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

Pop-Up Mummy Cards

Pop-Up Mummy Cards

Wakefield Museum

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Weapons Of Our Ancestors

Weapons Of Our Ancestors

Castleford Museum

Mon 17 - Tue 18 Feb 2020

Get Wild!

Half Term Adventures: Get Wild!

National Trust Nostell

Mon 17 - Tue 18 Feb 2020

Clay Creations

Clay Creations: Sculpt A Scarab

Wakefield Museum

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Sculpt In Ink

Sculpt In Ink

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Rum & Reason

Rum & Reason

Festive Fusion

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Bullcarr Mires

Haw Park Wood

Bullcarr Mires

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Ponte-Facts

Ponte-Facts

Pontefract Museum

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings

National Trust Nostell

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Sculpt In Ink

Sculpt In Ink

The Hepworth Wakefield

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Get Wild!

Half Term Adventures - Workshop!

National Trust Nostell

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Iron Age Day

Iron Age Day

Castleford Museum

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Build A Bird Box

Half Term Adventures - Build a Bird Box

National Trust Nostell

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Sculpt In Ink

Sculpt In Ink

The Hepworth Wakefield

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Get Wild!

Half Term Adventures - Workshop!

National Trust Nostell

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Material Marbling

Find Your Passion: Material Marbling

Wakefield Museum

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Jonny Awsum

Jonny Awsum is Coming to Town

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Fans Of Ancient Egypt

Fans Of Ancient Egypt

Wakefield Museum

Fri 21 Feb 2020