Pugneys Country Park

Pugneys Country Park
Asdale Road
off Denby Dale Road
01924 302360

Opening hours

  • Winter: 9am - 4.30pm
  • Spring and summer: 9am - 8pm

Closing times can change depending on daylight hours

Car park

Charges apply 8am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday

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


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. 

New Zones on site


Click the image aboue to download the full version of the Pugneys leaflet

Landing Zone

There is lots to do - have a play with the outdoor play equipment or visti Pugney Playland, hire a bike (from 3 May) or visit the café. There’s also our lovely local and exotic food offering to try!

Beach Zone

Pugneys beach - bring your buckets and spades and have fun in the sand! Deckchairs will also be available in the high season and holidays.

Activity Zone

High seasons and holidays, this is the zone to be! Unleash the inner child, the activity zone promises lots of adventure and fun whatever your age! Slides, ride and land trains, and a beach hut providing a perfect picnic!

Castle Zone

With lovely views of the lake and the historic Sandal Castle, it makes a great place to  ponder, or to find the path to explore the castle!

Nature Zone

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 (all coming from 9 May) make it a fun place to discover new things.

Chillout Zone

Close to the Watersports Centre, you’ll enter the chillout zone. A place to relax, watch the activities on the lake, have a BBQ (from 23 May), an ice cream, may be take a ride on the steam train, or stroke the birds of prey, the choice is yours!

Water Zone

It might be the last zone we mention but this zone is the one for the water babies among you - 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 - the choice is yours!

Water sports

The Watersports Centre has been pulling in those avid water adrenaline fans for many years, courses available for adults and juniors:

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

More courses and descriptions in the Pugneys watersports courses leaflet

We also offer equipment hire, available daily:

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

What's on

Themed events taking place in 2015.

​3 May​Start your Tour De Yorkshire Day here
​9 May​Wildlife Weekend
​16 - 17 May
6 - 7 June
​Push the Boat Out 
Water sports weekends
​14 June (adult)
21 June (junior)
​Triathlon weekends
​27 June​The Big BBQ showcasing the PUG Messer
​11 July

​The Dragon Boat festival

18 - 19 July​​The Big Butterfly and Bee Weekend (TBC)
​25 July - 31 August​Summer of Sport
Sporting activities across the summer
​​1 August​30th birthday weekend
6 September​Memory walk
​20 September

​Teddy bear picnic (TBC)

​24 October - 1 November​Scarefest
December​Santa event


Hot water

The hot water hose is coin operated. A single use of the hot water hose for a 5 minute duration costs 50p.


Contact Us

Pugneys Country Park

Asdale Road
off Denby Dale Road

01924 302360