Experience Wakefield

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? We’ve got lots to choose from. 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.

Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more.

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...

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

Castleford Museum

Easter Crafts

Castleford Museum

Thu 18 - Fri 19 Apr 2019

Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends

Pontefract Castle

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Apr 2019

Illumination Workshop with Toni Watts

Illumination Workshop with Toni Watts

Pontefract Castle

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 21 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Printmaking

Printmaking

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 21 Apr 2019

St George&#39;s Day

St George's Weekend

Pontefract Castle

Sun 21 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Easter Afternoon Tea

Easter Family Afternoon Tea

The Hepworth Wakefield

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Bess The Commoner Queen

Bess The Commoner Queen

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 25 Apr 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Anthony Gormley One &amp; Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 25 Apr 2019