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...

What's On

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What's On This Week

Cathedral Crafts

Cathedral Crafts

Wakefield Cathedral
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Free Tours

Free Tours

Wakefield Cathedral
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Baby Rave

Baby Rave

The Hepworth Wakefield
Little Explorers

Little Explorers for Under 5's

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Strictly Murder

Strictly Murder

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Beat It, Bend It, Build It

Beat It, Bend It, Build It

The Hepworth Wakefield

Coalshed Poets

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Great British Dog Walk

Great British Dog Walk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Ridings Craft Fair

The Ridings Craft Fair

Ridings Shopping Centre