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
Big Big Camera

Big Big Camera Exhibition

National Coal Mining Museum for England
To the heronry!

Fairburn Ings Heron Fest

RSPB Fairburn Ings
Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

The Hepworth Wakefield
Family Cycling

Introduction to Family Trail Cycling

National Trust Nostell
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Art Pods

Art Pods

The Hepworth Wakefield
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum
Dragon Egg Hunt

Dragon Egg Hunt

Pontefract Castle
Art Pods

Art Pods

The Hepworth Wakefield
Art Pods

Art Pods

The Hepworth Wakefield
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum
St George's Day

St George's Day

Pontefract Castle
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum
Siege Weekend

Siege Weekend

Pontefract Castle
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Proms in the Castle

Proms in the Castle

Pontefract Castle
Picnic at the Castle

Picnic at the Castle

Pontefract Castle