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

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Leeds Steampunk Market on Tour

Leeds Steampunk Market

Queen's Mill

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Santa Paws

Santa Paws

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Santa&#39;s Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Santa&#39;s Grotto at Trinity Walk

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Leeds Waits

Leeds Waits Presents A 17th Century Christmas

Pontefract Castle

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Yorkshire Brass Quintet

Yorkshire Brass Quintet

Clarence Park Bandstand

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Christmas Brass

Christmas Brass

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Pontefract Museum

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Christmas Special

Wacky Wednesday Christmas Special

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Queen&#39;s Mill Over 55&#39;s Christmas Dance

Over 55's Christmas Dance

Queen's Mill

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

St Michael's Church

Thu 12 Dec 2019