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Great days out at Yorkshire’s Houses, Castles & Gardens

Bringing you a whole host of ideas for great days out for all the family with our fantastic selection of formidable castles, splendid stately homes, ancient abbeys and glorious gardens. With an unrivalled collection of Yorkshire’s finest attractions ready to welcome you, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one to visit first!

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Find loads of family days out and fun things to do in and around Yorkshire with the family.

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SOLD OUT! – 2024 Family Pass

We have completely sold out of 2024 Family Passes. For future reference, registrations open here from 1st – 31st October each year. As we only have a very limited number of passes available, by registering your interest you enter into a ballot and successful applicants are selected at random to proceed with their purchase.

Instead, why not take advantage of the wonderful visitor attraction membership schemes available through the National Trust, English Heritage and other private member attractions, which all represent excellent value for money? See individual attraction websites for further details.

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Latest News

Christmas through the Ages

Christmas through the Ages

Nunnington Hall is hosting Christmases of the past with a yuletide season that will take people on a journey through the ages. From the front door to different rooms, visitors step into the opulence of the Georgian era, the splendour of the Victorian golden age, see a Tudor feast fit for a king.

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Lighting up art for West Yorkshire

Lighting up art for West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in West Bretton has launched a new interactive light and sound artwork to brighten up this winter. Light Organ has been installed in YSP’s Chapel and will be open until Sunday 21 January 2024, as part of the Wakefield’s Light Up 2023 programme.

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