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

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Marbling on paper

Introduction to marbling

National Trust Nostell

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Pontefract Museum

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Fun Activities

Fabric Christmas Baubles

Wakefield Museum

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Matt Abbott

Two Little Ducks

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Christmas Light Switch On

Wakefield Christmas Light Switch On

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Wakefield RMS

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Ghost Walks

Family Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle

Fri 16 Nov 2018