Local Attractions

Make your visit a short break and visit some the the great attractions close to the centre.

XScape, Castleford

XScape, Castleford

Why not pop across and take a look around Xscape after a casual day’s shopping? Whether you experience the indoor snow slope, face your fears on the rock climbing wall, enjoy a new film at the cinema complex, work up a sweat in the fitness centre or kick back & relax with a drink in one of the numerous bars & restaurants, Xscape provides entertainment for the whole family.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a stunning open-air gallery, showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park’s collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe. The park occupies the parkland of Bretton Hall near the village of West Bretton, and straddles the border of West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire in a beautiful countryside setting. Winner of the prestigious Art Gallery of the Year Award in 2014, this place truly has to be seen to be believed.

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National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Take an underground tour and dive into the depths of one of Britain’s oldest working mines. On arrival, you will be presented with a hard-hat, a belt and a battery, so you get the most life-like experience possible.

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Diggerland, Castleford

Diggerland, Castleford

A family attraction which promises thrills no matter what age! Diggerland gives you the opportunity to drive real construction vehicles of all sizes. For the younger children, there are smaller rides & sandpits, guaranteed to keep them entertained.

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Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

If wildlife is something you are interested in, then this is the place for you. With nature trails, pond dipping & regular special events, Fairburn Ings remains one of the RSPB’s hotspots for nature enthusiasts everywhere.

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