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

Marbling Process

Marbling on silk

National Trust Nostell

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Wakefield RMS

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Santas Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Wakefield RMS

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Santas Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Pontefract Christmas Lights

Pontefract Christmas Light Switch On

Pontefract Precinct

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 20 Nov 2018

National Trust Nostell

Making A Hand Sewn Book

National Trust Nostell

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Pontefract Park

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Castleford Christmas Light

Castleford Christmas Light Switch On

Castleford Precinct

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 21 Nov 2018