Welcome to Castleford

Have a wander around the historic market town of Castleford, stop for a coffee and then discover Castleford’s Roman past at the museum.

Head to the waterfront and visit Queen’s Mill, once thought to have been the largest stone grinding mill in the world with twenty pairs of grinding stones. Explore the fascinating history on special open days throughout the year organised by the Castleford Heritage Trust.

Love to shop? Browse a range of independent boutiques in the centre of town to find those perfect gifts then head to Juntion 32 Outlet Shopping Village to explore over 80 high street favourites. Just across the road you’ll find your next adrenaline rush on the real snow slope at Xscape Yorkshire.

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There's a world of discovery waiting for you to explore at Castleford Museum.

Learn about life under Roman rule, dress up like a solider and find out how Roman conquests shaped the Castleford we see today.

Celebrate the town's rugby league heritage, explore the stunning collection of glass and take part in exciting family workshops held throughout the year.

Events taking place in Castleford

The Smiths Single

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Castleford Christmas Light

Castleford Christmas Light Switch On

Castleford Precinct

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Queen's Mill

The Snake Davis Band

Queen's Mill

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Eleanor Bentall

Binocular & Telescope Hands On Weekend

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Focus on Nature

Viking Binocular and Telescope Hands-on Weekend

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Pond Dipping

Winter Dusk Walk

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Pond Dipping

Festive Quiz Trail

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 14 Dec 2018 - Fri 4 Jan 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Pond Dipping

Winter Dusk Walk

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Get closer to nature at RSPB Fairburn Ings.

Whether it's wildlife watching, pond dipping or bird spotting you're after, Fairburn Ings is the place to be for nature lovers.

A relaxing stroll through the woodland and along the trails will see you come across a variety of habitats so make sure you're on the look out!