YSP is a charity and your parking fee supports everything we do.
Please pay for parking any time during your visit or online up to 7 days afterwards
. You will be asked to type in your car registration number. The system takes both cash and card.
All day: £8.00
1–2 hours: £5.00
Up to 1 hour: £2.50
Motorcycles are free – please donate.
Coaches – please report to the Information Desk on arrival.
Parking charges apply to all visitors including Blue Badge holders.
To avoid queues at the Park, pay online for car parking up to 7 days after your visit. You will be asked to type in your car registration number and to select the length of your visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park my car at YSP?
There are over 1,150 parking spaces at YSP with car parks at the visitor centre (Blue, Orange and White car parks), at YSP Learning (Red car park), and at Bretton Country Park (Yellow car park). Please park in official YSP car parks only. We politely ask visitors not to park on grass verges on the A637 and to be courteous to residents if parking in West Bretton. Download a map of the Park
Why do you charge for car parking?
Car park charges contribute significantly to the running costs of YSP which is an independent museum and registered charity.
Why have you raised car parking charges in recent years?
Raising our car parking charges was a tough decision, but we’ve been hit hard by rising running costs and funding cuts. It costs £3.5m each year to run YSP and we receive only £1.5m funding. We therefore have to raise £2m each year to deliver the exhibitions, education and community work we do in the district, as well as maintain the 500-acre estate.
Why do you need my car registration details?
CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras read vehicle number plates on arrival at each of our car parks. Cheaper and less intrusive than barriers, the number plate recognition system allows us to track how long people stay and therefore charge for parking more fairly.
How can I save money on car parking?
If you are a regular visitor, it may be worth purchasing an annual parking permit by joining YSP Friends
(£65, £60 concessions p.a.). Benefits to the scheme include free parking, 10% discount in the shop and restaurant, and admission to exclusive events.
What do you offer for Blue Badge holders?
Parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders but we do offer priority parking spaces, free use of mobility scooters and a £40 annual parking permit. Ask at the YSP Centre Information Desk for more information.
How can I avoid car park charges?
We have no admission fee so visitors can avoid charges altogether – the 96 bus runs between Wakefield and Barnsley, with frequent stops at YSP. Find out more at wymetro.com
What happens if I don't pay for car parking?
If you forget to pay for parking you can pay online up to 7 days after your visit
or contact the Visitor Experience Team on +44 (0)1924 832631 or email email@example.com
Your payment is registered against your number plate and in the event of non-payment, a parking charge notice will be issued via the DVLA.
Can you move between car parks on one charge?
Yes. Transfer between car parks is permitted, simply pay for the whole time you are on site.
Do you have to display a ticket in your vehicle?
No. The system uses automatic number plate recognition, you do not need to return to your vehicle to display a ticket.
Can I bring my motorhome?
Yes. We would advise you to park at YSP Learning (red car park) or Bretton Country Park (yellow car park). There is no overnight parking at the Park.
I made an error in payment or registration entry and need to contact the Park after my visit?
If you have any issues following your visit we are more than happy to help resolve these, simply contact the Visitor Experience Team on +44 (0)1924 832631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an issue with your payment during your visit please contact the Information Desk on +44 (0)1924 832631.