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Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld


There is an overflow car park at the former ‘Farmers’ site, opposite the entrance to Hoyle Mill Road, Kinsley.

Please note that the gates to the overflow car park will be locked at 6pm each day.

Please ensure you maintain social distancing.


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Hemsworth Water Park has two lakes; the largest lake is available for pedalo rides and has sandy beaches; the smallest lake is in a more secluded area to attract wildlife. Both lakes are stocked for fishing which is available all year round dawn till dusk. There are also plenty of grassed areas for picnics and games.

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Playworld is an outdoor adventure playground within the Water Park and is suitable for children of all ages with a tower slide, climbing frames, toddler’s sandpit area.

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Charges & Opening Times                                                   Easter to the End of September


Open from 9:30am to 6:00pm on weekends and school holidays                                     

Open from 11:00am to 6:00pm term time

- Entry into Playworld is £3.00 per child
- Free entry into Playworld for adults and children under 2 years

Marine Craft
11:00am to 6:00pm weekends and school holidays                                                      

Pedalo rides - paddle boards, mambo canoes and ocean duo canoes 
- £6.00 per boat (seats four)

Beach Shop                                                                                                                         9:15am to 6:00pm weekends and school holidays                                                                  Selling ice-creams, drinks, cakes, confectionery and buckets and spades

Please note that the Lakeside Café Bar serves food from 9.30am to 8pm every day and a carvery every Wednesday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm. The bar is open 11am 'til late.                                                                                                 

- Available all year round, dawn to dusk
- Adult day permit - £4.50 per peg
- Child's day permit - £2.50 per peg 
Fishing matches can be booked through the administration office on 01977 617617.

 All opening times are subject to weather. During periods of changeable weather please ring 01977 617617 to confirm availability.  

Concessions for local residents
Residents of Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam or Kinsley are entitled to a permit for a reduction in the cost of some of the facilities that are available at the Water Park. To obtain a permit you should visit the Community Centre with a document showing your name and address. For £2.00 per household each person will be given their own permit which entitles the holder to unlimited free entry into Playworld and reduced price day and annual fishing tickets. You will also be issued with a pass for free parking at the Water Park. Residents aged thirteen or under can obtain a Water Park permit free of charge.


Hemsworth Water Park is situated off the B6273 which links the A628 in Hemsworth with the A638 at Nostell. Coaches must enter via Hoyle Mill Road opposite the Farmers public house in Kinsley. Cars and pedestrians can either enter off Hoyle Mill Road or directly off the B6273 via the Hemsworth Park Care Centre entrance road. The nearest train station is Fitzwilliam (just a 10 minute walk from the park) which is served by the main Leeds-Doncaster or Leeds-Sheffield routes. A bus stop is directly outside the park.

(Address for sat nav: Hoyle Mill Road, Kinsley, Pontefract, WF9 5JB)


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