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Season of Play

Soak up a spectacular summer and celebrate a ‘Season of Play’. Throughout the holidays, enjoy a series of playful events and activities which invite visitors to play across the 500-acre landscape.

Every day of the week, pick up a 50 Ways to Play guide, packed with wild and wonderful free things to do around the Park, including: pooh sticks; creating your own natural sculpture; and the WILD Explorer Nature Trail. Or, try out our web app Sculpture Cam, to experience and interact with the sculptures from literally every angle!

Summer Pass

Enjoy unlimited parking all summer long with our 'Season of Play' summer pass! For £30, visit YSP throughout the summer holidays (23 July–2 September 2018) and benefit from free parking all day, every day as well as discounts in YSP Shop, the restaurant, cafes, and on our picnic packages.

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‘Play is incredibly important for children’s growth and development, and combining play with art is a really powerful mix. ’

Emma Spencer, YSP Family Learning Coordinator

Season of Play Events

Free

Event

Hidden Forest Open Day

Every Saturday between 28 Jul & 25 Aug

Adventure awaits in the Hidden Forest, our outdoor space for our youngest visitors. Jump, laugh, make, sing, and explore your right to play. Come and enjoy this magical space and have time together...

Free

Event

Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Sun–Tues between 29 Jul & 4 Sep / 11.00–15.30

Imagine, draw, construct, play and, most importantly, have fun in our family studio space at YSP Learning. Explore ideas inspired by current exhibitions at YSP and be your own artist. Drop in...

Event

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays in school holidays

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Always outdoors, Come...

Event

Tree Tales: Nature's Sculptural Giants

22 Aug 2018

"Martin Maudsley’s storytelling is masterful – engaging, witty and it held the audience spellbound.”   Join performance storyteller Martin Maudsley for a magical family...

Exhibitions

Exhibition

Art, Games and Play: Don Pavey and other Collections

24 Mar–2 Sep 2018

Calling upon a range of visual materials and other items held in the National Arts Exhibition Archive (NAEA), this exhibition celebrates the close relationship between art, games and play. Open...

Exhibition

Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time

30 Mar–4 Nov 2018

Acclaimed installation and performance artist Chiharu Shiota has created an awe-inspiring, site-specific installation of thread within the beautiful 18th-century Chapel. 

Exhibition

Common Ground

5 May–2 Sep 2018

The radical and vital work of Common Ground – the Dorset-based arts and environmental charity – is presented through archive material in the Garden Gallery as part of a continued...

Exhibition

Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

26 May 2018–28 Apr 2019

One of the most eminent artists working today, Giuseppe Penone presents his extensive new exhibition in YSP’s light-filled Underground Gallery and across the historic landscape.

Exhibition

Mister Finch: The Wish Post

23 Jun–23 Sep 2018

Textile artist Mister Finch brings his intricately hand sewn and constructed menagerie to YSP in his largest solo exhibition to date. 

Sculpture Cam

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Sculpture Cam

Experience and interact with our sculptures from literally every angle and then create and share your very own animations.

Instagram

Get your art without walls kick by following YSP on Instagram and share your photos using #yorkshiresculpturepark