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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What's On This Week

Pre Loved Market

Friday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Forest Fridays

Forest Fridays: Woodland Tools

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Theatre

Theatre

Castleford Museum

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Pond Dipping

Wild Challenge: Summer Bug Hunts

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Meet Chase & Marshall

Meet Chase & Marshall

The Ridings

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Dahlicious Family Workshop

Dahlicious Family Workshop

Wakefield Library

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Caring for archive documents

First Aid for Documents

West Yorkshire History Centre

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Newmillerdam Country Park

Bat Walk

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Music

Music

Castleford Museum

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Seaside in Castleford

Seaside in Castleford

Castleford Precinct

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Summer Fair

Summer Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Stanley Marsh

Stanley Marsh Family Fun Day

Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Friarwood Festival

Friarwood Festival

Friarwood Valley Gardens

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Horbury Treasure Trail

Horbury Treasure Trail

Horbury

Sun 19 Aug 2018