24 Hour Itinerary: Cultural Day Out
Enjoy a jam-packed day out featuring award-winning art and sculpture, medieval history and of course, amazing food!
If you’re looking for a fun day out with your family this summer, the Wakefield district has got everything you might need. From outdoor walks to indoor sports, this itinerary will make sure you’ve got activities to enjoy no matter what the Yorkshire weather decides to do.
Start your morning at the National Trust Nostell. This spectacular Georgian treasure house boasts landscaped gardens, parkland and historic stables for the family to explore. You can bring your own breakfast picnic to dig into or enjoy brunch at the National Trust venue’s Courtyard Cafe.
After an early morning of exploring, jump in the car for a quick 15-minute drive to the ultimate adventure theme park. Diggerland is a fabulous place where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate real diggers, dumpers and other full-size construction machinery. There are 20 different rides and drives offering fun for all ages.
To continue your day of fun, take a short car journey to Xscape, the ultimate, fun-fuelled destination. Activities include everything from skiing, snowboarding and sledging on real snow at Snozone to wall-to-wall trampolining and urban climbing at Gravity Active Entertainment.
And if these activities aren’t quite up your street, Xscape is located in the same place as Junction 32 – the perfect place for a spot of retail therapy! From The Body Shop to Adidas, there is something there for everyone.
In addition, Xscape and Junction 32 are both places where you can enjoy a tasty meal, from Nando’s to Bella Italia, there are options to suit all ages.
Accommodation suggestion: Xscape has lots of accommodation nearby, from Premier Inn Castleford if you’re looking for a nearby budget hotel, to Pontefract’s Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel if you’d like a peaceful end to your hectic day.
There is something for the whole family to do and enjoy in the district – from going underground at England’s last deep coal mine or enjoying the world’s first nature reserve.