Guides

On this page, we bring together the best local voices to create curated experiences across the Wakefield district. 

Experience Wakefield

Highlight Guides

20 Things You Can Only Do in West Yorkshire

We’ve come up with the ultimate list of experiences, attractions and events you’ll only find in West Yorkshire; featuring top recommendations and insider tips.

Calder Vale Hotel

Beer Gardens in Wakefield

From quirky city centre bars to country classic pubs, we’ve rounded up some of the best beer gardens in the Wakefield district. Cheers!

Summer Highlights

There are lots of great things to see and do this Summer in the Wakefield District! Here are our highlights.

Outdoor Music This Summer in Wakefield

It’s summer, and that means one thing: outdoor music! Grab your glow sticks, your sunglasses and your wellies (well, you never know in this country!) as we round up all the brigh...

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    Our Year

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There are lots of great things to see and do this Summer in the Wakefield District! Here are our highlights.
It’s Our Year…to spend time with our communities! Explore the upcoming community galas taking place as part of Our Year 2024.
Pontefract Choral Society
It’s Our Year…to enjoy live music! Explore the upcoming live music events taking place as part of Our Year 2024.
Dog Walks in Wakefield
Looking for dogs walks in Wakefield? We’ve got you covered with our list covering the whole district, so grab the lead and get out there!
Spotlight on Horbury
With a fantastic selection of places to eat and drink, great independent shops and quirky things to do, discover more about Horbury here.
Beer Gardens in Wakefield
From quirky city centre bars to country classic pubs, we’ve rounded up some of the best beer gardens in the Wakefield district. Cheers!
Normanton
Discover all there is to do in the market town of Normanton, and its neighbouring village Altofts. Plus, find out top places to eat and drink and mor...
Watch the District
Watch Wakefield on the silver screen with our guide to some of the best TV shows and films that have been filmed in the area.
Pugneys Country Park
If you’re looking to dip your toes into all the things the Wakefield district has to offer this summer, these Wakefie...
Brunch Spots in Wakefield
Brunch has never been more popular. There are loads of great locations to get your best-ever brunch all over the Wakefield district, so read on to di...
Things to do in Pontefract
There are loads of things to do in Pontefract, from exploring ancient castle ruins to scanning the night skies. Check out our list of top picks!
Nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire, Pontefract is a charming market town and a hidden gem just waiting to be disc...
24 Hours in The Merrie City
There’s so much to do in Wakefield that it’s not easy to see it all in a day! So to help you make the most of our wonderful city, here’s a handy itin...
Undulating countryside, charming historical villages and industrial heritage… What better way to explore the Wakefield district than on foot!
In a 30-minute walk from the Chantry Chapel to Sandal Castle, retrace the historic events that ended in the Battle of Wakefield – a brutal powe...
There is lots on offer for families, including families with pushchairs, all across the Wakefield district. Start planning your next trip to the grea...
Wakefield’s reputation as a city of sculpture is headline news. We’re renowned for remarkable artists and...
Nostell
From Romans to rhubarb and refined treasures at National Trust Nostell to the toil for “coyl” at the National Coal Mining Museum, uncover...
Award-winning art and sculpture, fascinating history and heritage, innovative food and drink venues, a vibrant live music scene, breathtaking green s...
Experience Wakefield