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

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

Main Room

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Castleford Civic Centre

Thu 20 - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 7 Jan 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 8 Jan 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 4 Feb 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Castleford Museum

Ferrybridge Henge, by Ian Roberts

Castleford Museum

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 26 Feb 2019

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 4 Mar 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 5 Mar 2019

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!