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

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 16 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Night Run - Experience Nostell in a new light

National Trust Nostell

Sat 16 Feb 2019

A Foreigner&#39;s Journey

A Foreigner's Journey

Warehouse 23

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Farmer Copleys

Barn Dance with The LCS American Cowboy Band

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Little Fix

Little Fix

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 17 Feb 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sculpt and Play

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 17 Feb 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Castleford Museum

Castleford's Iron Age

Castleford Museum

Mon 18 - Tue 19 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Get Wild: clay creatures

National Trust Nostell

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 19 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Get wild: Build a bird box

National Trust Nostell

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Photo &#169; Jonty Wilde

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Fun Activities

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Wakefield Museum

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Pontefract Castle

Clay Creations: Gargoyles

Pontefract Castle

Wed 20 Feb 2019