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

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot

Opening Party for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The Hepworth Wakefield

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Sing! Dance! Act!

Let's Start At The Very Beginning

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Queen's Mill

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Anglers Country Park

Lantern Making Workshop

Anglers Country Park

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween Party!

Spootacular Halloween Party

The Ridings

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Pontefract Castle

Wargaming - Battle of Wakefield

Pontefract Castle

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Hallowscream

Hallowscream

Pontefract Castle

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Let's Draw!

Let's Draw!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Felt Making

Felt Making

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween Rocks

Halloween Rocks

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Mon 29 Oct 2018