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Children's Activity Event, Sat 7 Jul 2018, free entry

Picnic at the Castle

Picnic at the Castle


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

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Kick start our special Liquorice weekend at the Castle by joining us for Picnic at the Castle.

Pack a picnic, pick your spot, sit back, relax and experience an entertaining day of family fun in the grounds of Pontefract Castle.

Try your hand at some circus skills, or have go at maypole dancing, create some colourful sand art or design your own mask. Mini scientist will love getting hands on making their own slime and little visitors can have fun on the soft play area.

Browse the stalls of the small specialty market and pick up a souvenir in the Castle Gift Shop.

The Liquorice Cafe will be open selling a variety of tempting treats to delight the tastebuds, and has indoor and outdoor seating available.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Liquorice Festival celebrations at the Castle and in Pontefract town centre.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 Jul 2018 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry


Plan route to Pontefract Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SE 460222  Lat: 53.69421 Long: -1.30481

By Road:
M62 jct32
Continue onto Park Road (A639)
Turn left onto Southgate (A645)

For car parking:
Turn left onto North Baileygate. Car park located off Beech Hill. WF8 2JF

Disabled car-parking spaces are available at the Castle gates (approach via Spink Lane or Micklegate).

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill/Baghill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Walk from Pontefract town centre via Horsefair, Micklegate and Castle Chain.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups