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

Gardeners

Gardeners

Thu 1 Sep 2016

Heads Up

Heads Up

Thu 1 Sep 2016

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Thu 1 Sep 2016

Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Family Fun

Family Fun

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Finishers

Finishers

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Lock Gate Making

Open Day

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Park Run

Parkrun

Sat 3 Sep 2016

YSP

Wild Walks

Sat 3 Sep 2016

Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Sun 4 Sep 2016

Colourful Me

Colourful Me

Sun 4 Sep 2016

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

Sun 4 Sep 2016

Pedal in the Park

Pedal in the Park

Sun 4 Sep 2016

After School Club

After School Club

Mon 5 Sep 2016

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Tue 6 Sep 2016

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Tue 6 Sep 2016