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

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Festive Brass

Festive Brass @ Pit

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Pontefract Museum

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Pond Dipping

Winter Dusk Walk

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Join the Poetry Circle

Truth Be Told Poetry Night: Christmas Special!

Brews, Bites & Books

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Carol Singing

Christmas Carol Singing

Rogerthorpe Manor

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Father Christmas at Nostell

Breakfast with Father Christmas - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Father Christmas at Home

Father Christmas at Home

Wakefield Museum

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Anglers Country Park

Christmas Crafts

Anglers Country Park

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Nostell Father Christmas

Father Christmas Grotto - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018