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  • Terri P
    Pontefract, UK2 contributions
    This escape room is great for families with younger children.
    We went as a family 4 x Adults and 4 x children (8,8,6 & 6)
    They absolutely loved it.
    Although they were nervous at first at the thought of they would be locked in a room and if unsuccessful they would NEVER be allowed to leave, the gamemaster was brilliant with them. The rooms were well lit and fun so their anxiety vanished!
    Great for adults too as it is set in the 80's so it takes you straight back to childhood!

    I would recommend this for first timers.

    They are already planning their next one.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Escape315924
    1 contribution
    We visited the museum on the way back from a weekend in Leeds. Mum dad and two university kids.

    Loads of on site parking and a well signposted entrance. We paid £20 for the 4 of us to go in and gift aided the donation. This fee included the trip down the mine.

    The exhibitions in the hub were excellent and so informative. We spent a lot of time looking at the displays and reading the boards. We then headed out around the site taking in the baths, the technology barn, the steam engine house and Victorian display.

    We then went down the pit with our excellent guide Joe. It’s def an experience. Being 150m underground in a mine is not everyone’s choice of a day out but it was a once in a lifetime chance to see a pit in person. The ride down is something else and the main spine tunnel was just like I thought it would be. Joe was full of fascinating stories of his time down the pit as a miner and later as the leader of a team of rescuers. Amazing time, hard hats torches and the smell of coal.

    We didn’t eat at the restaurant but the menu was fine and reasonably cheap.

    What an amazing experience. We had a brilliant day. The staff were all first rate, the museum is first rate, the experience overall was unforgettable. If you get a chance go, you won’t regret it.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Christine M
    United Kingdom19 contributions
    The 'Murder Motel' escape room was brilliant! We then decided to stay and escape the 'Escape from Wonderland'room. We survived both! Really good fun and puzzles were brilliant. Massive thanks to our lovely host Kieran too 😁
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • castle1_10
    Leeds, UK1,342 contributions
    Visited first time yesterday and we live locally so to speak.
    Parking area metered cost only £1 for one and half hours.
    Charges up to £1:60 for longer we thought was reasonable.
    Walk around the dam paths are a tad muddy December 19th but manageable, it took us around one hour 20 minutes to stroll round with the odd stop off for a photo or two.
    Seats around the dam sides available plus on the eastern side of the small cafe offers drinks cakes and small snacks.
    Admittedly the best time for tree colour would be the autumn fall.
    Wildlife is plenty here
    Information boards around the pathways give you options of several pathways with miles and time to undertake them.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Laura Radcliffe
    Wakefield, UK11 contributions
    Fantastic pantomime again this year, well done to the cat and crew! Great for children and adults. Recommend to all
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • castle1_10
    Leeds, UK1,342 contributions
    A visit to Wakefield we noted the cathedral open so even living local we have never been inside.
    On a cool day opening the entrance doors a warm interior greeted us.
    Nice inside plenty of information to be had and the stain glass windows well kept.
    Well kept inside and all easily accessible.
    Impressed with the place
    Outside it looks impressive
    Cathedral standing virtually in the town centre
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Sue S
    Doncaster, UK17 contributions
    Daughter lives nearby so regular visitors to Nostell. Wonderful house with friendly, informative guides. Parkland is a great place to walk the dogs. Well laid pathways which are brilliant to navigate even after all the recent rainfall. My only gripe is the awful coffee served at the main cafe. Tried it several times over the last few years in the hope that it will have improved. Yesterday’s was the worst ever. Given up mentioning it to the staff. Great shame as the food is lovely and it did spoil my visit. Recommend the gorgeous scones but do avoid having an Americano
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Becky E
    Rotherham, UK1 contribution
    I love anglers park! I think the cafe is nice and the visitors centre has improved! They'd opened the conference bit in the visitors centre and had little role play and other activities for children to complete!

    Activity pack is worth buying for 2 pounds as the chn love ticking things off as they find them!
    The park is nice, smallish but chn love it! Characters to find are brilliant - they were all there when we went in February and have always all been there when I've been in the past. A couple did look newer ( noticed a review said that some of the models were not there!)

