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.

If you’re lucky enough to live here you're 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

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Junior Finds

Junior Archaeology Finds Lab

Pontefract Castle

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Lantern Parade

Pontefract Lantern Festival

Pontefract Castle

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

The Art House

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Oct 2019