Saturday the weather was forecasted rain but it was surprisingly sunny (although temporarily) so we took decided to go see the poppies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park since it was the last weekend they were going to be there. Since Adam and his Dad didn’t see the original installation, I thought it would be cool to go. I was lucky enough to get to see the poppies twice in London, once on a fleeting visit and once again visiting the Tower of London with my friend Maggie and her boyfriend. For those who haven’t heard or don’t know what the poppies are, you can read more in my post here. Part of the installation, ‘Wave’ was brought to be put on display at the park, and I was surprised at the amount of people who had come out to see it! I’d never seen so many people around one exhibit before. Even though we went to see the poppies, we still made the rounds of the sculptures. There were loooooads missing, and I was really confused until reading a flyer that said they were going to instal more sculptures in February. So I can’t wait to go back and see what new art has been added. I also LOVED the exhibit inside the main building, ‘Main Street’ by Jonny Hannah, which I believe will be there for a while yet, as it was so colourful and fun, and best of all, most of the pieces are for sale and super affordable!
If you haven’t been to Yorkshire Sculpture Park yet, it’s well worth a visit. You can see previous visits here and here. Entry is free, but you have to pay for parking, which is no more than £8 for the whole day. I think we paid around £5 for a couple of hours. Check back frequently as exhibits change fairly often, and you never know what they may be putting on next.