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.

This summer, we’re set to celebrate everything that’s brilliant about our part of the world with a huge series of spectacular and surprising events.

If you’re lucky enough to live here you’ll be 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

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Blacksmiths

Heritage Crafts Experiences-Blacksmithing Workshop

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Summer of Space

Summer Of Space

Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Live acoustic music

Live Acoustic Music In The Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Zero Gravity Lunar Library

Zero Gravity Lunar Library

Wakefield Market Hall

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Dave Rowntree

In Conversation: Dave Rowntree and Terry Dobson

Wakefield Market Hall

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Moon Safari: A Night Of Indie and Electronic Music

Wakefield Market Hall

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Green Man

Green Man Workshop

Pontefract Castle

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Draw Me To The Moon

Draw Me To The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Meet a Miner

Pithead Bath Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Meet a Miner

Hope Pit Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 25 Aug 2019

AFLOAT

AFLOAT: A Creative Parade Of Boats

Knottingley Amphitheatre

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Drawing Space

Drawing Space

Wakefield Market Hall

Mon 26 Aug 2019

The Clangers

Moon Picnic

Wakefield Market Hall

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Mon 26 Aug 2019