Pugneys Watersports Centre and Country Park

Pugneys Country Park
Asdale Road
off Denby Dale Road
01924 302360

Opening hours

  • Pugneys Lake will be opening at 10am until Monday 31 August
  • Watersports: Monday – Thursday 12pm – 6pm / Friday – 12pm – 5pm / Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • Park: Spring and Summer: 9am – up to 9.30pm (variable depending on daylight hours) / Winter: 9am - 4.30pm


Pugneys Country Park is a 250 acre site which was previously an open cast mine as well as a sand and gravel quarry and was turned into a country park in 1985. Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the new look Pugneys sees another transformation to bring fun and adventure to the heart of Wakefield.

There's loads to do – hire a bike, have a play with the FREE outdoor play equipment, have a BBQ, an ice cream, visit the cafe, take a ride on the steam train, the choice is yours! 

The Pirates of Pugneys

Saturday 1 August, 11.30am - 4pm

Free events

  • Pirate show
  • Treasure hunt
  • Pirate games
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Pirate battle
  • Crafts

Other events

  • Face painting
  • Pirate boat rides
  • Bouncy galleon

To book a placecall 01924 307 348

Water sports

The Watersports Centre has been pulling in those avid water adrenaline fans for many years, courses available for adults and juniors, so why not push the boat out and try pedaloes, zorbs or if you want to learn a skill or two how about canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, windsurfing or dinghy sailing.

Courses available for adults and juniors:

  • sailing
  • windsurfing
  • kayaking and canoeing
  • multi-watersports courses

More courses and descriptions in the Pugneys watersports courses leaflet

Hire equipment available daily:

  • dinghy sailing
  • windsurfing
  • kayaks
  • canoes
  • stand up paddleboards
  • pedaloes
  • bike hire


As well as the wide range of watersports there is plenty for the wildlife enthusiasts and explorers among you! Check out the different habitats and see what you can see. The wildlife trails, homes and the hides make it a fun place to discover new things.

What's on

Themed events coming soon

​11 July

​Rotary Dragon Boat festival

​​1 August​Pirates of Pugneys – Family Swashbuckling Fun Day


Hot water

The hot water hose is coin operated. A single use of the hot water hose for a 5 minute duration costs 50p -  perfect for washing down those muddy paws.

Car park

Charges apply

  • CCTV
  • Pay and display machines
  • Maximum stay: 10 hours
  • Up to 1 hour - £1
  • Up to 4 hours - £2.50
  • Over 4 hours - £4


Contact Us

Pugneys Country Park

Asdale Road
off Denby Dale Road

01924 302360