What's on inCastleford


Welcome to Castleford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Castleford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Castleford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Castleford

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MAR
A Splash of Colour photography exhibition
No 1 Whitehall Riverside

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThrough our colour vision we understand our world. It warns us of danger makes objects quickly recognisable and helps us to store and retrieve precious memories. From…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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April Fools Comedy Festival Launch
The Cooper Gallery

April Fools Launch Night Get ready for some more top notch Comedy Funwith a mixed bill of some of the finest funniest anddelightfully excellent comedians around.Featuring the comedy nonsense of Howard Read heavy metal mayhem from Andrew ONeill and compered by one…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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Easter Baking for Adults
Cannon Hall

Learn how to bake hot cross buns and simnel biscuitsin our Victorian kitchen perfect treats for your Eastertable Refreshments included.Come along from 1pm to 4pm places cost £25.00 per person and book is essentialdown to limited places. Suitable for ages 16. To…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 790270
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Architecture photography exhibition
Sovereign House

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionEver since photography was first invented buildings have been a popular source of inspiration. Throughout the 20th century architectural photography became increasingly creative as photographers began to experiment with…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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Sophie Willan and Bobby Mair: Edinburgh Previews
Jocks Cavern

Sophie Willan: PreviewIn 2015 powerhouse Sophie Willans refreshingcomic style took her to several competition finalsincluding the Magners New Comedian of the Yearwhere she was crowned the winner. Both brutallyhonest and gloriously unpredictable Sophies stand up takes inspiration from her unusual lifeexperiences which…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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Barnsley Archives turns 30!
Experience Barnsley

Barnsley Archives first opened to the public on 6 April 1987 and has been helping to preserve and make available the boroughs archive collections ever since. Old and new visitors and staff are invited to drop‐in to help us celebrate this milestone.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 242905
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Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Wakefield to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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Easter Adventure
Stockeld Park

The Golden Egg Hunt ‐ 8th April ‐ 24th April Free With EntryFind our hidden golden eggs for the chance to win a Giant Easter Egg Doris The Dragons Egg‐cellent Easter Show ‐ 22 & 23 April Free With EntryJoin…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01937 586101
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Easter Holiday Activity - Print Your Family Portr
The Cooper Gallery

Learn new skills as a family in a full day portrait workshop with printmaking artist Louise Wright. Visit the current exhibition for inspiration learn how to sketch and print and create your own family portrait to take home. This class is suitable…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 242905
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Lee Nelson: Serious Joker
Barnsley Civic

After getting into trouble for sneaking into placeshe shouldnt be Lee Nelson is back where he mostdefinitely should be: live on stage with his brand‐new laugh‐out‐loud best ever stand‐up show.COMEDY LEGEND The SunCOMEDY GENIUS The MirrorYOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF Sepp…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0122 632700
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Pat's People proudly present Black Dyke Band
Ossett Town Hall

Black Dyke Band in a charity brass band concert at Ossett Town Hall. Fundraising for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation ring fenced for the Ray of Hope Trust Fund which is affiliated to the Hepatobiliary Department at St James Hospital Leeds.…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01924 305830
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Tales of the Wedding Dress
Cannon Hall

A sumptuous and fascinating exhibition looking atfashions traditions and personal stories of creatingthat very special dress. This beautiful display ofhandmade and homemade wedding dresses will beon display at Cannon Hall Museum throughout thespring and summer.Saturday 8 April to Sunday 3 SeptemberVisitors will…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01226 790270
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09
APR
Antiques Fair
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Started in the 1990s the antiques fair has become the largest monthly event of its kind in Yorkshire. Visitors will find lots of unique items across the entire collecting ranges.10am to 4pm £1.50 adults ‐ £1 concessions…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 740203
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Hot Bulb Engine Demonstration
Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

The Hot Bulb Engine was renovated in 2011 and has a 5ft diameter flywheel. Come and see the stunning machinery in action. Hear the booming sound and smell the engine oil as you are transported back over 100 years.1pm to 3pm …

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 774527
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Russell Howard Round the World
First Direct Arena

Russell Howard Round the World at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Sunday 09 April 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Russell Howard Round the World live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Easter Card Printing
The Cooper Gallery

Make printing stamps of bunnies chickens and eggsto decorate your own Easter card to share with yourfamily.Dress for mess. All children to be accompanied by anadult. Age 5.Workshop is limited so pre‐booking is recommended.Join us on Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 April…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 242905
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Easter Extravaganza!
Experience Barnsley

