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

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Yorkshire Food &amp; Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Create a 3D artefact

Make A 3D Artefact

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 Oct 2019

The Ridings Halloween Event with The Den

The Ridings Halloween Event with The Den

The Ridings

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Dig Update

Dig Update

Pontefract Castle

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp 80’s Gold DJ Set

Warehouse 23

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Halloween At The Hepworth

Halloween

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Weird Witchballs

Weird Witchballs & Carved Candles

Castleford Museum

Mon 28 - Tue 29 Oct 2019

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

National Trust Nostell

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Transform Yourself Into A Pharaoh

Transform Yourself Into A Pharaoh

Wakefield Museum

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Pumpkin carving for kids

Pumpkin carving for kids

National Trust Nostell

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Simple Sewing

Simple Sewing: Ancient Egyptian Cats

Wakefield Museum

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

National Trust Nostell

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Halloween @ Pit

Halloween @ Pit

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Tue 29 Oct 2019