What's on inWakefield


Welcome to Wakefield

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

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Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Wakefield as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Wakefield

01
JUL
Wimbledon Celebration
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Celebrate Wimbledon in style by joining us for a smashing day out While showing all the action on our cafe television screens we will be serving a high tea and cream teas that you are sure to love. Our high teas will…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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05
JUL
Mining Memories
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Explore the world of mines and mining through a series of linocut prints created by John Scott Martin who was inspired by memories of mining in Nottingham and Derbyshire during the 1960s. …

Category: Sports

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07
JUL
Mercedes Benz Car Rally
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Gear up for an event thats sure to excite many a car fanatic as we host the official Mercedes Benz Car clubs rally on Sunday 7th July from 10:00am. Club members Mercedes Benz cars from all over the UK are getting together…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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07
JUL
A Life Amongst Diamonds: Youth Festival
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Join us for our first ever Youth Arts Festival planned performed and marketed by young people for young people. With performances from youth theatre groups musical acts live poetry dance acts drama workshops and even a circus performance …

TEL: 01924 848806
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12
JUL
Home Educator Art Workshop
National Coal Mining Museum For England

On 12th July were inviting home educators to come and get creative at the National Coal Mining Museum …

Category: Visual Arts

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20
JUL
Seaside @ Pit
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Up at Hope Pit travel back in time to the 1960s to see how miners spent their summer holidays. Dig deep and uncover a summer of fun enjoying beach games and learning what a treat it was to go on holiday.…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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21
JUL
Hope Pit Explore
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Enjoy an interactive exploration of the Hope Pit area of the site with our brilliant volunteer team. Find out what systems were used and about the people who used them. Understand how revolutionary the showers were and how they boosted moral amongst…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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21
JUL
Pithead Bath Explore
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Join us on an interactive tour led by our fantastic volunteers around the Pithead Baths. Find out what systems were used and about the people who used them. Understand how revolutionary the showers were and how they boosted moral amongst the workforce.…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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11
AUG
Archery
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Its bows at the ready as we welcome De‐Notton Bowers at Hope Pit as they give you an opportunity to have a go at archery. …

Category: Sports

TEL: 01924 848806
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14
AUG
2 Day SEND Drama and Music workshop: A Day in the
National Coal Mining Museum For England

14‐25 years old with special education needs and disabilities can explore mining heritage with Aunty Brenda and Pit Sister Joan using drama games role play object handling then an interactive music workshop on day 2.…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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21
AUG
Wacky Wednesday Seaside Special
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Under 5s and their carers are invited to join us on a train ride to our museum beach and enjoy a session of seaside songs stories rhymes activities and craft makingto take home. The morning ends with a special performance…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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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…

MPV

MPV Nightclub in Leeds, West Yorkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 0113‐245 5809 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Kikos

Kikos Nightclub in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01977 794264 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Mecca

Play Bingo at Mecca in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01924 485507 for opening times, entrance costs, Bingo membership information and prize money.…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Wakefield? See our list of attractions in Wakefield, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


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