Kinsley, West Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 53°37′34″N 1°22′12″W / 53.626°N 1.370°W / 53.626; -1.370

Kinsley is situated under the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire, On the B6273, Wakefield Road. Kinsley's neighbouring villages are Fitzwilliam and Hemsworth.

Kinsley is 7 miles (11 km) from Wakefield, the village is also 7 miles (11 km) from the towns of Pontefract and Castleford. Kinsley is a rural, ex mining village, with a railway station nearby, giving easy access to Wakefield, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield. Kinsley also Has easy access to the M1 & M62 motorways. On the outskirts of Kinsley is Hemsworth Water Park, which is a big attraction with locals and the wider area. Based in Kinsley are two food catering service companies, BRAKES and Premier, located off Hoyle Mill Road.

Education[edit]

Education in Kinsley comes from Kinsley J&I School and also on the Wakefield road (B6273).

From ages 3–11 Hemsworth Arts and Community College is the secondary school for 11-16 & 16-19 year olds which is located in the neighbouring village of Hemsworth just over a mile away.

Hemsworth Water Park & Valehead Park[edit]

Hemsworth Water Park, just off the B6273 on Hoyle Mill Road, has two lakes; the larger lake is available for pedalo rides and has sandy beaches; the smaller lake is in a more secluded area to attract wildlife. Both lakes are stocked for fishing which is available all year round. There are also plenty of grassed areas for picnics and games.

Then there is an outdoor adventure playground within the water park and is suitable for children of all ages with a tower slide, climbing frames and a toddlers' sandpit area. A miniature railway operates in Playworld. Kinsley also has a good greyhound track and hosts many a good night's racing.

Vale Head Park has a 9 hole golf course, plus tennis courts, crazy golf & playing park. Vale Head is within the perimeter of Hemsworth Water Park

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