Room on the Broom trail at Anglers Park, Wakefield

Location: WF4 2EB

Distance: 2 miles

This free trail in Wakefield is based on the popular Julia Donaldson book Room on the Broom and is a belter of a walk!

Room on the Broom is a brilliant story and one that we read all the time so little man was well on board with this walk! He would tell me the story as we were going around and try and trip me up with telling me the wrong bit to see if I noticed!

The walk follows the path round the lake in an anti-clockwise direction. The route is pram friendly too which is a bonus. There are sculptures to find and animal footprints to follow. You can buy an explorers pack from the Discovery Centre at the start if you so wish too.

There is a cafe, toilets and a playground at the Discovery Centre and car parking was free when we went. You do need to get their early though as it fills up quick.

The area around the lake is really picturesque with plenty of spots to stop for a snack.

A fabulous short walk for little legs!

explorer pack available
Spotting all the numbers
Room on the Broom story
The story is told on the way around
Room on the broom trail
One of the ‘stops’ on the Room on the Broom trail
story board for room on the broom
Story board
Hop like a frog
Hop like a frog
lake at anglers park
Lakeside
dragon on the room on the broom trail
Dragon spotting
witch's broom
Is there room on the broom for a kid like me?
witch's cauldron
Witch’s cauldron
Playground at the Discovery centre

If you enjoyed this walk then why not try the others in the area; Gnome Roam at Newmillerdam or Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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