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

Kellingley Colliery Final Days

Heroes and Heroines

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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
Have a Go Archery

Have a Go Archery

Pontefract Castle
Disobedient Bodies

Disobedient Bodies: J.W.Anderson

The Hepworth Wakefield
Harrison's Garden

Harrison's Garden

National Trust Nostell
Yoga at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
St George's Day

St George's Day

Pontefract Castle
Yoga at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Haroon Mirza

Haroon Mirza

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Proms in the Castle

Proms in the Castle

Pontefract Castle
Family fun

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Pontefract Precinct
Picnic in the Castle

Picnic in the Castle

Pontefract Castle
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Days

Pontefract Castle
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Hallowscream

Hallowscream

Pontefract Castle
Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle
Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle