Summer holidays all planned out
Wakefield Council is
taking the stress out of the school holidays by launching a fun-packed summer
planner full of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The planner is available to download from the Council’s Experience Wakefield
website and shows events for every day of the school holidays, making it easier
for parents and carers to keep the children entertained throughout the summer
The Council is holding various events at its parks, leisure centres, museums,
libraries and castles. There’s also events from other fantastic places to visit
in the district including The Hepworth Wakefield, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
and National Trust Nostell. The planner makes it easy for families to see
what’s-on and take part in the many activities on offer.
Cllr Jacquie Speight,
Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said:
“Keeping the kids entertained throughout the summer can be a challenge. We hope
we’ve made it a little bit easier for families to see what’s happening across
the district - in our parks, leisure centres, libraries and castles - so they
can plan in lots of fun and exciting things to do. All the events and
activities are free so download it today and start planning.”
The planner can be downloaded from www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/summer
• Information about the Mischief Makers summer reading challenge taking place
in Wakefield Libraries.
• Yorkshire Day activities at Pontefract Castle on Monday 1 August, 11am-4pm.
• Seaside in the City on 11 and 12 August, with the biggest beach yet in
Wakefield city centre.
• Seaside in Castleford on Saturday 18 August, 10am-4pm. Celebrate the British seaside
with Punch and Judy, donkey rides and the beach.
• Marvellous Magic sessions at Pontefract Castle, 11am-3pm, throughout the week
of 20 August.
• Top Hats and Golden tickets family workshop at Wakefield Museum on 23 August,
10am-2pm, where children can create chocolate factory props and post for a
picture as part of the Quentin Blake portrait exhibition of Roald Dahl
To download the summer holiday planner highlighting the range of free
activities taking place across the district please visit www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/summer