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, rock out with up and coming bands at the Long Division Music 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...

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Calling all family fun seekers. We've got your summer holiday sorted!

Banish that summer boredom for good with exciting activities taking place everyday throughout our district.

Build sandcastles in the city, discover the secrets of archaeology, get competitive  at Olympic Fun Days and explore the wonderful world of Roald Dahl. All this and more awaits you for a summer of fabulous familly fun!

What's On This Week

All About Archeaology

All About Archeaology

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Clay Sculptures

Clay Sculptures

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Summer Mysteries

Messy Family Fun

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Brassed Off

Brassed Off

Fri 26 Aug 2016

Waxworks

Waxworks

Fri 26 Aug 2016

Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Brassed Off

Brassed Off

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Family Fun

Family Fun

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Henry Moore 30

Henry Moore 30

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Get active with the family

Le Tour de Ossett

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Lit from the Pit

Lit from the Pit

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Park Run

Parkrun

Sat 27 Aug 2016

Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Sun 28 Aug 2016

Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Sun 28 Aug 2016

Family Cycling Day

Family Cycling Day

Sun 28 Aug 2016

Nostell Junior Parkrun

Nostell Junior Parkrun

Sun 28 Aug 2016

The Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Open Day

Mon 29 Aug 2016

Architects

Architects

Tue 30 Aug 2016