Wednesday’s guide to summer with the kids

Wednesday, August 27

By Laura Drysdale
Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 8:57 am
The Orangery in Wakefield. (W513C301)
The Orangery in Wakefield. (W513C301)

Outdoor activities from noon until 4pm at Nostell Priory

Taster fishing sessions from 10am until 4pm at Wakefield Angling Club and the Dam, Flanshaw Lane, Flanshaw (children aged five to 18)

Pet workshop from 2pm at Pets at Home Wakefield

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Poppies and Peace from 10am until noon at Chantry Chapel Wakefield

Open afternoon and quiz from 1pm until 3pm at Chantry Chapel Wakefield

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

Garden games from 1pm until 3pm at Upton Community Library

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

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 activities from from 2pm until 5pm at Knottingley Library (children aged four to 11)

Under five storytime from 10.30am until 11am at Ossett Library and from 11.15am until 11.45am at Sandal Library

Knitting and cross stitching from 2pm until 3pm at Sandal Library (children aged over eight, booking needed)

Colourful collages from 11am until 3pm at The Orangery (children aged three to ten when accompanied by an adult)

Storybook woodland from 11am until 2pm at Haw Hill Wood

Family activities from 11am until 3pm at Pontefract Castle

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