What's on inPontefract


Welcome to Pontefract

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Pontefract - 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 Pontefract to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Pontefract

24
JUN
2017 Leeds Saturday 12K
Bramham Park

LEEDS BRAMHAM PARKSAT 24TH JUNE 2017 ‐12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 ‐12KAfter another amazing event at Bramham Park in June 2016 we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of the…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 0
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24
JUN
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Leeds

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01133 891555
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24
JUN
Hidden Spirits ne ghost hunt
Pontefract Town Hall

Experience ghost hunting where you are shown how to be the investigator to try and prove if the paranormal really does exist. Whether you are a believer or a skeptic there is something for everyone. You will have the chance to use…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07598 271996
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24
JUN
Reclaim The Underground - 24th June 2017
Wire

Reclaim The UndergroundSaturday 24th June WIRE 2‐8 Call Ln Leeds LS1 6DN10pm ‐ 5amAs an entity that has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep your favourite record labels in business over the last decade Label Worx has witnessed a sweeping change…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 0
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25
JUN
2017 Leeds Sunday 12K
Bramham Park

LEEDS BRAMHAM PARKSAT 24TH JUNE 2017 ‐12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 ‐12KAfter another amazing event at Bramham Park in 2016 we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of the usual…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 0
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25
JUN
2017 Leeds Sunday 12K Total Warrior Obstacle Race
Bramham Park

LEEDS BRAMHAM PARKSAT 24TH JUNE 2017 12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 12KAfter another amazing event at Bramham Park in 2016 we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07734 805817
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25
JUN
Emmerdale Village Tour
Harewood Estate in Leeds

Popular soap Emmerdale is filmed within the Harewood Estate in Leeds indulge in a fully guided Emmerdale set tour of the popular fictional village.Fans will be able to marvel at the beauty of the picturesque farming village enjoying the surreal sight of…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08442 471007
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29
JUN
Celebrity Makeup Artist Sean Maloney on his Master
Grosvenor Casino Leeds

SEANMALONEYMUA Celebrity Make Up Artist is taking you on a make up masterclass journey. Maloney has worked with names such as Lily Allen Jessie J Amy Willerton Amy Childs Channel 4 ITV TOWIE Lime Pictures and made appearances at London Fashion…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01133 893700
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05
JUL
Wildlife of the World photography exhibition
Sovereign House

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe photographers participating in this theme have sent us striking images of the widest range of species from elephants to insects. Many of the images in this exhibition highlight the relationships that species have…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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07
JUL
Pride and Prejudice
Dunstarn Farm

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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07
JUL
Scandalous Marriage of George IV Talk
Cannon Hall Museum

Join us for this over 18s only evening to hear tales from actress Catherine Curzon on the marriage of George IV and his wife. It has everything and is a perennially popular topic with its illegitimate children scheming mistresses and even a…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 790270
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08
JUL
Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry Dragon Boat Event
Pugneys Country Park

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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08
JUL
system. presents Cocoon in the Park 2017
Leeds Temple Newsam

February is upon us. The weather is looking a bit tasty. Icy winds and all the trimmings. It drags you down. Some of us might even feel a bit lost as the winter lingers on and on. An endless sofa of sadness.By…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 0
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09
JUL
Leeds 10K
Leeds City Centre

This is a great opportunity to smash your 10K personal best as Jane Tomlinsons legacy run has retained its new flatter and faster course.Entries are now open sign up today to secure your place and ensure that you experience the unrivalled atmosphere…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 0113 203337
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13
JUL
Speed Dating in Leeds
Brooklyn

Speed Dating in LeedsHow Speed Dating in Leeds worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Leeds you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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15
JUL
Doncaster Dragon Boat Challenge
Lakeside Doncaster

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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18
JUL
Fanny Price and Emma Woodhouse Literary Talk
Cannon Hall Museum

We celebrate the life of the world renowned English author Jane Austen on the 200th Anniversary of her death.Join Marilyn Joice of The Northern Branch of the Jane Austen Society and an expert on this World renowned author in this fascinating literary…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 790270
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18
JUL
Jane Austen and Marriage – Fact or Fiction Talk
Cannon Hall Museum

