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

National Trust Nostell

Heritage Open Day

National Trust Nostell

Fri 20 - Sat 21 Sep 2019

Religious communities in Pontefract

Religious Communities Around Medieval Pontefract

Pontefract Museum

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Wakefield Festival Of Beer

Wakefield Festival of Beer 2019

Wakefield Market Hall

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Gissing Centre

Heritage Open Day

Gissing Centre

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Queen&#39;s Mill

Heritage Open Day

Queen's Mill

Sat 21 Sep 2019

The Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Heritage Open Day

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Newmillerdam Country Park

Heritage Open Day

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Dungeon Tours

Dungeon Tours - Heritage Open Days

Pontefract Castle

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Florence Beaumont

Heritage Open Day: People Power

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Wakefield Festival Of Beer

Wakefield Festival of Beer 2019

Wakefield Market Hall

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Wood Street

Discover Wood Street

Wakefield Town Hall

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Gym &amp; Tonic

Gym & Tonic

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Friarwood Valley Gardens

Heritage Open Day

Friarwood Valley Gardens

Sun 22 Sep 2019

The Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Heritage Open Day

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Lantern Parade

Lantern Making Workshop

Pontefract Castle

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Trinity Walk

Louisa Fennell Walk

Trinity Walk

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 24 Sep 2019