What's On In The Area
Wakefield is a small, vibrant City with a a variety of arts and cultural venues to enjoy within a short distance of each other. It’s easy to spend a day out at the renowned Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, the National Trust's Nostell or at the 2017 Artfund Museum of the Year the Hepworth Gallery in the City Centre. We also recommend a visit to the historic Pontefract Castle to complete your stay in the Wakefield area.
Wakefield Theatre Royal and Wakefield Museum have a changing programme of events and exhibitions and there is a whole host of independent and mainstream music venues, restaurants, bars and clubs as well as festivals and events district-wide.
Leeds is just 12 miles away, easily accessible from Wakefield via both the mainline station and the M1 motorway, with its own repertory theatre, opera house and ballet companies, Leeds has a vibrant arts scene. Highlights include the Victoria Quarter, Harewood House, home of the Queen’s cousin, and the Royal Armouries, the national collection of arms and armour.