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Children's Activity Event, from 26 Oct 2019, free entry

Junior Archaeologist

Junior Archaeologist


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

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date event
Sat 5 - Wed 30 Oct Archaeology Daily Tours
Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct Archaeology Finds Lab
Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct Dig Experience
Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct Dig Camp
Sat 26 Oct Make A 3D Artefact
Sat 26 Oct Dig Update


Archaeologists are coming to dig at Pontefract Castle and you can take part! Bring your family to Dig Camp for the chance to make an ancient discovery together.

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! We’re inviting families with children aged 6-11 to join the dig team team, and become Junior Archaeologists for the day!

Bring your family to Dig Camp and you’ll get to spend the day doing archaeology with DigVentures together. You’ll get to look for clues in the trenches to see what you can find. We’ll then have an Archaeologists’ Picnic, before heading to the Finds Lab where you’ll be able to piece together your evidence and learn more about the people of Pontefract Castle.

Recommended for ages 6+.

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

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019 10:30 to 14:00
Fri 1 - Sun 3 Nov 2019 10:30 to 14:00


Free entry

Booking essential.


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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access