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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Events taking place in Castleford

The Smiths Single

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Nature Collages

Nature Collages

Castleford Museum

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Holiday Memories

Holiday Memories

Castleford Museum

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Animal Magic

Animal Magic

Castleford Museum

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Roman Times

Surviving Roman Times

Castleford Museum

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Pond Dipping

Wild Challenge: Summer Bug Hunts

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Glass Treasures

Glass Treasures

Castleford Museum

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Amazing Metal

Amazing Metal

Castleford Museum

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Made with Moulds

Made with Moulds

Castleford Museum

Thu 30 Aug 2018

Engaging with Objects

Engaging with Objects

Castleford Museum

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Pond Dipping

Wild Challenge: Summer Bug Hunts

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Museums of the Future

Museums of the Future

Castleford Museum

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Focus on Nature

Viking Binocular and Telescope Hands-on Weekend

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Adult Craft Session

Adult Craft Session

Castleford Museum

Mon 3 Sep 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Pond Dipping

Dusk Bat Walk

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 11 Sep 2018

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.

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!