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.

Unique Experiences - Events

Beyond Boundaries: Art By Email

Beyond Boundaries: Art By Email

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Kellingley Colliery Final Days

Heroes and Heroines

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Kate Daudy: This is Water

Kate Daudy: This is Water

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The Hepworth Wakefield
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Yoga at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget: World War 1 Study Day

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Big Sculpture Drawing

Big Sculpture Drawing

The Hepworth Wakefield
Children Activities

Children Activities

Wakefield Precinct
Jean Christoff Novelli

Cooking Demonstrations

Wakefield Precinct
Ruby Rhubarb

Street Entertainment

Wakefield Precinct
Children Activities

Children Activities

Wakefield Precinct
Jean Christoff Novelli

Cooking Demonstrations

Wakefield Precinct
Ruby Rhubarb

Street Entertainment

Wakefield Precinct
Yoga at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield