Join us for a summer of creative family fun

29th July 2021

We’re working with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to put on a packed programme of events for families in and around our commissioned sculpture, Silence.

From story-telling and nature walks, to drawing and art-making, these events are a chance to get out in the fresh air and be inspired by thought-provoking sculpture.

These events are part of Festival of the Earth, led by Wakefield Council, from July to October 2021 across the Wakefield district.

Creative Nature Lab

Wednesdays – 4th–25th August / Various times
For ages 7+
Book in advance

Each Wednesday this August we will explore a different making skill and get curious about nature, inspired by thought-provoking sculpture. Get art thinking and art making together, while connecting to the natural world.

Tales from Nature

Thursdays – 29th July–2nd September / Various times
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Enchanting stories under the trees every Thursday. Be captivated by spellbinding storytellers as they take you on a journey of imagination and wonder. Every week a different story will unfold, inspired by nature’s treasures.

Playful Family Sculpture and Nature Walks

Fridays – 30 Jul–3 Sep 2021 / Various times
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Awaken your senses and get out in the fresh air on our artist-led interactive sculpture nature walks every Friday this summer. Spend time noticing and connecting to the beauty of the natural world, led by imaginative artists who will help you discover in new ways.

Sculpture Adventures in the Hidden Forest

Saturdays – 24th July–28th August / Various times
Book in advance

Bring your under-5s to get creative and enjoy relaxing under a canopy of trees in our magical Hidden Forest, a space where imaginations can grow while hands and minds are kept busy.

Please note: the walk to the Hidden Forest is relatively long, especially with inquisitive toddlers. Allow for ample time to arrive there before your session starts.

How to book
All tickets can be booked through the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s website.

For all bookable events, both adults and children must have their own tickets due to Covid-19 restrictions. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must also have a general entry YSP ticket – book in advance.

Bookable events are suitable for wheelchair users. Please get in touch after booking if you have any access needs.

Each event has limited places. If you can no longer make it after booking, please let YSP know so that we can make your place available for another family.