Wakey Wakey!

The secret’s out! A Wakefield awakening is happening… we might not be Yorkshire’s biggest city – but by ‘eck we pack a punch when it comes to things to see and do…

The district of Wakefield, including Wakefield City, Pontefract, Castleford and the surrounding towns and villages, is a fresh and bracing place of creativity and surprise.

Located in the heart of Yorkshire, our district showcases the very best that God’s Own County has to offer, from sculpture and heritage to culture and countryside; Wakefield is a place of adventure and invigoration, not to mention plentiful helpings of rhubarb and liquorice.

This summer, we’re set to celebrate everything that’s brilliant about our part of the world with a huge series of spectacular and surprising events.

If you’re lucky enough to live here you’ll be spoilt for choice, with many things to do right on your doorstep. If you’re visiting from further afield, there’s plenty to welcome you time and again.

You’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning... come one, come all – Wakefield is waiting for you.

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...

What's On

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What's On This Week

Studio Of Sanctuary Print Workshops

Studio Of Sanctuary Print Workshops

The Art House

Mon 24 Jun 2019

Teen Spirit

Teen Spirit

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Tue 25 Jun 2019

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Let's Hang On

Let's Hang On

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 27 Jun 2019

National Trust Nostell

Explorer Family Walks

National Trust Nostell

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 28 Jun 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Midcentury Modern at The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Midcentury Modern at The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 29 Jun 2019

The Art House

Screen Printing Photographs

The Art House

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Pontefract Castle

St Thomas of Pontefract

Pontefract Castle

Sat 29 Jun 2019