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image for Children's Activity Event item typeLiquorice Festival at the Castle at Pontefract Castle

Children's Activity Event, Sun 8 Jul 2018, free entry

Liquorice Jewellery Making

Liquorice Jewellery Making


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

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Join us for a fun packed day of activities at the Castle as part of Pontefract Liquorice Festival.

Bring a blanket, find a spot and enter a world of pure imagination with our special outdoor cinema screenings of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’. Enjoy special interactive performances from Stagecoach Pontefract as they dance along to the well-loved songs from the 1971 film.

Browse the stalls of our speciality market and take part in a range of fun free family activities including liquorice jewellery making, biscuit decorating, soft play for our little visitors and free face painting.

Tickets for a tour of the Castle Dungeon our available from the Gift Shop and the Liquorice Cafe will be open selling a range of delicious food and drink.

Make a day of it and hop on board the Liquorice Express Land Train up to Pontefract's historic market place, where an abundance of liquorice festivities are on offer to keep the whole family entertained.

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
Sun 8 Jul 2018 10:00 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