image for Shopping Centre item typeThe Ridings

City Centre Shopping, free entry

The Ridings Centre

The Ridings Centre


The Ridings Shopping Centre,
Almshouse Lane,

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Following the PM’s address on 23 March, we can confirm we remain open at this time to support our essential retailers, who are open to support the local community:-

- Morrisons
- Poundland
- Superdrug
- M&S Food Hall
- Holland & Barrett
- City Shop
- International Foods
- Ramshaws
- Boots – Kirkgate entrance only

Stores opening times will vary, so please visit our website before travelling at

We have closed off our seating areas and our upper mall facilities and would ask you adhere to the government guidelines on social distancing when in the centre and any guidance given by the individual retailers.

The situation is evolving quickly so please be aware that published opening hours may vary among retailers and change at short notice.

Based in the heart of Wakefield city centre, The Ridings Shopping Centre offers popular high street names, independent stores and a convenient, welcoming place to meet for a bite to eat or a coffee.

With over 80 stores over three floors and open 7 days a week, The Ridings combines fashion, beauty, food and homeware - there’s something for everyone!

The Garden Kitchen opened in December 2017 and offers a delicious range of fresh food and drink from independent outlets including Boss Hogs Burgers & Dogs, Woks Up Noodle Bar, Yorkshire Puddings & Pies, Fat Franks Tacos & Burritos and The Sweet Shack.

Shop your favourite high street brands such as M&S, Boots, Primark, Morrisons and TK Maxx, then find something a little different in independently-owned stores like Created in Yorkshire, Artworld Gallery and The Wakefield Antiques & Collectables Centre.

Enjoy one of the many fun, free events which are held regularly at the Centre, and with everything from craft fairs and style events to tea dances and kids’ character events, they’re suitable for all the family.

There’s parking for 1000+ cars and a mobility centre, so getting to and around The Ridings has never been easier and since it’s all undercover, you can shop with ease, whatever the weather!

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Sun: 10:30 - 16:30
Mon: 09:00 - 17:30
Tue: 09:00 - 17:30
Wed: 09:00 - 17:30
Thu: 09:00 - 17:30
Fri: 09:00 - 17:30
Sat: 09:00 - 17:30

Bank holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Opening times may vary between stores so please contact individual stores in advance.


Free entry



See location of The Ridings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 333207  Lat: 53.68183 Long: -1.49606

By Road:
Follow signs for Wakefield city centre.
Several car parks available.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed