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

Castleford Museum

Castleford's Iron Age

Castleford Museum

Mon 18 - Tue 19 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 19 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Get wild: Build a bird box

National Trust Nostell

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Photo &#169; Jonty Wilde

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Fun Activities

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Wakefield Museum

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Pontefract Castle

Clay Creations: Gargoyles

Pontefract Castle

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Kids Activities

Funny Face Masks

Pontefract Museum

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 20 Feb 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Heritage Crafts Experience: Carpentry Course

Heritage Crafts Experience: Carpentry 2 Day Course

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Thu 21 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

Castleford Museum

Iron Age Day!

Castleford Museum

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Fun Activities

Simple Sewing: Fun Flags and Brilliant Bunting

Wakefield Museum

Thu 21 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Dovetail, biscuit, splat

National Trust Nostell

Thu 21 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Fun Activities

Find Your Passion - Nuno Felted Scarf

Wakefield Museum

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Castleford Museum

Castleford's Iron Age

Castleford Museum

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 22 Feb 2019