0 - 5 years


The Old Quarry Adventure Playground, Knottingley

  • Check here for information about summer sessions

Frickley Summer Camp, Frickley Athletics Westfield Lane stadium

  • Shake off lockdown with fun packed days of multisport for children age 5 to 12 years. Funded places including meals available, check here for more information.

Family Activity Newsletter

  • In this summer bumper edition families can take part in a virtual sports day, navigate the stars, start checking off our summer bucket list, and explore some sizzling BBQ recipes – with options for a sweet and savoury tooth! Plus lots more for them to discover inside too. You can access and download the latest summer newsletter here.

Tots Coaching, Wakefield

  • Offering football, rugby and toddler coaching for ages 1 to 9 years. Classes and holiday camps available.
  • https://www.totscoaching.co.uk

Hepworth, Wakefield

  • The Hepworth will reopen Saturday 1st of August, Wednesday to Sunday. Check here to find out what’s on
  • Click here for crafts and activities you can do at home with the family

National Coal Mining Museum, Overton

Wakefield Families

  • The special summer ‘bumper’ edition of the family activity newsletter has just been released. In this one families can take part in a virtual sports day, navigate the stars, start checking off our summer bucket list, and explore some sizzling BBQ recipes – with options for a sweet and savoury tooth! Plus lots more for them to discover inside too. You can access and download the latest summer newsletter here.

Wakefield Libraries

  • Wakefield Libraries Recommends: every day there is a recommendation for a song or nursery rhyme and a story available online
  • A Virtual Storytime/Rhymetime every Friday at 11am on Facebook
  • A weekly Lego Challenge
  • Support for local digital Festivals such as ‘Rome from Home’ with downloadable activity booklets.
  • Summer Reading Challenge Silly Squad 2020. Get silly this summer with the Silly Squad!  There are lots of ideas for reading fun and families can keep track of books, reviews and unlock rewards along the way. There are also heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more. Click here for the reading challenge.

These can be found @WFLibraries on Twitter or on Wakefield Libraries Facebook page

National Trust

  • Get your Kids closer to nature with ’50 things to do before your 11 ¾ ‘Lots of activities to do from watching the sunset to creating wild art.

Find some ideas at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do

Wakefield Castles and Museums

Cycling routes

  • Did you know Wakefield has many cycling routes, click here for more information.

The Hepworth

  • The Hepworth will reopen Saturday 1st of August, Wednesday to Sunday. Check here to find out what’s on

Wakefield Mumbler

  • Explore the website for family friendly events, activities, days out, what's on, classes and groups and more in Wakefield for kids, parents & carers.
  • See here for more summer holiday activities and ideas

The Great Outdoors

  • Why not take a walk or cycle round some of the districts many parks including Pugneys Country Park, Newmillardam or why not try the Room on the Broom Adventure Trail at Anglers Country Park.

Click here for a list of the districts parks and countryside:

Hemsworth Waterpark and Play world

  • With its two lakes, pedalo rides, sandy beaches, adventure playground and waterpark it is a great place for children of all ages.

Find out more information here: https://www.hemsworthcouncil.co.uk/hemsworth-waterpark-playworld/

Days out with the Kids

  • Click here for lots of fun things to do in West Yorkshire

Experience Wakefield At Home

  • We may not be recommending you come and visit Wakefield in person right now, but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty to experience from your own home.
  • We've rounded up some of the exciting things you can see and do from home that will inspire and entertain you in these uncertain times. Once things are back to normal, we'd love to see you, and hopefully this page will have added loads of places to visit and things to do to your bucket lists.
  • See here for the website

Yorkshire Tots

  • 100+ family days out in Yorkshire Summer 2020
  • See here for more details

The Hut, Airedale

  • The Hut is a modern and vibrant Community Leisure Centre located in Castleford West Yorkshire, offering a great range of facilities and activities for all ages.
  • The Centre provides a vital meeting point for the local community, whether you are looking for a regular exercise class, sports facility, ten pin bowling, meeting space or just a place to meet friends for coffee. Follow them on Facebook for updates;
  • https://www.facebook.com/TheHutAiredaleWMDC/

My Local Offer, Wakefield

  • Providing support and information for families with children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or a disability. Find out about activities and groups you can join in with here.
  • Click here for the newsletter

 

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