Sculpture & the Arts
We're the heart of Yorkshire’s Sculpture Triangle and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Is there any wonder why we are home to world-class, award winning galleries?
From pottery, mining and the Romans to marbles, rugby and Henry Moore, Castleford has an exciting story to tell. Explore these stories and discover more about the area’s heritage at Castleford Museum.
Nature & the Outdoors
Explore picturesque Yorkshire countryside, magical woodland paths and beautiful lakeside walks this autumn.
We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.
Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.
Fancy a festival? We’ve got lots to choose from. Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival, rock out with up and coming bands at the Long Division Music Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City.
Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more.
Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...
The snow may not be falling just yet but the festive season is quickly approaching.
Start the countdown to Christmas with yuletide activities, events and workshops taking place across our district.
Get your list ready and pay a visit to the man in red. From his magical grotto 140m underground to the sweetest liquorice grotto you've ever seen!