Friday’s guide to summer fun with the kids

The Express is helping you to keep your kids entertained over the summer holidays.

By Laura Drysdale
Friday, 8th August 2014, 8:00 am
Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Cathedral

And here is your guide to today’s summer fun across the district.

Friday August 8

Arty angels craft session from 10am until 12pm at Wakefield Cathedral.

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Family drop-in activities from 11am until 3pm at Sandal Castle (children aged four to 12).

Make do and mend toys session with a focus on the toys children played with during the Second World War from 11am until 12.30pm and from 1.30pm until 3pm at Wakefield Museum (children aged six to 12, booking needed).

Explore new parts of the house from 11am until 4pm at Nostell Priory.

Upstairs downstairs tour from 2pm until 3.30pm at Nostell Priory.

Red poppies and white butterflies First World War commemoration from 11am until 4pm at Nostell Priory.

Creative carving from 11am until 4pm at The Hepworth, Wakefield.

Miners’ home craft activities including rag rugging and peg dolls at the National Coal Mining Museum.

Creative workshops from 11am until 3pm at The Ridings, Wakefield.

Under fives’ story time from 2.15pm until 3pm at Horbury Library, from 10am until 11am at Wakefield Library and from 10.30am until 11am at Ossett Library.

Mythical maze stories and crafts from 2pm until 3.30pm at Normanton Library (children aged five to 11, booking needed) and from 10.30am until 12.30am at South Elmsall Library (children aged five to 11, booking needed).

Summer play scheme from 9.30am until 3.30pm every week day at SESKU Academy, Burntwood Community Centre, South Kirkby (children aged eight to 13).

Children’s corner with books, colouring, games, dressing up and the labyrinth from 9am until 4pm at Wakefield Cathedral.

Pet workshop at 2pm at Pets at Home Wakefield.

Please check all times, dates and event details before you travel as events and activities can be cancelled or amended at short notice by organisers.

For more information about events and attractions in the area, visit Wakefield Council’s tourism website or see local listings at

Check our website from 8am tomorrow to see details of the day’s events.