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Pugneys Country Park

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

  • People on boat at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield
  • Families on playground at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield
  • Sunset over lake at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield

Attraction Information

  • Activity Centres icon Activity Centres
  • Water Sports icon Water Sports

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Pugneys Country Park's website
01924 302360

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Park and Water sport Centre open at 9am Closes: 4.30pm Winter Closes: 8pm Spring Closes: 9pm High Summer Hired watercraft: First watersport session on lake: 10am Last session: 6.30pm to 8pm (Times are for High Summer) Own watercraft sessions on lake: 10a


Free to visit! Obviously fees apply for courses and hire of water craft. Parking charges apply: Up to 1 hour £1 Up to 4 hours £2.50 Over 4 hours £4 Annual Pass £70


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