Wakey Wakey!

The secret’s out! A Wakefield awakening is happening… we might not be Yorkshire’s biggest city – but by ‘eck we pack a punch when it comes to things to see and do…

The district of Wakefield, including Wakefield City, Pontefract, Castleford and the surrounding towns and villages, is a fresh and bracing place of creativity and surprise.

Located in the heart of Yorkshire, our district showcases the very best that God’s Own County has to offer, from sculpture and heritage to culture and countryside; Wakefield is a place of adventure and invigoration, not to mention plentiful helpings of rhubarb and liquorice.

If you’re lucky enough to live here you're spoilt for choice, with many things to do right on your doorstep. If you’re visiting from further afield, there’s plenty to welcome you time and again.

You’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning... come one, come all – Wakefield is waiting for you.

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

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Pontefract Museum

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Christmas Special

Wacky Wednesday Christmas Special

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Queen's Mill Over 55's Christmas Dance

Over 55's Christmas Dance

Queen's Mill

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

St Michael's Church

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Make your own felted soap

Have A Dabble - Christmas Felted Soap

Pontefract Castle

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Santa's Grotto at Trinity Walk

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Christmas Lectures Live Stream

Christmas Lectures Live Stream

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Reflections

National Trust Nostell

Fri 13 Dec 2019

The Census at Bethlehem Pieter Brueghel

Queen's Mill Art Appreciation Group

Queen's Mill

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Christmas At The Cathedral

Christmas at the Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Christmas Fine Dining On The Bridge

Christmas Fine Dining On The Bridge

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Father Christmas At Home

Father Christmas At Home

Wakefield Museum

Sat 14 Dec 2019