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

Create your own Christmas wreath

Christmas Wreath Making

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Baby Rave

Baby Rave

The Hepworth Wakefield
Behind The Scenes Stables Tour

Behind The Scenes Stables Tour

National Trust Nostell
Create your own Christmas wreath

Christmas Wreath Making

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Under 5's Christmas Fun Day

Under 5's Christmas Fun Day

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Santa's Grotto at Trinity Walk

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk
Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Anglers Country Park
Pugneys Reindeer Trail

Pugneys Reindeer Trail

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
Big Country

Big Country

Warehouse 23
Breakfast with Father Christmas

Breakfast with Father Christmas

National Trust Nostell
Nostalgia at Nostell

Christmas Nostalgia

National Trust Nostell
Christmas Wishes Family Workshop

Christmas Wishes Family Workshop

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Wreath making

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

National Trust Nostell
Elf Yourself Day

Elf Yourself Day

Ridings Shopping Centre
Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

National Trust Nostell
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
Santa's Grotto at Trinity Walk

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk
Sunrise across YSP

Sunrise in the Sunscape

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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