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...

What's On

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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

Fashion Fun

Fashion Fun

Tue 26 Jul 2016

Ground Detectives

Ground Detectives

Tue 26 Jul 2016

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wed 27 Jul 2016

Mysterious Animals

Mysterious Animals

Wed 27 Jul 2016

Safety of Secrets

Safety of Secrets

Thu 28 Jul 2016

Discovering Fossils

Discovering Fossils

Fri 29 Jul 2016

Snow Walk with SnoZone

Snow Walk with SnoZone

Fri 29 Jul 2016

Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Sat 30 Jul 2016

Art Adventurers

Art Adventurers

Sat 30 Jul 2016

Big Wild Sleepout at RSPB Fairburn Ings

Big Wild Sleepout

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Clarence Park Music Festival

Clarence Park Music Festival 2016

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Park Run

Parkrun

Sat 30 Jul 2016

Snow Walk with SnoZone

Snow Walk with SnoZone

Sat 30 Jul 2016

Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Sun 31 Jul 2016

Nostell Junior Parkrun

Nostell Junior Parkrun

Sun 31 Jul 2016

Pugneys Watersports Centre and Country Park

Dragon in the Attic

Mon 1 Aug 2016