One of the highlights of 2014 has been revisiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside.
The park also features exhibitions across four galleries. The park was holding an exhibition of the work of artist and activist Ai Weiwei. In our previous visit we had seen an extensive Miro exhibition.
It’s a great place to introduce art to children; they can run, jump and play in and around the sculptures. We spent a full afternoon exploring the rambling estate, stopping off to pet the Highland Cattle.
The park also features a cafe, parking and a well stocked shop. Definitely worth a visit if you are heading up to the wilds of Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4LG T: 01924 832631