5 - 11 years


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.
  •  Click here to find out more and book your place.

Tots Coaching, Wakefield

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

Leisure Centres:

  • Sun Lane Leisure and Featherstone Sports Complex will re-open with gym and classes only to Pay and Play customers on 8 August. However, members will have exclusive access from 25 July at Sun Lane and Featherstone.
  • Minsthorpe Leisure and Normanton Leisure will re-open to Pay and Play customers on 25 August but members will have exclusive access from 11 August.
  • Swimming will restart four weeks after opening.
  • Further details on opening can be found online at https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure

Culture:

  • Libraries in Wakefield, Horbury, Hemsworth and Normanton, Pontefract and Airedale, Sandal, South Elmsall, Featherstone, Stanley and Castleford are now open. By early August the mobile library service and Ossett Library are expected to be back in service.
  • Pontefract Castle site, including the children’s playground, visitor centre and café are now reopen, with the gift shop opening in August. Pontefract Museum and Wakefield Museum are also reopen with Castleford opening from the 3rd August
  • Further details are available on our website:
  • Libraries: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/libraries-and-local-history/your-local-library
  • Museum: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/events-and-culture/museums

The Old Quarry

  • Check here for information about summer sessions.

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.

Young carers

  • Aimed at children under 11. Contains creative activities and ideas for keeping active. Includes fun websites for games and crafts. Click 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

  • Discover the best things to do with the Kids in Wakefield
  • Click here to find out more

National Coal Mining Museum

  • Reopening Wednesday 5th of August to pre-booked visitors. Take a look at the Virtual Museum for activities and videos here.

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

Havercroft and Ryhill Sports and Youth Centre, Ryhill

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

Ace Sport at Jerry Clay Lane Academy, Wrenthorpe

  • Visit the website to find out more about holiday clubs for Primary school aged children.
  • Click here for the website

The Grange Nursery, Pontefract

CJ's at St Johns School Wakefield

  • Please contact the nursery direct for further information about the holiday clubs they are offering on cjspcin@gmail.com  

Earlybirds Daycare (Holiday Club) Normanton

  • Please contact the nursery direct for further information about the holiday clubs they are offering on cara@earlybirdsdaycare.co.uk
  • Click here for the website

Happy Days Nursery Holiday Club Wakefield

  • Please contact the nursery direct for further information about the holiday clubs they are offering on happydayswake@aol.com
  • Click here for the website

Hillside Childcare - Queen Street Holiday Club Normanton

  • Please contact the nursery direct for further information about the holiday clubs they are offering on queenst@hillsideccltd.co.uk
  • Click here for the website

Little Acorns Nursery Holiday Club Knottingley

Little Explorers (Holiday Club) Ackworth

Little Gruffalos Holiday Club Hemsworth

Little Learners Holiday Club Crofton

Pomfret Woodland Holiday Club Pontefract

Shooting Stars Holiday Club Ossett

  • Please contact the nursery direct for further information about the holiday clubs they are offering on jaynemanso@aol.co.uk
  • Click here for the website

St James Playcare ltd Crigglestone

Stepping Stones @ Stanley St Peters Holiday Club Stanley

Stepping Stones Out Of School Club Pontefract

Tiddlywinks Holiday Club Netherton

  • Please contact the nursery direct for further information about the holiday clubs they are offering on s.s.jessop@btinternet.com
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