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

Aladdin

Aladdin

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Meet a Miner Underground Tour

Wacky Wednesday Christmas Special

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
A Clock Work Christmas

A Clock Work Christmas

National Trust Nostell
Aladdin

Aladdin

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Party Night

Christmas Party Nights

Cedar Court Hotel
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Gatsby Party

The Sparkling Gatsby Party!

Cedar Court Hotel
A Clock Work Christmas

A Clock Work Christmas

National Trust Nostell
Aladdin

Aladdin

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Brass Christmas

Brass Christmas

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Breakfast with Father Christmas

Breakfast with Father Christmas

National Trust Nostell
Carol Concert

Carol Concert

St Johns Church Wakefield
Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Anglers Country Park
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Anglers Country Park
Christmas Wonderland Grotto

Christmas Wonderland Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre
Fabric Wreath Making

Fabric Wreath Making

National Trust Nostell
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

National Trust Nostell

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