Thornes Park


Important Information

Thornes Park Stadium is temporarily closed due to fire damage. We are working hard to identify what work needs to be done so we can re-open as quickly as possible. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this is causing and thank everyone for their patience and understanding. We will update you as soon as we can.

Opening dates and times:

Park open every day

Leisure Centre and Athletics track: Monday to Friday 7:15am - 9:30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am - 5pm

Thornes Park is Wakefield's main open space, less than a mile from the city centre.

The park offers 60 hectares of open space to explore and enjoy including a 2 mile circular path that follows the boundary of the park - and if this is not challenging enough there are several exercise stations on the route. There is a mound in the centre of the park which was once the site of a motte and bailey castle and now provides spectacular views of Wakefield.



Three car parks
Equipped play area
Skateboard park
Walled garden and conservatory
Duck lake and small aviary
Miniature steam railway most weekends in summer
Stork Lodge Cafe and the Holmfield Hotel
Clarence Park Bandstand - more information
Clarence Park Arena
Leisure Centre and athletics track by the Horbury Road entrance
Toilets available during Centre opening hours

Contact us

Street Scene Services

Monckton Road Depot
35/37 Monckton Road
Monckton Rd Ind Estate

0345 8 506 506