Celebrate National Play Day at The Hepworth Wakefield and get creative as a family while you explore the galleries and garden. No need to book, just turn up! FREE entry for Wakefield residents and under 18s. On National Play Day, exhibition entry for non-Wakefield residents/over 18s is £6.


Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE for everyone

Garden Play

Stack, build, experiment, draw and imagine with your family in the open air.

What’s in our Garden?

Pick up an activity sketchbook to discover the birds, mini-beasts and plants in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden.

Fermat’s Spiral

Explore an interactive installation inspired by Fan Construction by Halima Cassell.

River of Belonging Performance

The River of Belonging Inspired by Annie Morris’s sculpture Bronze Stack 9: Viridian Green and Ro Robertson’s The Source, this poignant performance will celebrate the healing powers and connectivity of water. Local community groups Star Bereavement and CoActive are working together to create a very special performance which anyone of any physical ability can learn and join in with.


Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE with an exhibition ticket*

Drawing Garden

After you’ve explored The Hepworth Wakefield Garden visit the learning studios to step into a large map of the garden and start drawing!


Drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE with an exhibition ticket*

Art Pod

Join the team at the Art Pod to make your own artwork inspired by what you see.

Explore & Draw Stations

Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries.

*On Wednesday 2 August, for National Play Day, exhibition entry is £6. Entry is FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s.

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Places Facility

Venue Details

Find us at

Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW