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...

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What's On This Week

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Pontefract Town Hall

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Peterloo - The Past Lives in the Present

Peterloo

Queen's Mill

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 18 Jan 2020

New Departures

New Departures

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 18 Jan 2020

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Pontefract Town Hall

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Go Paint!

Go Paint!

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 19 Jan 2020

The Bluejays

The Bluejays Rock & Roll Revolution

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 19 Jan 2020

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 22 Jan 2020

Cinderella

Cinderella

Ossett Town Hall

Wed 22 Jan 2020

National Trust Nostell

Meet the Kitchen Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Cinderella

Cinderella

Ossett Town Hall

Thu 23 Jan 2020