Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
This is very special place won the Art Museum of the Year 2014 award. The charity covers 500 acres of historic landscape, and has open-air displays of sculpture by some of the world’s leading artists. It also features in a new guide to free days out in the UK, produced by Age UK.
Of particular importance is Barbara Hepworth, a native Yorkshire woman, whose work is here in the open air, where it’s ‘allowed to breathe’.
As well as having plenty of space to walk around, you can join sculpture classes, see the exhibitions and five indoor galleries, and of course sit down at the restaurant for that all-important cup of tea.
Free mobility scooters are available, which must be booked in advance. Dogs on leads are most welcome. Parking charges apply.
The Park is close to the Henry Moore Institute, the Hepworth Wakefield and Leeds Art Gallery for a real art-lovers treat.