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

Nostalgia at Nostell

Christmas Nostalgia

National Trust Nostell
Kellingley Colliery Final Days

Heroes and Heroines

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Not Vital

Not Vital

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Parkland Walk with a Teatime treat

Parkland Walk with a Teatime Treat

National Trust Nostell
Santa Undergound

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Sunrise across YSP

Sunrise in the Sunscape

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The Hepworth Wakefield
Crafty Christmas Decorations

Crafty Christmas Decorations

The Hepworth Wakefield
Nostalgia at Nostell

Christmas Nostalgia

National Trust Nostell
Santa Undergound

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Crafty Christmas Decorations

Crafty Christmas Decorations

The Hepworth Wakefield
Santa Undergound

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Crafty Christmas Decorations

Crafty Christmas Decorations

The Hepworth Wakefield
Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Beyond Boundaries: Art By Email

Beyond Boundaries: Art By Email

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Big Sculpture Drawing

Big Sculpture Drawing

The Hepworth Wakefield
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Courtesy of Kevin Prime, York Photo Studio

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Big Sculpture Drawing

Big Sculpture Drawing

The Hepworth Wakefield