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.

If you’re lucky enough to live here you're 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

Rhubarb Festival

Rhubarb Festival Market

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Weapons Of Our Ancestors

Weapons Of Our Ancestors

Castleford Museum

Fri 21 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Saad Qureshi

Family Drawing In Paradise

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Seasonal Planter Workshop

Seasonal Planter Workshop

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Playful Sculpture Walk

Playful Sculpture Walk: February

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Patrick Monahan

Rhu-Bar Tent: Comedy Night - Patrick Monahan

Wakefield Precinct

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Rhubarb Festival

Rhubarb Festival Market

Wakefield Precinct

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Take It Away

Take It Away

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Wakefield Big Band

Big Band Spectacular Featuring Dennis Rollins

Wakefield Sports Club

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 25 Feb 2020

The Cinder Path

The Cinder Path

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 25 Feb 2020

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 26 Feb 2020

John Shuttleworth

John Shuttleworth's Back

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 26 Feb 2020

All Saints Church, Pontefract

Medieval Churches Of West Yorkshire

Pontefract Museum

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Meet the Kitchen Gardener

Meet the Kitchen Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 27 Feb 2020