Things to do in Wakefield

The Wakefield hotel is at the centre of the Wakefield Sculpture Triangle where you can explore the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Henry Moore Institute, the Leeds Art Gallery and the Hepworth Wakefield.

Family fun can be found at Nostell Priory, Cannon Hall Museum or award winning working farm, The National Coal Mining Museum, or Diggerland.

If you are looking for a fun day out – click here to find a list of what is happening in Wakefield today and for the next few months – you might be surprised

Wakefield has lots to offer and many offer free admission. With a range of museums such as The National Coal Mining Museum, Royal Armouries and Magna all on our doorstep there is something for everyone to see and enjoy.

Outdoor water sports and family fun can be enjoyed at Pugneys Country Park. Or if something a little more extreme is your style then check out Xscape ski village at Castleford boasting a 170 metre long snow slope, indoor climbing, skate parks and much more.

Wakefield is famous for its cycling routes, especially thanks to Tour de Yorkshire being hosted in the area. We recommend to take the Wonders of Wakefield route to all cycling enthusiasts. All information can be find here.

For all the dog lovers, we have a great news. Wakefield is criss-crossed with a forest walking paths and canal trails ideal for taking your four legged friend for a run around.

Excellent shopping can be found at the Ridings and Trinity Walk in Wakefield, White Rose in Leeds and Meadowhall in Sheffield. Leeds city centre is home to a host of big names in fashion and has been dubbed the “Knightsbridge of the North”.

If it’s a day at the races you have in mind, choose from York, Wetherby, Pontefract or Doncaster.

To find out more visit Welcome to Yorkshire.