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Drop in and explore Pontefract Castle

Here at Pontefract Castle we love meeting local families and believe family time is about making memories to treasure.

We also have lots of carefree, fun activities for families to enjoy together even on a rainy day.

  • Giant outdoor games
  • Quick ‘make and take’ crafts
  • Indoor games and toys
  • Dressing up box
  • Self-led themed trails including Explorer Back Packs
  • Activity Zone
  • Picnic Benches

Experience our medieval dungeon by joining one of our Dungeon Tours. Smell the air, listen to the sounds and echoes of a time gone by, see the Civil War graffiti carved into the dungeon walls by soldiers held prisoner there and learn of the other uses it has had over the centuries. Children can pick up one of our entertaining dungeon activity sheets to accompany them on the tour.

We encourage play and creativity and aim to enrich the lives of our young visitors and with this in mind we offer special, themed, drop-in activities during the school holidays and you can find those events here