Free event Family friendly


A free family fun day out descends on Castleford town centre this August! Join us for A Grand Day Out Castleford on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August and expect a jam packed weekend of free, family friendly activities brought to you by Wakefield Council.

Castleford may be 70 miles from the nearest beach, but you don’t have to go that far this weekend! Enjoy a giant sand pit where kids can play and make their own sandcastles.

Both days of A Grand Day Out will also see a variety of delicious street food offers, funfair rides, face painting and some awesome FREE family craft activities.

Test your putting skills with crazy golf  and join The Hepworth Wakefield learning team for outdoor creative play. Stack, build, experiment, draw and play with activities inspired by artworks in the gallery. 

Head to Castleford Museum 10am – 3pm for seaside crafts. On the Friday they will have relaxed opening provision with reduced noise from audio/videos and interactives with will be a small pop-up tent for anyone who needs a quiet place to calm down whilst in the museum.

A Grand Day Out – Castleford is just one of the Grand Days Out happening in the Wakefield district this summer. To find other exciting events all around the district, click here.

    Access facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Town Centre Precinct, Castleford, WF10 1BB