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Pontefract Castle

Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
01977 723440

August 2017

Medieval Tile Making at Pontefract Castle

30 Aug 2017 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

2 Sep 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

9 Sep 2017 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

10 Sep 2017 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

10 Sep 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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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Adult Stone Carving Workshop at Pontefract Castle

23 Sep 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

26 Sep 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

Pontefract Lantern Festival

14 Oct 2017 at 6:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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October Half Term Fun at Pontefract Castle

21 Oct 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 29 Oct 2017

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

24 Oct 2017 at 9:00 pm
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One event on 10 Nov 2017 at 9:00pm

One event on 24 Oct 2017 at 9:00pm

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

27 Oct 2017 at 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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

2 Dec 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 3 Dec 2017 at 10:00am

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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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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February 2018

Prisoners at Pontefract Castle

February 21 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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Details In 2018, take part in a special workshop in the historic grounds of Pontefact Castle. Kings and soldiers have been held prisoner inside the dungeons of Pontefract Castle. Take part in a series of fun activities inspired by their stories including craft activities inside the visitors centre. Explore the castle ruins on a trail

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March 2018

Comic Strip Workshop with artist Jade Sarson Adult 16+ at Pontefract Castle

March 17 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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FREE

Details Meet comic artist and illustrator Jade Sarson, the talented artist behind the artwork for Pontefract Museum's new comic Potwallopers. Potwallopers tells the story of Pontefract's secret ballot which was the first ever of its kind in Britain. In this free workshop you'll develop your own comic strip with Jade's excellent step-by-step tuition. Free but

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April 2018

Dragon Egg Hunt at Pontefract Castle

April 5 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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In 2018, take part in an Easter Trail with a difference in the historic grounds of Pontefact Castle. Follow the mysterious footprints around the castle to find the dragon’s egg and claim your prize. Enjoy Easter crafts, games and plenty of fun family activities.

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Birds of Prey Puppets at Pontefract Castle

April 10 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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Details Looking for something fun to do with the kids over Easter Half Term? Pay a visit to Pontefract Castle on Tuesday 10th April, and create your very own bird of prey puppet in this imaginative and creative workshop for children. This is a free event and no prier booking is required. Just pop along

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St George’s Day at Pontefract Castle

April 21 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 22 Apr 2018

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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FREE

Details Join in the national St George’s Day celebrations at Pontefract Castle on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April. Watch the mighty St George charge in on his trusty steed to slay the dragon, watch some traditional crafts and have a go at some yourself. Plus explore the ancient ruins of the castle and pay

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May 2018

Siege Weekend at Pontefract Castle

May 27 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 28 May 2018

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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Details Something for everyone! See how a medieval fortress like Pontefract Castle would have been attacked. Have a go at the climbing wall to see how difficult it would be to scale the castles mighty walls. Or for the more relaxed visit listen to one of our talks on medieval siege warfare.

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June 2018

Proms in the Castle

June 23 at 5:30 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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*PROMS TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE* Tickets are available from the Castle Gift Shop, Pontefract Library or online*. Book now for a beautiful evening of orchestral music in the historic grounds of Pontefract Castle. (*small booking fee applies for online bookings) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/proms-in-the-castle-2018-tickets-44363633823

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Proms in the Castle at Pontefract Castle

June 23 at 7:30 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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Details In June 2018, Pontefract Castle will once again host the ever popular Proms in the Castle. Enjoy an evening of beautiful classical music from the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra while watching the sun go down, beyond the historic ruins of Pontefract Castle. Gates will be open from 5:30pm and the event will start at

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July 2018

Picnic at the Castle at Pontefract Castle

July 7 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain
Pontefract, WF8 1QH United Kingdom
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Details In July 2018, Pontefract Castle will once again host the ever popular Picnic in the Castle Pack a picnic, sit back, relax and experience an entertaining day of family fun in the grounds of Pontefract Castle. Have a go at some creative crafts and play traditional outdoor games.

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