Experience Wakefield At Home

Experience Wakefield At Home

You might not be able to visit the Wakefield district how you want to right now, but that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of outdoor spaces to explore and loads to experience from the comfort of your home. We've got virtual museum experiences, arts and crafts for all ages, online stores so you can still shop local and much more!

We've rounded up some of the exciting things you can see and do from home that will inspire and entertain you in these uncertain times, plus we have a page of fabulous outdoor spaces that are open for you to visit.

Once things are a bit more back to normal, we'd love to see you, and hopefully this page will have added loads of places to go and things to do to your bucket lists.

Stay safe and we'll see you soon!

Artwalk At Home

For the second Artwalk of 2021, windows throughout Wakefield City Centre are being taken over to display creations by Wakefield District residents and workers!

Launching on Wednesday 31 March, the works will be displayed in windows across the city centre, creating an art trail for the public to explore safely whilst many cultural institutions and venues remain closed.

At the end of 2020, Pontefract Museum installed a new exhibition, the first ever solo show by local lockdown artist, Rachel List. Sadly, COVID restrictions mean the exhibition hasn't been able to receive visitors as yet, but fear not - the Wakefield Museums team bring Rachel’s colourful and poignant work to you online instead.

We might not be able to visit our favourite shops and restaurants at the moment, but luckily, lots of them can come to us!

This page is your one-stop-shop for online shopping, click and collect, takeaway and home delivery in the Wakefield district.

Explore treasures from the Wakefield Museums and Castles' collection and find out their fascinating stories. Take a peek behind the scenes of some of their exciting projects and dip into the resources created for you to enjoy at home or at school.

Plus, join them on social media where there are lots more creative activities to get involved with and inspirational tales to hear.

Early childhood is a weird and wonderful time for preschoolers. The world is an amazing place full of limitless possibilities, as well as magic, mystery and monsters under the bed! 50 Things To Do Before You’re 5 helps you make the most of this special time.

Download the FREE 50 Things to Do App now and get started making memories. Tick off activities as you do them, collect rewards and keep a diary as you go.

Be challenged by The Hepworth with #THWCreates!

Watch their artist-led films and share your creations with them, either on social media using #THWCreates or email them and they'll add your images to their online family gallery.

The difficult part is choosing which of their videos to start with! Making your own sketchbook, your own tissue stained glass window...

Hollywood comes to Wakefield! Discover the district on the silver screen.

We've rounded up some of the best TV shows and films (and bread adverts!), as well as some fantastic archive footage, that have been filmed in the area - see if you can spot the locations while you watch.

Don't forget the popcorn!

The doors to the National Coal Mining Museum may be temporarily closed but they're busy behind the scenes to finding new ways to bring the museum to you. Whether you want See the museum, Learn about the mining industry and their communities or Do some activities to pass the time- they've got you!

Bhangra Lexicon is a new exhibition that grew out of World Bhangra Day founder, and Huddersfield-based dancer, Hardeep Sahota's initial research into the beautiful artform of Bhangra, and gives vibrant visual form to dance movements through the fascinating medium of light painting.

There are so many green spaces and places to enjoy in the Wakefield District, and we're here to help you discover what's right on your doorstep.

Please be aware - lockdown guidance states that you should stay local when taking your daily exercise. Please make sure you're adhering to this guidance when walking or cycling anywhere in the Wakefield District.


This is a difficult time for a lot of venues and attractions as they rely on visitors to keep going. If you can, please consider making a donation to help them continue their work.

The Art House | The Hepworth Wakefield Theatre Royal Wakefield | Long Division FestivalNational Trust Nostell | National Coal Mining Museum | The Wakefield Peregrine ProjectRSPB Fairburn Ings Wakefield Museums & Castles | The Wonkey Donkey Sanctuary | Yorkshire Sculpture Park