We celebrate the life of the world renowned English author Jane Austen on the 200th Anniversary of her death.Join Marilyn Joice of The Northern Branch of the Jane Austen Society and an expert on this World renowned author in this fascinating literary…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 790270
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22
JUL
Comic COn
Castleford Civic Centre

This is a comic convention style event with trader tables on stage competitions eg costume contests displays and attractions eg sci fi and movie props etc special guest actors and authors food and drink. It is aimed at families…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01924 305830
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23
JUL
Barnsley Bubble Rush
Locke Park Barnsley

Participants we call them Bubblers will walk run jog or dance around the 5k course which is filled with masses of bubbles.At every kilometre point is a Bubble Station where our trained team of Bubble Commandos will man the foam cannons blowing…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01226 244244
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28
JUL
The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics with Opera
Millenium Square

The event entitled The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics is a new collaboration between Opera North Leeds City Council and Back to Basics founder Dave Beer which also marks an incredible 25 years at the forefront of UK club culture for…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07584 072308
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29
JUL
Ossett Comedy Night
Ossett Town Hall

Youre in for a treat with 5 comedians headlining the show is the brilliant Mick Ferry supported by Rob Mulholland Dave Williams & Tom Little. Your compere for the night is the affable chap Rick Hulse. Brought to you by Act…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01924 305830
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06
AUG
Muslim Marriage Events Leeds
Mumtaz Leeds

We are holding the next muslim marriage event on Sunday 6th August 2017 at Mumtaz Leeds 1 & 2 Mckenzie House Chadwick Street Leeds LS10 1PJ.Open Event Open to all MuslimsAn event to provide a platform for people seeking partners in marriage…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07738 638325
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09
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Wortley Hall

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
AUG
Rock around the Hall – Jive dance lessons
Cannon Hall Museum

Whether you are looking to impress your guests for your first dance or simply want to give it a whirl these fun Jive lessons will give you a head start.Join us when our stunning Ballroom comes alive to the sound of 1950s…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01226 790270
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19
AUG
Shadwell Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show 2017
Shadwell Primary School

Traditional village flower vegetable and craft show. Exhibits of entries to classes covering a wide range of interests. Various stalls brass band tea tent bar chickens. Free circus skills free ball pool for tots. Face painting. A village setting on the primary…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 0113-2 738821
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19
AUG
Shadwell Village Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show
Shadwell Primary School playing fields

A traditional Village Flower show with marquees exhibits teas bar brass band circus skills face painting. Commercial and local group Stalls. All in a lovely rural setting on our Primary School Playing Field. Something for all ages. 1.30…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 0113-2 738821
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28
AUG
Food, Gift & Craft Fair
Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

Come along to this well established market where there are food stalls along with other gifts and crafts.You can sample home baking in the Millers Tearoom and the children can enjoy our fantastic play area.Dont forget to buy our organic flour produced…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 774527
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01
SEP
Elite British Wrestling Live In Wath! Wrath Friday
Montgomery Hall

EBW Presents Wrath Upon‐Dearne 20172017 looks set to be a breakout year for British wrestling and everyone at Elite British Wrestling is gunning to make sure they go above and beyond to make that happen.2017 sees EBW stars the likes of Mean…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07582 485176
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09
SEP
Learn To Trade Live, Leeds
Park Plaza Hotel Leeds

There are many reasons people trade but 99 of the time it is to earn more moneyDiscover how you could become a trader full time or part time and increase your earning potential on our one day intensive course Learn to Trade…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02030 054905
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Tourist Attractions


Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Savour the poignant atmosphere of this fully furnished Victorian country house with its original contents carefully conserved by English Heritage. There are over 30 rooms on view ranging from the faded grandeur of the sumptuous reception rooms to the cluttered remains of the fascinating servants wing with…

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.…

Barnsley Bowl

Bowling at Barnsley Bowl in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Contact venue on for opening times and entrance costs.…

Barnsley Golf Club

Barnsley Golf Club ‐ golf course in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01226 382856 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Barnsley Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Bowlplex

Bowling at Bowlplex in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01977 668111 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Breaks Snooker

SnookerPool Hall at Breaks Snooker in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01977 796167 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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