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

Willowcraft Reindeer Workshop

Willowcraft Reindeer Workshop

National Trust Nostell

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Meet Santa!

South Kirkby Festive Open Day

Renewi: The Education Centre

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 17 Dec 2019

National Trust Nostell

Nostell Nestlings With Mother Christmas

National Trust Nostell

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 18 - Thu 19 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Santa&#39;s Grotto at Trinity Walk

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Make a jolly Christmas garland

Find Your Passion: Christmas Garlands

Wakefield Museum

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Brass Christmas

Brass Christmas

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast With Santa at The Boat House Cafe

Pugneys Country Park

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Santa Crafts

Santa Crafts

Wakefield Museum

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Santa&#39;s Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 21 Dec 2019

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Anglers Country Park

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Sat 21 Dec 2019