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

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 20 Mar 2019

Quadrophenia The Album - Live!

Quadrophenia

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 21 Mar 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Meet The Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Fun Activities

Find Your Passion - Perfume Bottles

Wakefield Museum

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Kids Activities

Family Fun

Pontefract Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Castleford Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Lines of Colour – Textile, Print, Sculpture & Land

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 24 Mar 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sensory Stories

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 24 Mar 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 26 Mar 2019