Experience Wakefield

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? We’ve got lots to choose from. Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City.

Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more.

Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City. Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

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What's On This Week

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings with Mother Christmas

National Trust Nostell

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Dec 2018

Anglers Country Park

Pre-Schooler's Christmas Party

Anglers Country Park

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Pond Dipping

Winter Dusk Walk

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Carol Singing

Christmas Carol Singing

Rogerthorpe Manor

Wed 19 Dec 2018

National Trust Nostell

Autism-friendly Christmas storytime

National Trust Nostell

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Fun Activities

Christmas Clay Gift Tags

Wakefield Museum

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Anglers Country Park

Pre-Schooler's Christmas Party

Anglers Country Park

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Brass Christmas at YSP

Brass Christmas at YSP with Emley Brass Band

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Father Christmas at Nostell

Breakfast with Father Christmas - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Nostell Father Christmas

Father Christmas Grotto - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Nostell Father Christmas

Festive Party with Father Christmas

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 24 Dec 2018