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

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

The Art House

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Crimes On The Coast

Crimes On The Coast

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Index Festival

The Virtual Sculpture Garden

Wakefield Cathedral

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Forgotten Women Of Wakefield

Beneath The Bodice: Sculpting the Self

Westgate Chapel

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Come Find Us

Come Find Us X Index: Wakefield Tour

Wakefield

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Ghost Walk

WFD Historic Ghost Walk

Wakefield Town Hall

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Radio Gaga

Radio Gaga

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Sep 2019

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Index Festival

Index Tour (Behind The Scenes)

Wakefield

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Nostell Nights

Nostell Nights

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 27 Sep 2019

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 27 Sep 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield Wellness Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield Wellness Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 28 Sep 2019