Welcome to Wakefield

Explore the city centre and you’ll find independent boutiques and high street favourites along with a choice of tea rooms and coffee stops. Take a tour of Wakefield Cathedral to hear the history of this spectacular place of worship then enter a world of discovery as you learn the stories of the city and its people at Wakefield Museum.

Delve deeper into our heritage as you journey 140m underground at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Fancy something a little more elegant? Make sure you visit National Trust Nostell to explore an 18th century mansion set amid 300 acres of gardens, lakeside paths and parkland.

Celebrate the area’s art heritage and see world class sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield. Prepare to be wowed as you explore art scattered across picturesque landscapes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It’s not all about the galleries; look out for self-led Artwalk nights where art and ale collide with pop-up workshops and live performances.

There’s so much to discover, take a look below for more inspiration...

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What's On in Wakefield

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Botanicals: Hips and Haws

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
Lanterns

Lantern Making Workshop

Anglers Country Park
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield
History Hats

History Hats

Wakefield Museum
Campfire cooking

Mucky Monday: Campfire Cooking

National Trust Nostell
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Enchanted Woodland

Enchanted Woodland

Anglers Country Park
Half Term Craft Activities

Half Term Craft Activities

Anglers Country Park
Lanterns

Lantern Making Workshop

Anglers Country Park
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
King Arthur

Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell
Active Wednesday

Active Wednesday

National Trust Nostell
Chocolate

Messy Family Fun: Chocolate

Wakefield Cathedral
Art-umn

Art-umn

Wakefield Museum
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield
Crafty Collections Thursday at Nostell

Crafty Collections: Clock Crafts

National Trust Nostell
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Animation Creation

Animation Creation

Wakefield Museum
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield

Step into a world of mystery as you discover stories of Wakefield people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. See the exhibitions come alive as you explore the museum through the special Digitrail.

And don't miss your chance to explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world's first nature reserve. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman?

Discover more here