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

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Anthony Gormley One &amp; Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 25 Apr 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

Sweet Caroline

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 26 Apr 2019

The Education Centre

Open Day

Renewi: The Education Centre

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Nathen Amin

The Beaufort Family - A Talk By Nathen Amin.

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle and the Shadow King Henry VI

Pontefract Castle

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Pat's People Charity Concert

Ossett Town Hall

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Tallis Consort

Relaxing Music from Renaissance Spain

St Peter's and St Leonard's Church

Sat 27 Apr 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sensory Stories

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 28 Apr 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 30 Apr 2019

Pontefract Castle

Castle Crafts

Pontefract Castle

Wed 1 May 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 1 May 2019