It’s summer holiday time again and for parents everywhere it’s a challenge to keep youngsters amused and entertained for six weeks or more.

20 things for kids to do in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford this summer

It’s summer holiday time again and for parents everywhere it’s a challenge to keep youngsters amused and entertained for six weeks or more.

By Julie Marshall
Thursday, 4th August 2022, 11:25 am
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2022, 11:27 am

As well as heading for paid-for attractions there are plenty of other ways of having an enjoyable time that needn’t cost the earth - or even anything at all.

Bike rides, nature walks, a treasure hunt in the garden or a picnic in the park with a group of friends are all ways to spend an hour or two on a budget.

Here are some of the best ways to keep the kids entertained in and around Wakefield and the Five Towns this summer.

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