A 140m deep underground mine tour (over 5s), original colliery buildings and exhibits. Indoor soft play, adventure playground and family events for all.
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH
Tel: 01924 848806
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Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
One of the best places to go whatever the weather is the National Coal Mining Museum for England located in Wakefield.
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.
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.
Take the nature trail to the bottom of the valley and join ’Motty’ the mole as he takes you on an adventure. Let off steam in the Adventure Playground with swings, climbing frame and a slide.
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.
Learn about Nationalisation of the Coal Mining Industry in the new exhibition when you spend a day out Wakefield's fascinating history museum.
Join in the summer fun at the Museum as we commemorate seaside holidays of yesteryear with a FREE giant beach throughout summer.