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Visiting Sandal Castle, Wakefield

It may be small, but the ruins of Sandal Castle in Wakefield make for a great afternoon out in the fresh air and learning about the local history.

Situated in the suburb of Sandal on the outskirts of the city centre, small people will love climbing up to the top of the motte where you have a great view of the local area and across Pugney’s lake.

You can also climb down the steps into the moat, where’s there’s little hidey places such as this arch….

archway sandal castle

Explore the ruins, where signs tell you about the different parts of the castle as you walk round….

ruin sandal castle

Make sure you visit the visitor centre as well, where you can find out all about the history of the castle, and what life used to be like in there.

first castle at sandal castle

fabrics sandal castle

Before you go, make sure to print off a Sandal Castle Activity Trail, with questions, games, and things to find.

The castle is completely free to enter as well.

Take the kids for some fresh air and a history lesson…. they’ll be that busy having fun they won’t realise they’re learning. 🙂

Sandal Castle website here for more information on how to get there and opening times

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  1. August 7, 2015 at 11:37 am

    We used to go to Sandal castle as children, before the railings and the visitor center. It was an amazing place to play because you could scramble up the hill and clamber over the ruins. Once the were health and safety signs put up it never quite felt the same.

  2. August 8, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I have never been to the Sandal Castle, it sure looks that it has fun for all ages!

    • indreamworld
      August 8, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      It’s a nice day out, gets them out in the fresh air and learning too 🙂 Win win!

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