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

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Mon 27 May 2019

Castleford Museum

Hidden Secrets

Castleford Museum

Tue 28 May 2019

Fun Activities

How Old is that Object?

Wakefield Museum

Tue 28 May 2019

Stamping

Stamping for Adults & Stamping for Families

Wakefield Library

Tue 28 - Wed 29 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

The Drifters

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 29 May 2019

May-Hem! at Wakefield College

Children's University May-Hem!

Wakefield College Castleford Campus

Wed 29 May 2019

Kids Activities

Medieval May at the Museum

Pontefract Museum

Wed 29 May 2019

Medieval May at the Castle

Medieval May at the Castle

Pontefract Castle

Wed 29 May 2019

Laura Steven

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Wakefield Library

Wed 29 May 2019

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 29 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

An Evening with Julian Norton

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 30 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

Tom Thumb

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 30 May 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 30 May 2019

Meursault + Mi Mye

Long Division & Bodys Present: Meursault + Mi Mye

The Establishment

Thu 30 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 31 May 2019

Let's Sow Some Seeds!

Let's Sow Some Seeds!

Pontefract Castle

Fri 31 May 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 31 May 2019

Pearl Jamm

Pearl Jamm

Warehouse 23

Fri 31 May 2019

Castleford Roman Festival returns!

Castleford Roman Festival

Castleford

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Civil War re-enactor

Civil Wars

Pontefract Castle

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019