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

Clown

Clown Around

Wakefield Museum

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Polonius The Pit Pony

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Pre Loved Market

Friday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Forest Fridays

Forest Fridays: Woodland Tools

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Meet Chase & Marshall

Meet Chase & Marshall

The Ridings

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Dahlicious Family Workshop

Dahlicious Family Workshop

Wakefield Library

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Caring for archive documents

First Aid for Documents

West Yorkshire History Centre

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Newmillerdam Country Park

Bat Walk

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Summer Fair

Summer Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Stanley Marsh

Stanley Marsh Family Fun Day

Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Horbury Treasure Trail

Horbury Treasure Trail

Horbury

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Hope Pit Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Newmillerdam Country Park

Forest School Club

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 21 Aug 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