Friday, 30 July 2021

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Hey readers,

The other day we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in West Yorkshire. I thought it was really good so I decided to tell you all about it in this post.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Regarding Covid.

People were wearing masks (this was prior to the 19th of July so not sure about the new covid rule changes). There is social distancing in place and also plenty of sanitiser stations should you so wish to use them. 

As we went during the covid period it is important to note that you do have to pre-book tickets beforehand. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
YSP is where nature and commentary art come together. It is located over 500 acres of historical parkland. The parkland is situated on the grounds of Betton Hall dated from the 18th century.

 Checking out the reviews on Google it is rated in the top things to do in West Yorkshire. On the site, it actually says that it takes an estimate of more than 3 hours. Although that is also a decision can make though believe me there is a lot to explore at the YSP. 

Tickets.

The cost of the tickets is £6 for adults, carers and children go in for free. The cost of the ticket includes the car parking and also open-air galleries. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Even though children are free they still need tickets. Blue badge holders need tickets and there are spaces at the front of the car park for blue badge holders.

 Make sure you have your tickets on you as they will be checked at times in the park either printed or on the phone. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Make sure you wear suitable footwear as you could literally spend the whole day there. We went during the heatwave so spend 4 hours there which was a lot considering the temperatures.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

 But that is ok because we took out time and left when it got too much for my boys. We didn't manage to see all the sculptures as there is an impressive 80 sculptures dotted about in the park (some are indoors). 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Damian Hurst - Myth. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Henry Moore - Large Totam Head. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Henry Moore - Two Large Forms.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Damian Hurst - The Virgin Mother (2005 - 2006). 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Damian Hurst - Charity (2002 - 2003). 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Sean Scully: Crate of Air. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Damian Hurst - The Hat Makes the man (2004-2007).

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Henry Moore - Upright Motives No.1 (Glenkiln Cross): No 2; No7. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Lucy + Jorge Orta: Diana.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Lucy + Jorge Orta: Gazing Ball. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Mark Di Suvero: The Cave.     

The park is perfect for picnic areas as plenty of grassy areas and also some benches. Yorkshire Post has listed YSP in the top list of places to have a picnic in Yorkshire.

There is also a cafe if you want to buy food though quite pricey but if you are fine with that then the option is there should you need it. 

It is fantastic for kids because they can run about, there is plenty of open spaces along with a foresty area and a lake where wildlife can be spotted. 

Also within the wooded area, there are highland cows and we went around to see the cow it was just casually sitting down on the ground eating grass and didn't seem bothered by the presence of humans, see below for photo evidence.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

You can take photos of the sculptures but bear in mind that they ask you not to climb on them so that they are protected and looked after. 

The area is accessible for pushchairs and toddlers so makes a good day out for young children. 

Bloomberg Connects App. 

There is a free app called Bloomberg Connects so you can see all the sculptures and information about them. It is available on Andriod and IOS. 
On the app, there is a digital map although you can get free paper maps in the centers within the grounds. On the app, it has pinpoints on where the exact sculptures are and information about. 

Also on the app, it shows where your nearest toilets are to where on located which makes it a lot easy especially with children when you locate a toilet quickly. 

What you need to know about visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Toilets.

There are toilets at the top near the car park where the learning centre is and also further afield near The Weston Cafe are also toilets (included disabled and baby changing room). 

There is also a gallery you can visit as well if you are in the building. 

Disabled-friendly and if you require a mobility scooter you can hire one out at the YSP. 

Dog.

You can take your dog but it must be on a short lead at all times.

Address.

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG. 
(SatNav) WF4 4JX. 
What 3 Words - hypnorist.stump.island. 
Tel - (01924) 832631.

Opening time. 

Apart from 24 - 25 December, YSP is open every day between 10am until 6pm. 

Cheers for reading X

5 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place to visit #p0colo@_karendennis

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  2. I visited the YSP a couple of years ago on a trip back to the UK. It was a brilliant day out! I had been years before but didn't remember just how much of a lovely place it is. #PoCoLo

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  3. What a cool place! I love the sculptures. You captured some lovely family pics too. :) xx

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  4. The sculpture park looks like a fun place for family adventures. The boys look like thy are having fun. #MMBC

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  5. That's a really reasonable entry price and sounds like it's well worth the money. Glad to hear they had proper covid measures in place.

    Thanks for linking with #pocolo

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