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

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Mon 17 - Tue 18 Dec 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings with Mother Christmas

National Trust Nostell

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Dec 2018

Anglers Country Park

Pre-Schooler's Christmas Party

Anglers Country Park

Wed 19 Dec 2018

National Trust Nostell

Autism-friendly Christmas storytime

National Trust Nostell

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Fun Activities

Christmas Clay Gift Tags

Wakefield Museum

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Santa Underground

Santa Underground

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Anglers Country Park

Pre-Schooler's Christmas Party

Anglers Country Park

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Brass Christmas at YSP

Brass Christmas at YSP with Emley Brass Band

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Father Christmas at Nostell

Breakfast with Father Christmas - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Nostell Father Christmas

Father Christmas Grotto - Fully Booked

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Nostell Father Christmas

Festive Party with Father Christmas

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 24 Dec 2018

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