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Broadlands Farm

Touring Caravan Park

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Local Attractions

Shops & Restaurants

Pugneys Country Park (adjacent to site)

Sandal Castle (1 mile)

The National Mining Museum (5 miles)

The Hepworth Wakefield (4 miles)

Xscape, Castleford (10 miles)

About Wakefield

Bretton Country Park & Yorkshire Sculpture Park (5 miles)

Pugneys Country Park is a great day out with two lakes and a modern watersport centre and cafe. Watersport courses are available or hire a watercraft or bring your own.


Pugneys Country Park is a 250 acre site which was previously an open cast mine as well as a sand and gravel quarry and was turned into a country park in 1985.


The park has two lakes, the largest of which is a 100 acre watersports lake. This caters for non-powered watersports such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Equipment is available to hire or, alternatively, visitors can bring their own craft to use on the lake.


The largest lake at Pugneys Country Park has a footpath which runs all the way around the lake and is approximately 1.6 miles long, making it suitable for running or taking a leisurely stroll.


The smaller of the two lakes is only 24 acres and is a nature reserve which is overlooked by 2 bird hides, enabling visitors to watch the neighbouring wildlife in their own habitat.


A new water sports centre was opened in early 2005 providing excellent facilities including; changing room, classrooms and conference facilities.  The water sports facility also provides excellent refreshment facilities at the modern cafeteria, where hot and cold food and drinks are available 7 days a week.


A comprehensive range of water sport courses are available at the centre and new equipment is available to bring this very successful centre into the 21st century, not only in the service it provides but also in the new state of the art building.


Open all year 9 - 9.30 pm or 1 hour before dusk (whichever is earlier).  Admission into the park is free.

Historically, Wakefield has been known as the "Merrie City" and has been well known for its medieval mystery plays.


A church has been on the site of the present day Cathedral of All Saints since Roman times. The Cathedrals spire is 500 years old and its 75 metres make it the tallest in Yorkshire.


The old town of Wakefield grew up around the crossroads of Westgate, Northgate and Kirkgate. In medieval times, each road had a gate that was closed every evening. The buildings, which we find along these streets today, reflect the prosperity of the town around the 18th and early 19th Centuries.


Because of Wakefield's situation on the River Calder, it was at one stage an inland port. Wakefield was involved in the woollen industry, trading in cloth and the raw materials used in its manufacture. Grain, coal mining, brewing, rope making and boat building have all contributed to Wakefield's industrial prosperity. The St John's area still retains rows of elegant Georgian houses built in the 1790's, when Wakefield had one Yorkshire's chief grain markets.


Wakefield has had a market since 1204, and today the markets of Wakefield and surrounding district are full of character and atmosphere, with bargains for everyone. Today, Wakefield bustles with activity with an excellent pedestrianised shopping area and narrow streets and markets. Situated close to other major cities, it has direct access to the M1, A1 and M62 and intercity rail services taking less than 2 hours to reach London, King's Cross.

On the old Wakefield Bridge, is St Mary's Chantry Chapel, built in the 1340's. It is one of only four similar bridge chapels built in Britain. The Chapel was built as a resting-place for travellers. The bridge was also important economically to the people of Wakefield because it was a vital crossing point over the river and travellers paid tolls for its use.

The nearest shop is the Asda supermarket, situated only ½ a mile away and is open 24 hours, 

Also near by is the excellent Black Hall Farm Shop & The Barn Coffee Shop


 In the village you will find  The New Inn, Public house the local village store and Durkar fisheries

The Star Inn & The Red Kite are also within walking distance.


At the Sandal Castle Centre (½ a mile away) you will find A Chinese, Italian and a Indian restaurant.

For more traditional food there are several good restaurants near by

Beautiful 18th Century landscaped grounds next to Bretton Lake Nature Reserve with several self-guided trails to follow. Within the Country Park is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which presents a program of international exhibitions and a number of sculptures by locally born Henry Moore.

This motte and bailey castle dates to the 12th century and over look the site of the Battle of Wakefield, fought in 1460 when Richard, Duke of York and father of the future king Richard III was killed. After the siege of 1645, the castle was demolished on the orders of Parliament. The nursery rhyme "Oh the Grand old Duke of York" dates back to these events at Sandal Castle


Finds from recent excavations and further information about Sandal Castle can be seen at Wakefield Museum


Admission to the Castle is free

Award winning museum that tells the history of coal mining, including a one hour tour of the original working 137m underground.

Yorkshire’s inspiring new art gallery, celebrating the area’s unique artistic legacy and exploring the work of major contemporary artists. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, it has ten gallery spaces making this one of the UK’s largest purpose-built galleries outside London.

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Xscape Castleford, Colorado Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford. WF10 4TA. 01977 523201.


There are varies activities you can do at Xscape these include:


Snow Zone, Rock Climbing, Aerial Assault, Skate Park, Cinema ,Bowling, Laser Zone, Dodgems, Health & Fitness Suite, Cosmic Golf, Soft Play, Ice Skating, Shops, Food & Drink

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