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...

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What's On This Week

All the Little Lights

All the Little Lights

Theatre Royal Wakefield
February Half Term

Science Show

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Cathedral Crafts

Cathedral Crafts

Wakefield Cathedral
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Free Tours

Free Tours

Wakefield Cathedral
Jolly Hockey Sticks

Jolly Hockey Sticks

Wakefield Museum
February Half Term

Science Show

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Kellys Comedy Club

Hilarity Bites @ Kelly's Comedy Club

Ossett Town Football and Social Club
Sing! Dance! Act!

Sing! Dance! Act!

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill
Johnny Cash Roadshow

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Yoga at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park