Unique Experiences

Don’t just try something new, try something unique!

Watch a performance in the solicitors, listen to live music in the library, join in with crafts in the chapel and see an artist at work in the studios as you explore the city on Artwalk night.

Look out for our fabulous festivals; they’re nothing like you’ve seen before! We celebrate our historic links with Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb in February, sweet lovers rejoice when our Liquorice Festival comes to Pontefract in July and the city is transformed into a beach for Seaside in Wakefield in August.

Meet a miner 140m underground, learn how to bend neon light, observe the night’s sky and sleep out in the wilderness - just a few ideas of how you can truly experience Wakefield. Discover more inspiring experiences below.

Unique Experiences - Events

Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Charity Christmas Lights Trail

Charity Christmas Lights Trail

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop
Sakubei Yamamoto

Sakubei Yamamoto Exhibition

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Simon Armitage, Poet in Residence

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

The Hepworth Wakefield
Dragon Egg Hunt

Dragon Egg Hunt

Pontefract Castle
St George's Day

St George's Day

Pontefract Castle
Proms in the Castle

Proms in the Castle

Pontefract Castle
Picnic at the Castle

Picnic at the Castle

Pontefract Castle
Family fun

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Pontefract Precinct
Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Day

Pontefract Castle
Hallowscream

Hallowscream

Pontefract Castle
Christmas at the Castle

Christmas

Pontefract Castle