New Ways to Spend the Weekend in Castleford
With the May bumper bank holiday extravaganza now firmly behind us, it’s important to stay chipper and remember that you don’t need a bank holiday in order to make the most of the weekend. Whether you’re a local or just a Yorkshireman looking for a good spot to spend a weekend with friends, Castleford in Wakefield is a surprisingly solid spot to base yourself for a day and night of entertainment. Here’s a roundup of some of the top ways to spend a weekend in Castleford, West Yorkshire.
While your standard Friday to Sunday weekend doesn’t offer enough time for a jaunt to the Swiss Alps to work on your skiing game, such steps aren’t necessary in Castleford. Snozone is a gargantuan and seriously impressive indoor ski park, filled with snow and offering skiing, snowboarding and a whole host of other activities. This is definitely a good option if you’re with your mates for the weekend, as Snozone offers regular slots for parties and corporate retreats, meaning you can bond with your coworkers while hurtling down an artificial hill in a rubber sledge – fun!
Two Fat Ladies! Duck and Dive! Knock at the Door! Whatever age you are, it’s almost impossible not to get drawn into the electric atmosphere, friendly vibes and of course the high stakes of a good bingo game. Once the reserve of the elderly, bingo is back on trend in a big way, thanks largely to millennial-focused bingo companies that have helped shift the public’s attention back to the simple beauty of the game. If you find yourself in Castleford, hit up Buzz Bingo for chilled-out vibes and good gaming, where you can also gorge on hipster treats like loaded Philly cheese steaks, pulled pork burritos and quinoa salads.
Gravity Trampoline Park
Trampoline really is one of life’s great overlooked pleasures – what’s more fun than just, bouncing up and down all day? Luckily, Castleford has you covered and then some, with Gravity Trampoline Park. This warehouse-sized facility is laid out wall to wall with trampolines, meaning you and your crew can easily spend the whole day jumping around this surprisingly affordable venue. Gravity also brings a little bit more to the table; you can sign up for basketball, dodgeball, and some good old-fashioned gladiator-style sparring. It’s also located right by the multi-level pleasure palace that is Xscape, meaning you can swing by to one of their dozens of bars and restaurants after for a well-deserved cocktail. Pro tip: We would NOT recommend loading up on margarita before hitting up the trampoline park. You have been warned.
For top of the range shopping from the biggest and most in-demand brands around, most people might assume you’d have to decamp all the way to Leeds or even Manchester for a global shopping experience. However, Castleford has its very own outlet mall packed with discounted designers such as Mango, Ben Sherman, Amefa, Antler and New Balance, so you can shop till you drop without breaking the bank.
If you have any top tips for an entertaining weekend in Castleford, let us know in the comments.