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...

What's On

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What's On This Week

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 27 Mar 2019

The Art House

Screen Printing: Greeting Cards

The Art House

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 28 Mar 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Elvis

The Elvis Years

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 29 Mar 2019

The Education Centre

Open Day

Renewi: The Education Centre

Fri 29 Mar 2019

The Smyths

The Smyths (The Smiths Tribute Band)

Warehouse 23

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Islands in the Stream

Islands in the Stream

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs

Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs

Warehouse 23

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Queen's Mill

Old Red Eyes

Queen's Mill

Sat 30 Mar 2019

St Paul – Oratorio by Mendelssohn

St Johns Church Wakefield

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 31 Mar 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Musical Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Farmer Copleys

Mother's Day Farmhouse Feast

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop

Sun 31 Mar 2019