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...

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What's On This Week

Family History

Cake, Cream, Clothing and Cloth - Family History

Pontefract Castle

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Maths Sorcerer

Maths Sorcerer & Knight's Throne

Wakefield Library

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Superhero Shapes

Superhero Shapes & Angular Architecture

Wakefield Library

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Games Of Yesteryear

Games Of Yesteryear

Thornes Park

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Poster Creators

Poster Creators

Wakefield Museum

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Egyptians!

Egyptians!

Wakefield Museum

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Wooden Bead Jewellery Workshop with Jane Sedgwick

Wooden Bead Jewellery Workshop with Jane Sedgwick

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Reduction Linocut

Two Day Reduction Linocut Printing Course

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Family Workshop: Patterns & Prints with Ella Doran

Family Workshop: Patterns & Prints with Ella Doran

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

Clarence Park Music Festival

Clarence Park Festival Celebration!

Clarence Park Bandstand

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

Code Moon

Code Moon

Wakefield Library

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 28 Jul 2019

The potter

Innovative Industries

Castleford Museum

Mon 29 - Tue 30 Jul 2019

King Tut's Table

King Tut's Table

Wakefield Library

Mon 29 Jul 2019