Unique Experiences

Don’t just try something new, try something unique!

Watch a performance in the solicitors, listen to live music in the library, join in with crafts in the chapel and see an artist at work in the studios as you explore the city on Artwalk night.

Look out for our fabulous festivals; they’re nothing like you’ve seen before! We celebrate our historic links with Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb in February, sweet lovers rejoice when our Liquorice Festival comes to Pontefract in July and the city is transformed into a beach for Seaside in Wakefield in August.

Meet a miner 140m underground, learn how to bend neon light, observe the night’s sky and sleep out in the wilderness - just a few ideas of how you can truly experience Wakefield. Discover more inspiring experiences below.

Unique Experiences - Events

Alice Pattullo

Alice Pattullo: Of House and Home

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
By The People, For The People

By The People, For The People

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Painting India

Howard Hodgkin: Painting India

The Hepworth Wakefield
Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Clock Stops

The Clock Stops

National Trust Nostell
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Days

Pontefract Castle
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
October Half Term Fun

October Half Term Fun

Pontefract Castle
Hallowscream

Hallowscream

Pontefract Castle
Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle
Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle
Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Family fun

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Pontefract Precinct