We know it’s been a very tough time for businesses recently. Whether you’re in hospitality, retail, leisure or the food and drink sector, the challenges you’ve faced have been immense.

At Experience Wakefield, we want to help however we can. Be that with an updated listing (making sure your customers know what to expect from the “new normal”), your venue and events promoted through our social channels, or just keeping you in touch with the latest helpful advice and opportunities in the tourism trade.

That’s where this page comes in. We’ve collected together information we think you’ll find useful in navigating the time ahead.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, or for anything else you need, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email us with any queries at tourism@wakefield.gov.uk

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Visit Britain

Visit Britain’s Business Advice Hub is packed full of practical tips, legal obligations and local support for your tourism business, plus funding information, Covid guidance and more.

Accessibility & Inclusivity

Ensure your business is inclusive to all. Widen your market, extend your season, and tap into a market estimated to be worth £14.6 billion.

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Destination Management Plan

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General Support

Wakefield First - Tourism Trade

Wakefield First

Wakefield First offers support and opportunities for Wakefield businesses, plus grant schemes and contact information for Wakefield Council team members who can answer your queries.

We Are Wakefield

We Are Wakefield provides opportunities for you to connect with other local businesses and organisations from a wide variety of sectors.

Wakefield BID

Wakefield BID is a not for profit business-led organisation working to grow, support and promote Wakefield city centre and its businesses.

PASC UK Membership

PASC is the Professional Association of Self Caterers, and membership includes help with the taxation and regulations, support for business challenges and issues and help with PR.

Creative Wakefield

Creative Wakefield brings together arts, culture, heritage, creative and digital industries and connects creatives with skills, jobs and opportunities providing tools for growth.

Mid Yorkshire Chamber

Driving growth among businesses of all sizes across Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield, by providing relevant and valuable support and benefits.

Unlimited

Unlimited is an arts commissioning body that supports, funds and promotes new work by disabled artists for UK and international audiences.

Culture Grants

Culture Grants is funding for creative and heritage activities. The grants can support creative people or groups based in Wakefield district.

Want to be listed?

Do you run a distinctive tourism business, hotel or visitor attraction within the Wakefield district? You may be able to feature your venue on this website.

To do this you will need to supply us with information about your venue and provide us with high quality photographs. Please complete the form here.

Basic listings are FREE. All we ask in return is that where possible, you signpost your customers to our website for What’s On information.

Experience Wakefield is not a general directory and so unfortunately, not every venue is suitable to feature on the website, and inclusion on the website is at our discretion.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us:

Experience Wakefield Team

Tel: 01924 305569

Email: experiencewakefield@wakefield.gov.uk