13 May 2019

A Day Out at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A few weeks ago, I took the children to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I've wanted to visit for ages, but the right moment and the right weather never seemed to coincide.

With a few sunny days forecast in the half term and what looked like the most amazing art installations, I decided to take us there.

I had seen over on Instagram images of a beautiful mirrored room at the park, along with some of Damien Hirst's work too, so it really did seem like the perfect time to go.

It is really easy to find just off junction 38 of the M1 and although the parking fees may sound a little steep at £12 per day, this also covers the entrance fee to the park and galleries. In my opinion, £12 for three people for the whole day is very reasonable 

The park itself is huge, I'd totally underestimated the size of it and we could have easily spent a few more hours exploring. We shall definitely be heading there again in the summer, and it's the perfect place to take a picnic.

After parking up and heading out into the park, we first headed down to the Chapel, this is where To Breath by Kimsooja was installed. The floor was covered in mirrors and the windows had a diffraction film on them, this created the most stunning rainbow patterns when the sun shone through them. It was truly magical and I could have spent the whole day in there.  To protect the mirrored floors, socks or special slip on shoes were required, and perhaps wearing a skirt isn't advisable ;)

It was truly a beautiful and unique experience that we all enjoyed, I don't think i'll forget the joy on my children's faces for a while either.