Something wicked this way comes this Halloween half term… all aspiring little sorcerers are invited to Witches and Wizards at Pontefract Castle!

This family-friendly event will have you spellbound as the atmospheric surroundings of Pontefract Castle put you in a magical, mythical mood.

First, enjoy fun, wizardry-themed crafts and head into the fresh air to take part in some witchy outdoor activities.

Dungeon Tours

Celebrate spooky season in style on an iconic Pontefract Castle Dungeon Tour!

Soak up the atmosphere of this eerie underground space. See where Civil War prisoners left their mark.

Learn about the many uses of the dungeon, both fateful and foody!

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.45am

For ages 5+

Book Dungeon Tours

Castle Explorer Tours

Learn about history where it happened and explore the Key to the North!

Join our friendly guide for a tour of the Castle site. Hear stories of royal scandals, battles and… liquorice farming.

Find out who built and lived in the Castle throughout history.

Discover how the Castle used to look and why it is now a ruin.

Wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. They will return your call as soon as possible.

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 Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH