Events and things to do in Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract & more.

Experience Wakefield

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 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...

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? Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City. 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...

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Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Anglers Country Park
Newmillerdam Country Park

Bat Walk

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Learn to Use a Compass

Learn to Use a Compass

Anglers Country Park
Summer Bazaar

Summer Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield
Meet a Miner Underground Tour

'We Also Served' Promenade Theatre

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Around the World: Greece

Around the World: Greece

Castleford Museum
Around the World: China

Around the World: China

Castleford Museum
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Museum Treasure

Museum Treasures

Wakefield Museum
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell
Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

The Hepworth Wakefield
Summer Activities

Summer Holiday Family Activities

West Yorkshire History Centre
Arts and Crafts Windows

Arts and Crafts Windows

Pontefract Castle
Cycling at Nostell

Cycling Fun this Summer

National Trust Nostell
Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

The Hepworth Wakefield
Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes

Woolley Village Recreation Ground
Travel Adventures

Travel Adventures

Pontefract Museum
Fairburn Ings

Wild Wednesday

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Woodland Pirates

Woodland Pirates

Haw Park Wood
Archives Surgery

Archives Surgery

West Yorkshire History Centre
Roman Day

Roman Day

Castleford Museum
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell