Wakey Wakey!

The secret’s out! A Wakefield awakening is happening… we might not be Yorkshire’s biggest city – but by ‘eck we pack a punch when it comes to things to see and do…

The district of Wakefield, including Wakefield City, Pontefract, Castleford and the surrounding towns and villages, is a fresh and bracing place of creativity and surprise.

Located in the heart of Yorkshire, our district showcases the very best that God’s Own County has to offer, from sculpture and heritage to culture and countryside; Wakefield is a place of adventure and invigoration, not to mention plentiful helpings of rhubarb and liquorice.

This summer, we’re set to celebrate everything that’s brilliant about our part of the world with a huge series of spectacular and surprising events.

If you’re lucky enough to live here you’ll be spoilt for choice, with many things to do right on your doorstep. If you’re visiting from further afield, there’s plenty to welcome you time and again.

You’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning... come one, come all – Wakefield is waiting for you.

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

Rugby Week!

Rugby Week!

Castleford Museum

Mon 19 - Tue 20 Aug 2019

Synchronised Swimming Taster Session

Synchronised Swimming Taster Session

Sun Lane Leisure

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Editing

Youth Taster Days: Create a Stop Motion Animation

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Water Polo Taster Session

Water Polo Taster Session

Sun Lane Leisure

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Mini Museum Explorers

Mini Museum Explorers

Wakefield Museum

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Space Storytime

Space Storytime

Wakefield Library

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Introduction To Swimming

Introduction To Swimming 8yrs+

Sun Lane Leisure

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Space Cookery

Space Cookery

Wakefield Library

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Fact or fiction?

The Imagination Museum: Fact Or Fiction?

Pontefract Museum

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Meet a Miner

Wacky Wednesday Seaside Special

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Diving Taster Session

Diving Taster Session

Minsthorpe Leisure

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Forest School

Forest School Club

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Front Crawl & Backstroke Booster

Front Crawl & Backstroke Booster

Pontefract Swimming Pool

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Rookie Lifeguard Taster Session

Rookie Lifeguard Taster Session

Featherstone Sports Complex

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Wood Street

Discover Wood Street

Wakefield Town Hall

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Sun Lane Leisure

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Normanton Leisure

Thu 22 Aug 2019