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 Summer in the City 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.

Whether you're looking for a family day out or simply want to enjoy quality horse racing, Pontefract Races is the place to be. It's certainly a day out with a difference.

Look out for the Season Finale on 17 October and help celebrate a brilliant year of horse racing.

Wakefield Lit Fest returns

Wakefield Lit Fest

Fri 23 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016



Wed 28 Sep 2016



Wed 30 Nov 2016

Market Stalls

Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb

Fri 17 - Sat 18 Feb 2017