Visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in West Yorkshire, is located south of Wakefield, one mile from Junction 38 on the M1.

There’s no entry charge, but you do have to pay to park, which costs £2.50 for up to one hour, £5 for up to two hours, and £8 for all day. There are number plate recognition cameras at the park entrances. I’d recommend that you pay for all day parking, as you could easily spend 3-4 hours at the Park.

My husband dropped me off and picked me up. I checked with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and there is a 15 minute grace period for enable drop-off and pick-up.

Below is a selection of my favourite pieces as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Do try to pick a dry, not too cold day to visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park, as you need to walk around quite a bit to see all the sculptures. I didn’t have time to walk up to Longside Gallery.

There are designated picnic areas. I was glad that I had take my own food and drink, as the cafes were very busy.

It can get very muddy close to the sculptures, so unless it’s been dry for a few weeks, I’d advise you to wear wellies or boots/hiking shoes with a good grip.