Experience Wakefield

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? We’ve got lots to choose from. Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City.

Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more.

Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City. Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

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What's On This Week

Anglers Country Park

Donkey Rides

Anglers Country Park
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Sand Bottles

Sand Bottles

Castleford Museum
The Little Mix Show

The Little Mix Show

Unity Works
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Anglers Country Park
Dig for Treasure

Dig for Treasure

Castleford Museum
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
India-Inspired Jewellery Workshop

India-Inspired Jewellery Workshop

The Hepworth Wakefield
Parkland Walk

Parkland Walk with a Teatime Treat

National Trust Nostell
Peppa Pig Visits The Ridings

Peppa Pig Visits!

Ridings Shopping Centre
Reduction Lino-Cut Printing

Reduction Linocut Printing

The Hepworth Wakefield
Seaside Fun

Seaside Fun

Castleford Library
Seaside in Castleford

Seaside in Castleford

Castleford Precinct
Stanley Marsh

Stanley Marsh Family Fun Day

Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve
Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Anglers Country Park
Summer Bazaar

Summer Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield
Meet a Miner Underground Tour

'We Also Served' Promenade Theatre

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Newmillerdam Country Park

Bat Walk

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell