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

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast With Santa at The Liquorice Cafe

Pontefract Castle

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Stained Glass Workshop

Copper Foiled Stained Glass Workshop

Pontefract Castle

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Festive Fused Glass

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair & Open Studios

The Art House

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Leeds Steampunk Market on Tour

Leeds Steampunk Market

Queen's Mill

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Liquorice Santa!

Liquorice Santa

Pontefract Museum

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Santa's Grotto at Trinity Walk

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Santa Paws

Santa Paws

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Sun 8 Dec 2019