Thursday’s guide to summer with the kids

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The Express is helping you to keep your children busy during the summer holidays. Here is today’s guide to what’s going on around the district.

Thursday, August 28

Grand Tour of Europe with the Winn family from 10am until 4pm at Nostell Priory

Pet workshop from 2pm at Pets at Home Wakefield

Children’s corner with books, games and dressing up from 9am until 4pm at Chantry Chapel Wakefield

Summer play scheme from 9.30am until 3.30pm at SESKU Academy, Burntwood Community Centre, South Kirkby (children aged eight to 14)

Terrific tudors workshop from 11am until 12.30pm and from 1.30pm until 3pm at Wakefield Museum (children aged six to 12, booking needed)

Plaster props workshop from 11am until 4pm at The Hepworth Wakefield

Pit ponies workshops at the National Coal Mining Museum

Oliver! at 7.30pm at Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Mythical maze crafts from 2pm until 3pm at Airedale Library (booking needed) and at Castleford Library (children aged four and above, booking needed)

Water bombs and archery from 10.30am until noon and from 1pm until 2.30pm at Sandal Castle (children aged five to 12, booking needed)

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