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

Anthony Gormley One &amp; Other 2000

Botanicals: Hips and Haws

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Dungeon Tour

Dungeon Tour

Pontefract Castle
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
Lanterns

Lantern Making Workshop

Anglers Country Park
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield
History Hats

History Hats

Wakefield Museum
Campfire cooking

Mucky Monday: Campfire Cooking

National Trust Nostell
Season Finale Day

Season Finale Day

Pontefract Racecourse
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Enchanted Woodland

Enchanted Woodland

Anglers Country Park
Flying Bats-man!

Flying Bats-man!

Castleford Museum
Half Term Craft Activities

Half Term Craft Activities

Anglers Country Park
Lanterns

Lantern Making Workshop

Anglers Country Park
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
King Arthur

Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell
Spooky Town

Spooky Town

Castleford Civic Centre
Active Wednesday

Active Wednesday

National Trust Nostell
Chocolate

Messy Family Fun: Chocolate

Wakefield Cathedral
Seasonal Sun Catchers

Seasonal Sun Catchers

Pontefract Museum