Indulge in a Spot of Friendly Protest at Yorkshire Sculpture Park This Half Term

There’s plenty to entertain, come rain or shine, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this half term, with exciting events and activities in the great outdoors.

Why not start with a spot of friendly protest? On the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice, track down our Protest ARTcart (20 Feb / 11.00–16.00 / Free) to make demonstration placards and create a protest song.

Immerse yourself in the imaginative world of outdoor sculpture building in Come Rain, Come Shine (20 Feb / 11.00 & 13.30 / £3). Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. For families working towards their Arts Award Discover or Explore, our Arts Award Family Studio (20 Feb / 11.00 & 14.00 / Free) gives you a free space to think and create, and a base to explore our current exhibitions. On 21 February, draw, paint, write and collage to create Zodiac Books (11.00 & 14.00 / £3) inspired by Ai Weiwei’s popular Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads sculpture.

Alternatively, try out our brand-new web app Sculpture Cam as a family, to experience and interact with our sculptures from literally every angle! Create and share your very own 3D sculpture animations on your phone from across the beautiful 500-acre Park.

For older kids and grown-ups, prepare to be entertained with an unforgettable evening of fun and frivolity in the Darktown Cabaret with artist Jonny Hannah (17 Feb / 18.30 / £46); or unwind in a relaxing Recharge: Yoga Retreat (25 Feb / 10.00–16.00 / £75).

Explore visually and emotionally stunning installations by pioneering Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar, in the Underground Gallery and open air (until 8 April). Feel empowered by the work of artists who seek to make a difference in Revolt & Revolutions (until 15 April) in the Bothy Gallery. And, make the most of the last chance to see intricate collages, scraper boards and prints by Ed Kluz in Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain (until 25 February) in YSP Centre.

Don’t forget to visit YSP Shop for exclusive exhibition merchandise and a distinctive selection of products from international artists, contemporary designers and talented makers. Then grab a bite to eat at YSP Restaurant with delicious locally sourced, seasonal food and stunning views of the Henry Moore bronzes in the Country Park.

Open daily 10.00–17.00. Admission free. Parking charges apply. For more information about exhibitions, events and activities taking place at YSP visit ysp.org.uk

Photo © Charlotte Graham.

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