Drop in to Experience Barnsley for a fun range of Easter craft activities. It is the perfect place to spend time with family and loved ones during the Easter break.11am to 2pm Free drop‐in activity Donations welcome Children under 16 to be…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 772500
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Look, Make, Print!
The Cooper Gallery

Explore the Picasso exhibition guided by our artist for inspiration; then create your own print to take home.Dress for mess; bring an apron or old shirt with you.2.00pm ‐ 4.00pm £4.50 per personChildren under 16 must be accompanied by an adult recommended…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 242905
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Sean Mcloughlin & Milo McCabe
Che Bar

Sean McLoughlin: You Cant Ignore Me ForeverAnother hour of supreme stand‐up from The best comedian you havent heard of yet Time OutHas appeared on Russell Howards Stand‐Up Central and Live At The Comedy Store as well as supporting Ricky Gervais and Katherine…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01226 327000
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Sean Mcloughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forver
Chez Bar

Sean McLoughlin: You Cant Ignore Me ForeverAnother hour of supreme stand‐up from The bestcomedian you havent heard of yet Time OutHas appeared on Russell Howards Stand‐Up Central and Live At The Comedy Store as well assupporting Ricky Gervais and Katherine Ryan on…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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Spring Log Bird Feeders at Worsbrough Mill
Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

Have a go at baking for birds Come along to the fun family activity and make a seed log feeder to take home. Discover more about the birds that live in the stunning country park during the Spring months and collect hints…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 774527
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Easter Hunt at Worsbrough Mill
Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

Little visitors can explore the nooks and crannies of the Mill and spot the Easter surprises hiding in every corner. Pick up a trail from the Mill shop and spot all the hidden treasuresDuring opening hours Drop‐in activity£2 per personBooking essential…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 774527
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Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame
Ledgends Bar

ELEANOR CONWAYWALK OF SHAME 2017 TOUR Some people talk the talk but dont walk the walk one person that puts her money where her mouth is is comedian Eleanor Conway. Her new show Walkof Shame that premiered at last years EdinburghFringe…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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Elsecar Canal Spring Clean & Nature Discovery Day
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Join us along Elsecars 1798 Georgian canal and its towpaths. Take part in a community litter pick help to make footpaths accessible and enjoy a picnic and history talk please bring a packed lunch.Find out all about the creepy crawlies animals and…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 740203
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Elsecar Making History!
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Do you live in Elsecar Have you worked here Come and look at old photographs films and documents from across the years. Do you know someone with memories to tell Have you any old photographs or films to share10am to 1pm ‐…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 740203
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Parlour Tricks
Barnsley Civic

Time travelling magic duo Morgan & West present abrand new show chock full of jaw dropping brainbursting gasp eliciting feats of magic.The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion andimpossibility all served with wit charm and no smallamount of panache. Be…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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Diversity
First Direct Arena

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous. They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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1795 Newcomen Engine Open Days and Demonstrations
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Come along discover the 1795 New Colliery and marvel at the Elsecar Great Engine built at the direction of Earl Fitzwilliam. The oldest steam engine still in its original location anywhere the engine is recognised to be one of the worlds greatest…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 740203
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Andrea Hubert: Edinburgh Preview & Stephen Carlin
Ledgends Bar

Andrea Hubert: PreviewAndrea presents a work in progress show in preparation for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.Andrea Hubert started out on the comedy circuit inlate 2009 and within 20 gigs gained second placein a national competition. Shes since performedalongside some of the UKs…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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Friends of Cannon Hall Easter Craft Fair
Cannon Hall Museum

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend by browsing a selection of beautiful locally made arts and crafts.11am to 4pm Free entryTo book a stall contact cannonhallfriendsgmail.com…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 790270
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Tourist Attractions


Thackray Museum

The Museum was the inspiration of Paul Thackray, grandson of Charles F Thackray, founder of the medical company bearing his name in Leeds in 1902.With the aid of a £3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum has been established in a former workhouse building adjacent…

Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum is an exciting day out for visitors of all ages. See fascinating , lively displays that tell the story of Leeds, the natural world, Ancient Egypt and Africa, to name but a few.Experience a world of discovery.. explore four floors of interactive and exciting galleries.…

Middleton Railway

Having been established by an Act of Parliament in 1758, the Middleton Railway, Leeds, can claim to be the oldest Railway in the world. It also played host to the first commercially successful, revenue earning, steam locomotives which entered service there in 1812. The 1758 Middleton Railway Trust…

Absolute Leisure

Absolute Leisure Nightclub in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01977 668613 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 0113‐245 1781 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Atrium

Atrium Nightclub in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on telephone number 0113‐242 6116 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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