    Cons- the car park was quite flooded!
    The actual walk today was really muddy ... On the path aswell! I don't mind a bit of mud and me and my chn wore wellies and waterproof trousers but we were pretty mucky at the end! Difficult with prams etc today but have been in the past and it's been fine - always muddy in places but fun mud and puddles! Today was a bit challenging!

    Not sure what the rules are with this ... But cyclists! Most are fine and cycle around but my friend has a 2 year old who loves walking a few steps ahead to explore! A woman came whizzing behind and was speedily cycling near my friends 2 year old. We told him to watch out but it was too late and she cycled around him. She then stuck her hand out and angrily shook her head.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Kay
    2 contributions
    I realise the entrance fees to YSP aren't cheap, we visited for the first time with a voucher but had a lovely day. Full English breakfast in the Kitchen Cafe was excellent, plentiful and very good quality. Facilities are clean and spacious and the staff were lovely, really helpful. The park is fabulous, we walked round for hours and would still need another couple of visits to see everything. A bit muddy underfoot, as it's February but plenty of good paths as well. Will definitely return. We did think the shop was a bit much - items seemed wildly overpriced but all round, a very enjoyable visit. Thank you.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Ali P
    Norham, UK9 contributions
    The Hepworth was a great place to take a break between the Scottish Border and Banbury. Loved the Gallery.

    I have just returned from a much needed trip south visiting elderly friends to find a hideous parking charge notice from some company called Parking Eye. £100!

    There were 2 of us so I have checked the story with my passenger.

    We arrived at the car park on the 31st August at 13.52, and while I parked the car so that the dogs had some shade, my passenger ran over to get a ticket. The gentleman in front was struggling with the system so it took him about 2 minutes to get a ticket, and my friend picked up her ticket at 13.56 and we put it in the car. She chose the 90 minute ticket, to allow us to walk dogs, have lunch and enjoy the exhibition.

    A mini queue had built up behind her, because of the man who was struggling with your system.

    We quickly walked the dogs, picked up poos, and then had our healthy lunch sitting on a wall in the sun.

    I no longer have the ticket because I have cleaned out the car, however, she has sent me the car sales receipt which she had carefully put in her wallet. It states clearly that she spent £2.00 on parking which allows 90 minutes. I am being fined £100 for being over 2 minutes without a valid ticket.

    I think that the machine did not take the number down properly, it only recorded the first 4 digits of my car registration, so your system then thinks I had not paid. This was not the case.

    Shoddy behaviour on behalf of Parkingeye and their equipment . I see I am not the only person with this problem.

    Please sort it out. We in the north need to support our fabulous museums, but if your colleagues at Parkingeye are being a bit sharp, it wont help.

    Written 10 September 2023
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  • kk-uk1
    82 contributions
    Beautiful walk with a 2yr old on foot and a baby in a sling.

    Took about an hour to go around the lake.

    The playground area is great.

    The ice cream van is a rip-off £3.60 for their basic cone. Just nip to the amazing Charlotte's ice cream parlour at the garden centre over the road....amazing choice and lots cheaper!!

    Car park is £1 for an hour.

    The ride on train doesn't run mid week but my toddler enjoyed walking along the track and playing trains :)

    Lots of little muddy puddles to jump in.

    Most of the time the water is at a distance so reduced the risk of danger when the toddlers are walking around.
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • E F
    Dewsbury, UK103 contributions
    Lovely place with lots of history. A good place for a walk and has boards around with the history of the site including Richard the third and the battle on the moor.
    Some ruins scattered around and can picture the whole site through the places of the ruins and the information given.
    The view from the top of Wakefield and pugneys is beautiful and quite serene.
    Not very busy but the car park only has a handful of spaces so be prepared to park on the road and walk to the site.
    Also has a lovely cafe, with the view of the site and a good range of choices.
    Written 16 October 2023
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  • Sahil H
    1 contribution
    Respectful staff and really easy to get started.
    Great place will 100% recommend and come again
    Made it really easy for equipment hire. A wonderful experience
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Josh
    1 contribution
    I’m a member at the gym - Sam and Lyndsey outstanding and efficient - both do a great job at operating the gym when open, always great to see them
    Both
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Pete W
    Mansfield, UK60 contributions
    Very small but interesting church with plenty of history nice stained glass windows has a lower crypt but was not possible to view due to my limited mobility but everything else is great
    Written 10 September 2023
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