Free Family Days out in Yorkshire

Experience fun-filled family days out in Yorkshire – all for free!

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Explore glittering treasures and gilded armour from the past, admire beautiful artworks in a gallery and walk around the glorious settings of a sculpture park. Speak to real-life miners on a tour down a pit and witness a whole world beneath the surface.

Here’s our guide to the top free family day out in Yorkshire:

‘Saxon Summer’

Royal Armouries Museum -See gem-encrusted, warrior treasures discovered from the new collection from the warrior treasure Saxon Hoard  that dates back from over 1,300 years ago.

Please note-additional activities may incur a small charge, such as the Falconry displays and Warrior Wednesdays where visitors can take part in special object handling sessions and watch live combat demonstrations.

Summer Exhibition

The Hepworth Wakefield – Visit Market Day on 20th August, a family-friendly event inspired by the Hepworth Gallery summer exhibition, Stanley Spencer: Of Angels & Dirt . Market Day features over 20 handpicked stalls of artisan goods and street food, plus garden games and live music.

Please note- there is a charge for car parking.

Art Trails and Exploration

Yorkshire Sculpture ParkExplore art in the sculpture park and be inspired to make your own creations in an interactive art workshops, for free! From story-telling to creative play and heritage art trails, this is the place to tap into your creative streak.

Please note- there is a charge for car parking.

Heroes and Heroines

National Coal Mining MuseumGo on a unique underground adventure and travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain’s oldest working mines, led by a real miner.  Visit the museum exhibition, Heroes and Heroines, and have a real insight into the working lives of miners throughout history.

Why not click on our website to download additional vouchers to use at our free attractions, which include a free goody bag at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and an extra 10% discount to spend in the National Coal Mining Museum Shop  (subject to individual attraction.)

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