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

Medieval Tile Making

Medieval Tile Making

Pontefract Castle

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Reduction Linocut

Two Day Reduction Linocut Printing Course

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 20 Jul 2019

The Art House

Cyanotypes

The Art House

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Live acoustic music

Live Acoustic Music In The Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Code Moon

Code Moon

Wakefield Library

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Educating Rita

Educating Rita

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 20 Jul 2019

The Reverse Sessions

YSI Presents Tarek Atoui's Shuffle Orchestra

Wakefield Cathedral

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Meet a Miner

Pithead Bath Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Meet a Miner

Hope Pit Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Studio Of Sanctuary Print Workshops

Studio of Sanctuary Summer Print Workshops

The Art House

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Mini Museum Explorers

Mini Museum Explorers

Wakefield Museum

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 23 Jul 2019

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