Something for the weekend: Jaume Plensa at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last weekend we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I’ve mentioned it before on this blog because I am a bit of a fan. I’m mentioning it again because I harp on about things I like because it has temporary exhibition until January 2012 and if you live within distance it really is worth visiting. Summer is the perfect time to visit because it is what it says on the tin a park. We had a fabulous Sunday exploring the extensive parklands and the current exhibition; Jaume Plensa. Plensa is a Spanish artist, I can’t say meaningful things about art, but what I can say is that I found his work beautiful and arresting. My son loved the curtain of words, that he could make tinkle and the room of gongs which he could bong. He loved walking inside some of the pieces.

To tinkle and read. Jaume Plensa Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Contemplating the view. Jaume Plensa. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Up close and beautiful. Jaume Plensa. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tree love. Jaume Plensa. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Jaume Plensa Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The thing a love about YSP is that it bridges the gap between great for children and great for adults; perfect for both.

Looks like a bench but actually you can make it sing.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has a new cafe at the Kennel Block it’s more informal and has a cheaper menu than the main restaurant and tables outside. There is lots of space to picnic if you bring your own food, but their food is definitely worth sampling.

For proper details about the Yorkshire Sculpture Park click here

This post is linked to ‘Something for the Weekend’ at Christine’s imaginative and intelligent blog Thinly Spread, if you’re looking for something to do any weekend drop in here.


  1. anthea

    The Jaume Plensa exhibition looks amazing. Beautifully tactile and interactive. I’m going to have to see if his work is coming down South at all. Thanks for this post xxx

  2. Mrs Skinner

    You beat me to it Gem! We had a wonderful time & have taken similar photos so I’ll leave it for a while then post so that we can really promote it. I just wish I wasn’t so far away. Would go most week-ends if we were nearer!

  3. Chris Mosler

    WOW! That is fantastic and right up our street…I wished we lived close enough, my lot would love this! Thanks so much for linking (and for your very kind words! x)

  4. Kirsty

    Hey, Gemma, guess what – I’ve just booked a little tiny holiday to Leeds for the end of August! So my boys and I will be there for sure. Maybe we’ll bump into you there? 😀

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