Friday, 9 April 2010

Afternoon at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I crossed the border earlier in the week to spend a few days at my sisters in Yorkshire. The weather was kind enough to allow us to spend a few hours having a wander around Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This park really is a must for anyone in the area. You pay £4 for your parking and that is it, unless of course you then want to spoil yourselves with a cup of tea and cream scone at the end of the stroll as we did!!! It is a perfect place to take children and a picnic on glorious sunny days. Lots to see and plenty of open space to run around in. There are also often activities for children during holiday periods.

Here are a few of the things that took my fancy.

Sculptures by Peter Randall Page. I also loved some of his print work in one of the indoor galleries.

I was dragged in to touch a water feature in the conservatory by my little girl who had remembered it from our visit last year and just loved the pink flowers on the bendy branches.....

.... as I glanced over my shoulder when I was leaving I saw this....

...and had to have a closer look...

... and closer still.

The artist Sophie Ryder, had used metal objects in the castings. A great one to look at with children.

More of Sophie's work

This one has to be one of my favourites though. I know, it doesn't look like much, but you have to be there to experience this. The first time I saw this I was intrigued. As we walked across the grass all we could see were loads of people jumping and running around, and looking quite barmy. When we got closer we understood why. Inside the dome, where the little pink jumpered one is standing, there are planks. When you run and jump on
these planks, you make music. It truly is magical... and then leads you onto a fabulous walk through the under growth.

And for the novelty lamb photo. A must when you are out and about this time of year..... ahhh, aren't they cute. I just love their springy legs!


Minky Magic said...

That looks a lovely place to visit!

Not Just Handbags said...

Ooh I love this place. We haven't been for a couple of years think we might have to have a return visit, the kids would love the musical dome! Elissa

Tweed Delights said...

Looks like a fantastic day out - I love sculpture! Hope you have rediscovered your button collection - I'm still enjoying mine :)
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