Events, attractions and things to do in Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract & more.

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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Anglers Country Park

Bird Box Making

Anglers Country Park

Sun 20 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Nostell curator Simon McCormack giving a talk.

Curator Talks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Kids Activities

Pontefract in Old Photographs

Pontefract Museum

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Bouncers

Bouncers

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Jan 2019

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Bouncers

Bouncers

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 26 Jan 2019