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Pontefract Castle – Castles for School Trips

Location(s)Pontefract WF8 1QH
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability5,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
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We are not accepting any more bookings for the autumn term and before Christmas because we are now fully booked. We are, however, taking bookings for the spring term so do get in touch using the contact form below. We look forward to welcoming you to Pontefract Castle!

Welcome to Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle is a place of family-friendly adventure, with wide open spaces to play and fascinating ruins to investigate. We've also got free make and take resources available for children to collect from the Visitor Centre during weekends and school holidays! 

The Castle grounds are open as normal for you to enjoy with friends and family. Entrance to the castle is FREE and you do not need to book. The Liquorice Cafe is also available for takeaway food and drink Wednesday to Sunday 10am until 3pm.

We want everyone to feel confident and safe when visiting Pontefract Castle. We have therefore followed VisitEngland guidelines in order to ensure that it is safe to visit and many of our safety measures will remain in place after 19 July.

We ask all visitors to make space for others who may feel uncomfortable without social distancing in place.

As we gradually bring back our usual activities, you can find a whole host of interesting articles to read and fun activities to keep you occupied by visiting the Wakefield Museums & Castles blog. 

Help the Wakefield Museums & Castles team improve their digital offer by filling in their survey about yourself and your experience with us online.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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