Welcome to Castleford

Have a wander around the historic market town of Castleford, stop for a coffee and then discover Castleford’s Roman past at the museum.

Head to the waterfront and visit Queen’s Mill, once thought to have been the largest stone grinding mill in the world with twenty pairs of grinding stones. Explore the fascinating history on special open days throughout the year organised by the Castleford Heritage Trust.

Love to shop? Browse a range of independent boutiques in the centre of town to find those perfect gifts then head to Juntion 32 Outlet Shopping Village to explore over 80 high street favourites. Just across the road you’ll find your next adrenaline rush on the real snow slope at Xscape Yorkshire.

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Snozone Kids' Holiday Camps

Snozone Kids' Holiday Camps

Xscape Yorkshire
Summer Activity

Summer Activity

Xscape Yorkshire
The Maze

The Maze

Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village
Fairburn Ings

Wild Wednesday

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Roman Day

Roman Day

Castleford Museum
Around the World: France

Around the World: France

Castleford Museum
Around the World: India

Around the World: India

Castleford Museum
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill
Fairburn Ings

Wild Wednesday

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Spend, Spend, Spend

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Birds of Prey

Bird Show

Castleford Precinct
Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum
Gladiator Training

Gladiator Training

Castleford Precinct
Roman Day

Roman Day

Castleford Library

There's a world of discovery waiting for you to explore at Castleford Museum.

Learn about life under Roman rule, dress up like a solider and find out how Roman conquests shaped the Castleford we see today.

Celebrate the town's rugby league heritage, explore the stunning collection of glass and take part in exciting family workshops held throughout the year.

Get closer to nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings.

Whether it's wildlife watching, pond dipping or bird spotting you're after, Fairburn Ings is the place to be for nature lovers.

A relaxing stroll through the woodland and along the trails will see you come across a variety of habitats so make sure you're on the look out!