Free entry Family friendly

Opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : Closed

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

Venue Facilities

Cafe on Site

Free Parking



Once you've worked up an appetite from all your exploring at Pontefract Castle, make your way to The Liquorice Café based in the Visitor Centre. The cafe offers a wide selection of hot and cold refreshments with daily specials and seasonal menu variations, there's something to suit all tastes with gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Younger visitors can refuel with a special lunchbox, including a filled sandwich, yoghurt, drink, fruit or bag of crisps. There's also a stash of books and crayons for rainy days and a magnificent castle themed adventure playground to keep them busy while you relax and enjoy something delicious.

There's plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, or if you're feeling more adventurous (and the weather allows!), you can picnic on the grassy spaces around the castle.

You can pick up a loyalty card at the Liquorice Café that can also be used at The Boat House Café at Pugneys Country Park, The Woodland Café at Anglers Country Park and at Sun Lane Leisure Centre.