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...

What's On

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What's On This Week

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Educating Rita

Educating Rita

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Forgotten Women Of Wakefield

Clara Clarkson Project: Join The Rebellion

Westgate Chapel

Wed 17 Jul 2019

National Trust Nostell

Mark's Gardening Masterclass

National Trust Nostell

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Decoupage Cat

Find Your Passion: Decoupage Pottery Cats

Wakefield Museum

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Abba Night &amp; Beer Festival

Abba Night & Beer Festival

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Medieval Tile Making

Medieval Tile Making

Pontefract Castle

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Reduction Linocut

Two Day Reduction Linocut Printing Course

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 20 Jul 2019

The Art House

Cyanotypes

The Art House

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Live acoustic music

Live Acoustic Music In The Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Code Moon

Code Moon

Wakefield Library

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Educating Rita

Educating Rita

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 20 Jul 2019