Welcome to Wakefield

Explore the city centre and you’ll find independent boutiques and high street favourites along with a choice of tea rooms and coffee stops. Take a tour of Wakefield Cathedral to hear the history of this spectacular place of worship then enter a world of discovery as you learn the stories of the city and its people at Wakefield Museum.

Delve deeper into our heritage as you journey 140m underground at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Fancy something a little more elegant? Make sure you visit National Trust Nostell to explore an 18th century mansion set amid 300 acres of gardens, lakeside paths and parkland.

Celebrate the area’s art heritage and see world class sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield. Prepare to be wowed as you explore art scattered across picturesque landscapes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It’s not all about the galleries; look out for self-led Artwalk nights where art and ale collide with pop-up workshops and live performances.

There’s so much to discover, take a look below for more inspiration...

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What's On in Wakefield

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
Woodland Pirates

Woodland Pirates

Haw Park Wood
Archives Surgery

Archives Surgery

West Yorkshire History Centre
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Anglers Country Park

Donkey Rides

Anglers Country Park
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Night Time Walk

Night-Time Nature Walk

National Trust Nostell
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Anglers Country Park

Donkey Rides

Anglers Country Park
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Food Glorious Food

Food, Glorious Food Market

Wakefield Precinct
Painting Towards Abstraction

Painting Towards Abstraction

The Hepworth Wakefield
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Creative Carving

Creative Carving

The Hepworth Wakefield
Anglers Country Park

Donkey Rides

Anglers Country Park
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
Anglers Country Park

Donkey Rides

Anglers Country Park
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Colour Vision

Colour Vision

The Hepworth Wakefield
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell
Summer Activities

Summer Holiday Family Activities

West Yorkshire History Centre

Step into a world of mystery as you discover stories of Wakefield people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. See the exhibitions come alive as you explore the museum through the special Digitrail.

And don't miss your chance to explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world's first nature reserve. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman?

Discover more here