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 isn't plenty of outdoor spaces to explore and loads to experience from your own home, including starting that all important Christmas shopping!

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!

The Hepworth Online Christmas Fair

From the comfort of your home treat yourself and your loved ones to textiles, ceramics, jewellery, prints, handmade cosmetics, candles, stationery and homeware from some of the UK’s most talented artists and designers.

The Hepworth Wakefield will be profiling virtual stall holders across their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as well as providing opportunities to buy directly from makers via Instagram Stories.

3 - 6 December

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.

Whether you fancy a stroll around Stanley Marsh, a hike over Heath Common or a saunter up to Sandal Castle, we've got you covered. 

If you want to make your outdoor exploration more exciting for little ones, check out the story trails at Anglers, Newmillerdam and Pugneys Country Parks.

We might not be able to visit our favourite shops and restaurants during lockdown, 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 during lockdown 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!

Plus Christmas isn't cancelled! Santa visits the mine in December, will you be on his naughty or nice list? Book your tickets to see Santa @ Pit here.

There are loads of ways you can enjoy nature - even in lockdown. The RSPB have got a whole host of activities you can take part in whether you have a garden or not.

And if it's a rainy day, why not try one of their exciting online games? Can you match the baby animals to their parents?

Nostell's 18th century dolls' house is the only one you can see still in its original family home. An intricately crafted masterpiece with a unique connection to its life-sized surroundings, this is a grand mansion in perfect miniature.

Peer through the windows and discover the detail of this miniature masterpiece online HERE.

Donate

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