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

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

Beach Party

Beach Party

National Coal Mining Museum for England

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

Create, Make and Take

Create, Make and Take

Wakefield Museum

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Sally & Martha's Drama Workshop

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Family craft activities

Summer Holiday Family Activities

West Yorkshire History Centre

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Bright Light Sculptures

Bright Light Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 21 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Arty-facts

Arty Facts

Wakefield Museum

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Meet a Miner

Mary & Peggy's Drama Workshop

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 22 Aug 2018

 Cycling Fun

Holiday Wednesday Cycling Fun

National Trust Nostell

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Chocolate

Top Hats and Golden Tickets

Wakefield Museum

Thu 23 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