We Love Wakefield

It’s no surprise really, we’ve been working and living in Wakefield for well over twenty years and its appeal never weakens. From city life to village culture there is a good choice of property at affordable prices, excellent schools, fantastic access to leisure facilities, food and culture, and with countryside at every turn – what is there not to like?

Thornes Park

Take a walk through the formal flower and rose gardens, discover unusual plant species in the climate controlled conservatory, say hello to the friendly birds in the aviary and feed the mallards and moorhens by the lake. Younger visitors can jump, slide and swing in the play area or improve their skate boarding tricks in the nearby skate park. Take the whole family on an adventure around the park and see if you can find the entrance to the secret garden. This small garden includes stonework dating back to 1866 along with beautiful flowers and pathways. Open all the time: Activities have seasonal opening times. Please check this website link for further information

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Newmillerdam Country Park

Newmillerdam Country Park is ideal for short walks or longer rambles on the surrounding network of public rights of way. The lakeside path is accessible to all including wheelchairs, booster scooters and pushchairs. The bridleways and dis-used Chevet Branch Line permissive path offer good off road routes for horse riders and cyclists. Please not cycling and horse riding are not permitted on the lakeside path.

Open all the time

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Wakefield Museum

Step into a world of mystery at Wakefield Museum to discover stories of people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. Little visitors can dress up in vintage outfits, play with the Rhubarb Express train and cook up a storm in the 1950’s kitchen. Pick up a Digitrail for an alternative way of experiencing the museum.

Opening times: Monday & Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00am – 7.00pm Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm Sunday: Closed

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Xscape doesn’t do dull – the Xscape mission is simple: give you an unforgettable experience packed with whatever floats your boat. From testing your strength and learning new skills to laughing out loud and sharing experiences, Xscape has hundreds of ways to leave you longing for more.

Opening times Monday to Sunday 6.30am till 23.30pm


Anglers Country Park

Anglers Country Park is perfect for nature lovers, walkers, cyclists, picnickers - and not forgetting those little adventurers. Explore the country park on two wheels and hire a bike from the Visitor Centre. Take the little ones on an adventure they won’t forget! Follow the mysterious footprints along the Room on the Broom Trail to find the well-known characters from the story.

Open all the time