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

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Frickley Country Park

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Pontefract Park

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Joseph Hobson Jagger copyright Anne Fletcher

Joseph Hobson Jagger Talk

West Yorkshire History Centre

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings

National Trust Nostell

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Castleford Museum

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Fun Activities

Georgian Inspired Stationery

Wakefield Museum

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Kingswood Suite, Wakefield Town Hall

The Work of the Canal and River Trust

Wakefield Town Hall

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Pre Loved Market

Friday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Buggy Walk

Buggy Walk

Pontefract Racecourse

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Pontefract Helmet

Pontefract Helmet Film plus Show &Tell

Pontefract Museum

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Woodworking

2 day spoon carving course

National Trust Nostell

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct 2018