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

Pre Loved Market

Friday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Fri 25 May 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 25 May 2018

80&#39;s Night

80's Night

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 25 May 2018

John Crawford&#39;s Latin Quintet

John Crawford's Latin Quintet

Wakefield Jazz

Fri 25 May 2018

Paul Young&#39;s Los Pacaminos

Paul Young's Los Pacaminos

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 25 May 2018

National Trust Nostell

Introduction To Green Woodworking Day

National Trust Nostell

Sat 26 May 2018

elements

The Elements

Castleford Museum

Sat 26 May 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 26 May 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 26 May 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 26 May 2018

The Damned United

The Damned United

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 26 May 2018

Warrior

Warrior (Part One: Daughterhood)

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 26 May 2018

Siege Event at the Castle 27 and 28 May

Siege Event

Pontefract Castle

Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018

Anglers Country Park

Willow Weaving Workshop

Anglers Country Park

Sun 27 May 2018

Trebuchets

New Evidence of the Sieges

Pontefract Castle

Sun 27 May 2018

Wakefield Drama Festival

The Woman

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 27 May 2018

Trebuchets

What happened to John of Pontefract?

Pontefract Castle

Mon 28 May 2018

Trebuchets

All is (Un)Fair in Love and War

Pontefract Castle

Mon 28 May 2018

Trebuchets

The Fight Book of Hans Talhoffer

Pontefract Castle

Mon 28 May 2018

Wakefield Drama Festival

Arabian Nights

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Mon 28 May 2018