Plan an action-packed weekend in Pontefract!

If you haven’t been to Pontefract before, there has never been a better time to visit. The historic market town has an action-packed weekend planned from 29-30 June. Read on to find out about some of the highlights…

Wakefield Armed Forces Day

Wakefield Armed Forces Day is a day of celebration, bringing everyone together to say a big thank you to the UK Armed Forces, Veterans, Cadets, and their families.  

The FREE vibrant event takes place in the beautiful green surroundings of Pontefract Park, a wide open space for families to come and see a superb range of military equipment and displays, including thrilling parachute jumps, working dog demonstrations, Veteran’s Parade and much more! 

Visitors can also enjoy children’s rides, arts and craft stalls, fun family activities, live music and entertainment, and a wide selection delicious food and drink. 

📍 Pontefract Park

📅 Saturday 29 June, 10am – 4:30pm

🎫 Free

Proms at the Castle

After a fun day out at Wakefield Armed Forces Day, head over to Pontefract Castle for a relaxing evening of classical music, set amid the spectacular backdrop of the historic ruins of the castle.  

Bring along a picnic or choose something delicious from the food and drink stands in the grounds, then sit back, relax, and enjoy a magnificent evening of moving melodies from the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, as the sun goes down beyond the castle. 

The concert will end with a spectacular firework display. 

📍 Pontefract Castle

📅 Saturday 29 June, 7:30pm – 10pm

🎫 £13.75 – £17.00

🔗 Click here for more information and to book.

Strawberry Experience

Brunch & Strawberry Experience at Farmer Copleys

Take a slower start to Sunday with a lazy brunch at Farmer Copleys Moo Café. Choose from a sumptuous selection of locally produced fayre before heading outdoors to the Strawberry Experience to pick your own fresh, homegrown Yorkshire berries – the perfect healthy snack to take along to the afternoon’s festivities at Pontefract Castle!

Don’t forget to pop into the farm shop before you leave, it’s chock full of local fresh produce from Farmer Copleys very own fields and sourced from the best local and regional suppliers.  

📍 Farmer Copleys

🔗 Click here for more information.

Musicals at the Castle

On Sunday afternoon, bring along the family and enjoy a sensational singalong of your favourite musical hits as West End singers sing perform live at  Pontefract Castle! 

Bring your own low backed chairs or rugs and settle down for an afternoon to remember out on the lawn. 

📍 Pontefract Castle

📅 Sunday 30 June, 2:30pm – 5pm

🎫 £8.50 – £17.00

🔗 Click here for more information and to book.

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