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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What's On This Week

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Animal Magic

Animal Magic

Wakefield Museum

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time

Castleford Museum

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Family craft activities

Summer Holiday Family Activities

West Yorkshire History Centre

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Comic Strip

Be A Comic Strip Illustrator!

Pontefract Museum

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Hop Along

Hop Along

Wakefield Museum

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Retro Retail: Music

Retro Retail: Music

Pontefract Museum

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings

National Trust Nostell

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Clown

Clown Around

Wakefield Museum

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Graffiti

Graffiti

Castleford Museum

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Polonius The Pit Pony

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Pre Loved Market

Friday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Forest Fridays

Forest Fridays: Woodland Tools

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Theatre

Theatre

Castleford Museum

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Pond Dipping

Wild Challenge: Summer Bug Hunts

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 17 Aug 2018