About

Enjoy a Summer of Discovery at Pontefract Castle!


Explore the history and heritage of the castle on Tuesdays to Fridays throughout August.


Enjoy different challenges and crafts each week.


Get silly with the jolly jester.


Prepare to defend the castle at Knight School.


Be inspired by medieval science to build your own trebuchets and time pieces.


All activities are free!


30 July – 2 August | Jesters & Juggling


6 – 9 August | Knight School


13 – 16 August | Explosions & Trebuchets


20 – 23 August | Time Travellers


27 – 30 August | Craft A Castle


Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH

Phone

01977723440

Email

castles@wakefield.gov.uk