 20 Years A Maker - and will be exclusively signing copies in the Auditorium at YSP Centre.
  17. Artist Samantha Bryan in her studio, painting at her desk.

    Samantha Bryan Workshop

    An exciting and dynamic one day workshop with a chance to learn some of the techniques Samantha Bryan employs to create her delightful and humorous creatures. She will help you to find your own style of character and bring them to life.
  18. Aerial photograph of Bretton Hall Estate and parkland.

    The Halls at Bretton

    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 design of the current mansion.
  19. A baby playing with pink confetti in The Weston Gallery

    Sculpture Baby: Jaume Plensa

    Spend creative time with your baby and enjoy this sensory session inspired by Jaume Plensa's In small places, close to home exhibition in the Chapel.
  20. A close up of a child adding yellow ink to a screen print.

    Screen Printing: Me, Myself and I 

    Explore your identity through bold prints, bright colour, and your own visual language at this family screen printing workshop inspired by the work of Robert Indiana.
  21. Annie Montgomerie: Book Signing

    To celebrate the launch of her exhibition Hand Me Downs, Annie Montgomerie will be signing copies of her book, Flocked and Socked: The Art of Annie Montgomerie, at YSP Centre.
  22. Norman Ackroyd, a white man wearing a white shirt, standing in front of a traditional printing press in his studio

    Norman Ackroyd Book Signing: An Irish Notebook

    An Irish Notebook is the recent publication by Norman Ackroyd which is filled with watercolour sketches from his travels along the west coast of Ireland. We’re delighted that Norman will be at Yorkshire Sculpture Park signing copies of this book on Sunday 27 November.
  23. A wire wreath decorated with tin mistletoe and holly.

    The Printed Peanut: Tin Decorations and Tin Wreath Making Workshop

    Work with illustrator Louise Lockhart AKA The Printed Peanut to create unique, hangable decorations from recycled golden tomato puree tubes. Inspired by Mexican folk art, Louise has developed her signature paper cut outs into charming metal shapes.
  24. Festive Tree Decorations

    Taking inspiration from the uplifting and hopeful messages in Lakwena Maciver’s exhibition, make your own festive decoration to hang on the tree or even all year round.