A 140m deep underground mine tour (over 5s), original colliery buildings and exhibits plus indoor soft play, adventure playground and family events for all.
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH
Tel: 01924 848806
Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(excl. car park charge)
One of the best places to go whatever the weather is the National Coal Mining Museum for England located in Wakefield, the museum, underground tour and new adventure playground makes it a great value day out for all the family.
The lively ex-miner led underground tours are a must for all visitors and children aged 5 years and above. Families are invited to get even more ’hands-on’ as they descend 140 metres below ground to discover the new ’Go Mining!’ interactive tour. This informative and exciting tour costs just £5 per person.
Indoors you can explore original colliery buildings, fascinating galleries and exhibitions.
Little ones will love the new ’Little Diggers’ under 5’s, allotment themed indoor soft play area with puzzles, games and children’s activities with its own garden shed, pigeon coop, a slide and ball pool. Extend your fabulous family day out with a nature trail expedition that goes to the bottom of the valley and join ’Motty’ the mole as he takes you on an adventure. Allow plenty of time for the kids to make the most of the amazing new Adventure Playground with swings, climbing frames and a slides, they can let off steam until they drop!
See the website and check the What’s On page for a full programme of family events and regular workshops. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the underground tour.
Lots to do at the museum plus stories, music and craft activities from 10.15am until 11am at Wacky Wednesday sessions for under 5s.
Free half term science shows will be exploding at the National Coal Mining Museum from 16th to 24th February.