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

Summer Fair

Summer Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Beach Party

Beach Party

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Horbury Treasure Trail

Horbury Treasure Trail

Horbury

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Hope Pit Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Nature Collages

Nature Collages

Castleford Museum

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Newmillerdam Country Park

Forest School Club

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Create, Make and Take

Create, Make and Take

Wakefield Museum

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Holiday Memories

Holiday Memories

Castleford Museum

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Sally & Martha's Drama Workshop

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Family craft activities

Summer Holiday Family Activities

West Yorkshire History Centre

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Arty-facts

Arty Facts

Wakefield Museum

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Mary & Peggy's Drama Workshop

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Retro Retail: Fashion

Retro Retail: Fashion

Pontefract Museum

Wed 22 Aug 2018

 Cycling Fun

Holiday Wednesday Cycling Fun

National Trust Nostell

Wed 22 Aug 2018