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Pugneys Country Park

  • Wakefield
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Activity Centres, Water Sports

Attraction Information

Pugneys Country Park is a 250 acre site that used to be an open cast mine, as well as a sand and gravel quarry, before it was turned into a country park in 1985 and all ready for you to explore with the kids today! This scenic and expansive park has 2 beautifully clear lakes and a modern water sports centre which is open all year and free to visit. You can hire equipment or bring your own craft to use on the larger lake, whilst the smaller lake is a nature reserve and permits no entry to the waters.

The larger lake is a whopping 100 acres and offers wind surfing, canoeing and kayaking, and sailing. Water sport courses are available to book. There is a 1.6 mile track around this lake that is overlooked by Sandal Castle, and suitable for the whole family to enjoy a relaxed stroll. The smaller lake is only 24 acres, and this Nature Reserve has 2 cool bird hides to allow you to watch the local wildlife undisturbed.

There is a fun little wooden play area that is suitable for younger children and there is a nature trail around the site for the whole family.

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Opening hours

Daylight access to Park

Visitor Centre
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 16:30

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 21:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Asdale Road, off Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7EQ, England

Phone number

01924 302360



Click here to visit Pugneys Country Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Parking Charges
Up to 1 hour: £1.00
Up to 4 hours: £2.50
Over 4 hours: £4.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Pugneys Country Park has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Pugneys Country Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Pugneys Country Park have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Pugneys Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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