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

Medieval Woodwork

Medieval Woodwork and Carpentry

Pontefract Castle

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 24 Jul 2018

So Choir

So Choir

The Hop Wakefield

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Dream Time Creative

Forgotten Women from Wakefield.

Brews, Bites & Books

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Sad and Beautiful.

Michael Borkowsky and Matthew Heptinstall

Unity Hall and Business Space

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Westgate Studios

Open Studios

Westgate Studios

Wed 25 Jul 2018

ReModel

ReModel

The Art House

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Think Ink

Think Ink

Harry's Bar

Wed 25 Jul 2018

 Archaeology of Shadows

Mythistoria: An Archaeology of Shadows

The Art House

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Hang the DJ

Hang the DJ

Wakefield Beer Exchange

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Brilliant Birds

Brilliant Birds

Wakefield Museum

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 26 Jul 2018

National Trust Nostell

Meet the Gardner

National Trust Nostell

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Amazing Animation

Amazing Animation

Wakefield Museum

Fri 27 Jul 2018

National Trust Nostell

Introduction To Green Woodworking Day

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Tips for reading old handwriting

Palaeography - Reading Old Handwriting

West Yorkshire History Centre

Fri 27 Jul 2018