- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
The Hepworth Wakefield has over 1,600 sq m of light-filled gallery spaces, making it one of the largest exhibition spaces outside of the capital and including, for those in the know, the Wakefield Collection, the Gott Collection,and the Hepworth Collection of over 40 rarely-seen plasters.
They're very welcoming to children and offer a family trail to help you keep 5 to 12s moving and interested throughout the galleries, a cool riverside play park featuring a big wooden pirate ship plus swings, a zip wire and plenty more exciting equipment alongside the family picnic area. Bliss!
There is always something to do at weekends and school holidays with free and paid for activities arranged regularly, so use our link to their timetables to have a look at what extra fun you and the kids can get in on!
Saturday Art Club sees regular timetabled activities like Animation Classes, computer game coding tuition, plus every single Saturday 11am to 4pm they've got the Art Pods session for families to get creative together, so you get to join in: lucky you! Also if you've got arty teens The Young People's Programme offers 16 to 19 year olds the chance to participate in some really cool and inventive art based projects.
Images copyright Hannah Webster & Justin Slee.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW, England
Click here to visit The Hepworth Wakefield's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Not very child friendly
Written by Charlotteg1988 . 14.10.18
We visited recently as part of a group, I decided to leave my toddler and baby with my husband, and take my 9 year old only - I'm thankful I did! There were a number of SEN children on this group visit, and this didn't seem to be catered for by the staff, neither did the age range. I also found that a member of gallery staff took it upon themselves to follow myself, another parent and our children around the gallery for some unknown reason, it made for a very uncomfortable experience. The cafe design looks lovely, however the lady working was very rude, an awfully abrupt manner, and no customer service skills - I ordered a coffee, she then stood there staring at me behind the till . . . I said that's all thanks as it was getting a little strange, and she said in a very condescending, and patronising tone "milk?" We also heard the staff in the cafe moaning about the group they had in the gallery, with other staff. As we had been the only group in, it was very obvious as to whom they were speaking about. Overall, a very disappointing experience.