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

Fans Of Ancient Egypt

Fans Of Ancient Egypt

Wakefield Museum

Fri 21 Feb 2020

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

Build A Bird Box

Half Term Adventures - Build a Bird Box

National Trust Nostell

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Get Wild!

Half Term Adventures - Workshop!

National Trust Nostell

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Let's Make Rhubarb Crumble!

Let's Make Rhubarb Crumble!

Wakefield Museum

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Total Pop Party

Total Pop Party

Castleford Phoenix Theatre

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Daliso Chaponda

Rhu-Bar Tent: Comedy Night - Daliso Chaponda

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 21 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