Experience Wakefield At Home

Experience Wakefield

You might not be able to do and visit everything in the Wakefield district right now, but that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty things you can do. All of our outdoor spaces are open to explore, our fantastic shops are opening, and food and drink premises who are lucky to have outdoor spaces are welcoming you back with open arms. We can't wait for things to continue to reopen over the coming weeks and months.

In the meantime, 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!

Welcome Back to the Wakefield District

Sitting atop Wakefield Cathedral's magnificent spire (the tallest in Yorkshire), is a nest box that is home to pair of breeding peregrine falcons. Watch the activities of these peregrines on the two dedicated live webcams, as they raise their four (very cute) chicks this spring.

Those of a squeamish nature may want to avoid feeding times!

We might not be able to visit all of 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 make sure you're adhering to local guidance when walking or cycling anywhere in the Wakefield District.

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