Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of my favourite places to visit. We are lucky that it’s so close to where we live, just a short 30 minute drive away. I’d seen stunning photos of the Camellia House at YSP popping up on Instagram and knew I just had to visit. It’s the Easter school holidays here for us, so we decided to head over earlier this week.
The last time we took the children to YSP they were probably a little bit too young to appreciate the sculptures, but this time they absolutely loved them! It’s a great place to take the kids to burn off some energy, mine were running around trying to spot the next sculpture and work out what it was.
There are picnic areas at YSP which is great for summer days. It was a little chilly when we were there so we ate in the cafe at the visitor centre. It’s a lovely cafe and the food is great but it is a little on the pricey side, so I would recommend taking a picnic if you can.
It’s also worth noting that entry is free to YSP, you just pay for your parking. Parking can be paid at the time of your visit or online up to 7 days after your visit.
All day – £12
1-2 hours – £6.50
Up to 1 hours – £3.50
As I mentioned earlier, the Camellia House was probably my main reason for this particular visit to YSP and my goodness it is beautiful. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
You aren’t allowed to go all the way into the Camellia House, which is a shame but you are still able to get some pretty photos.
We also visited the ‘A Tree in The wood’ exhibition by Giuseppe Penone while we were there, which is located in the Underground Gallery.
“Reflecting the importance of trees as a recurring motif throughout Penone’s work, the remarkable Matrice stands at the heart of the expansive gallery and at 30 metres long, spans almost its entire length. The bisected trunk of a fir tree, it has been placed horizontally and meticulously carved to follow one of its growth rings.”
We had a fab day at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and can’t wait to go back again during the summer. If you are local and you’ve never been before, I would highly recommend checking it out.
Have you ever visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park?
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