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Pontefract Castle

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Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
01977 723440

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August 2017

Arts and Crafts Windows at Pontefract Castle

August 23 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the new Visitor Centre at Pontefract Castle by paining and creating your very own mini replica of the beautiful arts and crafts windows that will be situated inside the Visitors Centre.

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Medieval Tile Making at Pontefract Castle

August 30 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Use the castles medieval finds to inspire your creativity and make replica clay ties in this interesting workshop.

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September 2017

Gardens in the Age of Chivalry – Medieval Gardens at Pontefract Castle

September 2 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join historical gardening expert Michael Brown as he explores medieval gardens - their features, their uses and their plants. Sat 2 Sep 2017 13:00 to 14:00 £2

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Heritage Open Days at Pontefract Castle

September 9 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pontefract Castle will be opening its doors this September for Heritage Open Days from Saturday 9th September to Sunday 10th September. Explore the dungeons underground and the grounds above with the help of the new Explorer Backpacks. Plus if you are visiting on the Sunday afternoon, enjoy the uplifting music from Wakefield Orchestral Wind as

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Heritage Open Days at Pontefract Castle

September 10 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pontefract Castle will be opening its doors this September for Heritage Open Days from Saturday 9th September to Sunday 10th September. Explore the dungeons underground and the grounds above with the help of the new Explorer Backpacks. Plus if you are visiting on the Sunday afternoon, enjoy the uplifting music from Wakefield Orchestral Wind as

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Wakefield Orchestral Wind @ Pontefract Castle

September 10 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

10 September at 14:00–16:00 We're delighted to be returning to the wonderful surroundings of Pontefract Castle for an afternoon of live music!

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Volunteer @ Pontefract Castle

September 19
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Pontefract Castle needs you! Pontefract Castle is ready for a brighter, longer and more creative future and you can be part of it. With the Key to the North Project now well under way our volunteers provide valuable support to the castle team. Make new friends, learn new skills and boost your confidence – just

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Adult Stone Carving Workshop at Pontefract Castle

September 23 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 23 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00 Join Melanie Wilks, the talented professional sculptor and use castle stonework as inspiration to carve a unique relief piece. Bring a packed lunch or visit our new Liquorice Café. Booking essential. Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk Price £17

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Gilded Sweetmeats at Pontefract Castle

September 26 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tue 26 Sep 2017 18:00 to 19:30 Using medieval recipes and real gold leaf, take home tasty treats to impress your friends. Adults 18+ Tickets £6

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October 2017

Lioness Lantern Parade at Pontefract Castle

October 14 at 7:00 pm

Saturday 14th of October @ 7pm Join the Pontefract Lioness Group for a magical lantern parade through the medieval streets of Pontefract down to the Valley Gardens. Arrive early and take part in some entertainment before you set off in the parade.  

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October Half Term Fun at Pontefract Castle

October 21
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It might be a bit colder and darker outside, but Pontefract Castle have plenty of activities to keep you entertained in October. Dungeon tours, creative craft sessions and family fun activities are just a few of the great things you can do over the school holidays.

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Ghost Walks

October 24 at 9:00 pm
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Dare you venture into the unknown and go searching for ghosts of the past at Pontefract Castle? The castle will be brought to life by ghosts of the past and you can take part in these special ghost walks taking place on Tuesday 31 October, Friday 10 November and Friday 24 November. If you are

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Hallowscream at Pontefract Castle

October 27 at 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday 27th of October 5.30pm - 7pm Dare you dress up in your scariest outfit and visit Pontefract Castle at twilight for some spooky, eerie fun? There will be plenty of activities and crafts to enjoy, plus there will also be a trail around the grounds. Don’t forget a torch!

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December 2017

Medieval Christmas at Pontefract Castle

December 2 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 10:00 to 4:00 Meet characters from the castle’s medieval past, browse the festive stalls selling interesting artisan gifts and decorations and have a go at making your own.

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