We live a short distance from the sculpture park and I absolutely love visiting in all seasons we always discover something new each time we go. It's such an amazing space for the whole family to explore and enjoy, take a picnic along in the summer and you could easily spend a whole day there.
The KAWS exhibition opened a couple of weeks ago, and I was eager to visit when we had a dry day as the exhibition is both inside and out. I had seen on Instagram that the park had been really busy so we decided to visit on a weekday! This was definitely the right choice, though it was still fairly busy(but it is half term locally).
We visited the outdoor sculptures first, these are located near to the lake and cascade bridge and are just an awesome sight. To me they looked massive so I can only imagine how huge they were in the boys eyes.
Being 8 months pregnant I was unsure about the amount of walking as the indoor part of the exhibition is down in the Longside Gallery, which is around 2.5km from the main car park but there is a free regular shuttlebus to take you both ways. As it happens I was fine to walk and really enjoyed it, it was a freezing cold but beautifully sunny day and we enjoyed strolling through the field full of sheep down to the gallery and even spotted a couple of early lambs.
The indoor part of the exhibition contained more sculptures and some cavasses, we were greeted and advised no touching of the exhibits but photos were fine. Phil and I loved this one as parents of two young children we felt it summed up our days!
Sebastian loved the neon pink sculpture, saying it looked like it was made of jelly and of course both boys liked the sculptures showing you internal organs.
The KAWS exhibition is running until June 2016. It is free to visit although you do have to pay to park.