image for Children's Activity Event item typeFestival of the Moon Family Friendly Launch Event at Wakefield Precinct

Family Event, Fri 23 Aug 2019, free entry

Urban Astronaut

Urban Astronaut


Wakefield Council


Wakefield City Centre,

Events at this Venue


The Festival of the Moon takes off in Wakefield for two weeks of out-of-this-world, space themed events with free entertainment in Wakefield Precinct from 10am.

Come and dance to Flat Cap Brass performing cosmic funky drum and brass. Street performers and a TV screen will be building up to spectacular up-in-the-air performances of Urban Astronaut from Highly Sprung at 1:30pm and 4pm.

There are food trucks and bars where you can buy refreshments outside the former Market Hall from 4pm and DJ Emma Zillmann (Bluedot Festival) will play cool, family friendly spacey / electronic music 4:30pm-6:30pm before the doors open to Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Aug 2019 10:00 to 16:30


Free entry

Also see



See location of Wakefield Precinct on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68352 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Jct 41 off the M1 will lead you straight into the city centre
On street parking is available as well as many multi-storey car parks.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
The Free City Bus is available from Wakefield Westgate Railway Station or Wakefield Bus Station that stops off in the city centre.


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups