Wakefield Visitor Guide 2024

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ART & SCULPTURE Henry Moore, Large Two Forms, 1969. Courtesy the Henry Moore Foundation. Photo © Jonty Wilde, courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park CAPITAL OF SCULPTURE Wake昀椀eld is the UK’s uno昀케cial city of sculpture - and for good reason. The birthplace of 20th-century artists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and a hub for culture and creativity in the region, the district is the only place outside London to host two Art Fund Museum of the Year Award-winning galleries. Just around the corner, The 昀椀rst, Yorkshire houses a magni昀椀cent Sculpture Park, is set selection of work from Neon Workshops is in an estate of over modern British and one of the last makers 500 acres of beautiful international artists, of neon in Britain, scenery, home to an with exciting temporary and keeps this quirky exciting collection exhibitions sharing artform alive through a of world-famous space with fascinating programme of dynamic contemporary sculptural permanent displays. exhibitions and regular works - including a Nearby, The Art House workshops. permanent collection with stunning pieces by is a hub for creatives. In Wake昀椀eld, art isn’t both Barbara Hepworth The “house that art just there to be looked at and Henry Moore, built” is part gallery, - we want you to make it among other luminaries. part studio spaces, and too. The district is chock provides a platform full of workshops and The second Art Fund for both emerging and courses held in a variety winner is The Hepworth established artists to of venues, from large art Wake昀椀eld. This striking exhibit their work, while galleries and museums, building on the city’s allowing audiences to to independent maker waterfront (designed by engage with the creative studios. architectural maestro process. Find out more at: David Chipper昀椀eld) expwake.co/Workshops 4 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

DON’T MISS! 1. Bharti Kher, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 22 Jun 2024- 1 Apr 2025 In this extensive exhibition, Kher considers the social and cultural roles women play, how they are viewed and what it means to be a woman in di昀昀erent cultures and areas. 2. Kim Lim: Space, Rhythm & Light, The Hepworth Wake昀椀eld WAKEFIELD SCULPTURE TRAIL Now - 2 Jun 2024 The 昀椀rst major museum You don’t have to be tied to one place to experience exhibition of Kim art in Wake昀椀eld! The Wake昀椀eld Sculpture Trail brings Lim’s work since 1999, art to the streets through a series of six new open-air including metalwork, sculptures, o昀昀ering the opportunity for everyone to stone carvings and experience and enjoy world-class art. Each artist has printmaking. An created a work especially for the place, its history and unparalleled insight into communities. the artist’s life and work. To discover the inspiration behind the sculptures, to 3. Tony Wade: learn about the artists and to explore the interactive Watermarks, Wake昀椀eld trail map, visit: expwake.co/SculptureTrail Cathedral 9 Jan 2024 - 9 Feb 2024 Local artist Tony Wade explores the waterways of the Wake昀椀eld District in this stunning art exhibit featuring organ pipes, promoting the waterways for leisure, recreation and well- being. For more events, turn to pages 20-23. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 5

HISTORY & HERITAGE © National Trust Images/Freya Raby AMID CASTLES AND COAL Wake昀椀eld’s history stretches back to the Iron Age, taking in Roman occupation, Saxon expansion and Norman ingenuity. Not to mention liquorice sweets, coal mining and the origins of rugby league! Wake昀椀eld has hundreds of stories, and our heritage attractions tell them all. One of Wake昀椀eld’s landscaped parkland. tallest spire. The most important stories Wake昀椀eld Museums cathedral also presents is its coal mining and Castles are splendid Victorian and heritage. Uncover it excellent custodians mediaeval features, at the National Coal of Wake昀椀eld’s history. and provides a haven Mining Museum. A Dress up as a Roman from the city’s hustle former working mine, soldier at Castleford and bustle. Nearby, tiny the museum features Museum, see the but beautiful Chantry galleries, displays, beautiful Ackworth Chapel is the oldest and living history, and Hoard at Pontefract most ornate of England’s more - including Museum, hear rhubarb bridge chapels. The fascinating Underground growing at Wake昀椀eld West Yorkshire Tours, led by former Museum, discover History Centre holds miners. Described Pontefract Castle - once an unparalleled record as one of the great so mighty it was known of West Yorkshire, treasure houses of the as the Key to the North and hosts fascinating north, National Trust - and the romantic ruins exhibitions about the Nostell is a Palladian of Sandal Castle. area’s heritage. mansion with opulent interiors (including an Dating from the early See more at: unrivalled collection of 14th century, Wake昀椀eld expwake.co/Heritage Cathedral is the proud Chippendale furniture) owner of Yorkshire’s and spectacular 6 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

DON’T MISS! 1. 84/85 - The Longest Year, National Coal Mining Museum 6 Mar 2024 - 3 Mar 2025 This exciting exhibition and year-long events programme marks the 40th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike. Telling the stories of miners and their families. LIVING HISTORY 2. Behind the Walls, National Trust Nostell All these heritage venues mean there are loads of Now history events for enthusiasts to sink their teeth Discover the story of Sabine Winn, the lady of into. Step back in time 2000 years, and discover the hustle and bustle of life in Lagentium at Castleford the house from 1765, her Roman Festival in June. Or go all-in at the iconic life and the challenges Gawthorpe Coal Carrying Championships in April she faced - including (...or just watch from the 昀椀nish line!). Celebrate how she made herbal the long-held association between brass bands and remedies to improve her coal mining with Bold As Brass at the National Coal wellbeing. Mining Museum in June. The biggest history event 3. Seeing Double: for the calendar has to be September’s Heritage The Story of Double Open Days, a series of free events celebrating history Two Shirts, Wake昀椀eld and culture, giving visitors the chance to see venues Museum in a new light. From 27 May 2024 The story of revolutionary British brand Double Two Shirts. From its unique approach to wear and tear to its innovative work with man-made 昀椀bres, creating the world’s 昀椀rst synthetic shirt. For more events, turn to pages 20-23. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 7

MUSIC, THEATRE & FILM THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! Wake昀椀eld is a creative place, and whether that’s art or performance, we love to make an impact! Which is why we’ve got festivals, gigs and productions galore to keep visitors entertained all year long. Perhaps it’s the legacy of all those brass bands, but we’re a musical district, and our summer festival programme just can’t be beaten. Taking place in the stirring surroundings of Pontefract Castle, Proms at the Castle is a rousing evening of classical music with a 昀椀reworks 昀椀nale. Staying pops up at quirky venues And there’s a lot of in Pontefract, Friarwood across the district, and local talent to go about, Festival supplies music, features DJ sets, indoor with a thriving live entertainment and entertainment, artisan music scene across the good vibes. Wake昀椀eld stalls and street food. district. Every month, is the proud home of Ending the summer Bodys programmes Yorkshire’s longest season with a bang is 2-band lineups of running free music Wake昀椀eld Live. A city exciting artists from festival, Clarence festival created by and the district and beyond Park Festival, with an for the community, the in unusual venues. eclectic lineup covering best of local talent play Wake昀椀eld Jazz hosts a all genres. Yonder is a venues all across the city diverse programme of travelling festival that centre. musicians of national 8 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

THEATRE ROYAL WAKEFIELD Theatre Royal Wake昀椀eld is a jewel in the crown of Wake昀椀eld’s entertainment scene. The theatre has a packed programme, featuring a varied mix of genres and styles. It’s also a producing house, and creative director John Godber’s witty, observant works often premiere here before touring across the UK and beyond. For many Wake昀椀eldian, their 昀椀rst introduction to performing arts is Theatre Royal Wake昀椀eld’s legendary pantomime, which has been delighting families for decades and is a district institution! © Ant Robling © Andrew Benge and international If you’re after something importance. Venue 23 more gentle, you’ll love provides a permanent the soaring acoustics of home for a variety of live Wake昀椀eld Cathedral’s music acts, including weekly, free Lunchtime fun tribute bands and Concerts. See more theme nights, while MTJ at: expwake.co/ Promotions keeps the MusicTheatre rock and metal scene alive and kicking - you can 昀椀nd most of their gigs at Vortex. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 9

FAMILY FUN MAKE SOME MEMORIES Wake昀椀eld has plenty for families to fall in love with, from outdoor trails to exhilarating indoor adventures. Little ones will love farm experiences all the escape rooms, go Diggerland, where kids around the district, ten pin bowling, crazy (big and small) can ride including the Little gol昀椀ng, rock climbing, on and drive more than Farmers’ Trail and Maize laser tagging and so 20 di昀昀erent real diggers, Maze at Blacker Hall much more - you’ll need dump trucks and other Farm, adorable Lamb a whole day just to try construction vehicles. Feeding at Horncastle everything out! And for some serious Farm, and a whole But when the weather is digging, grab your host of seasonal family miners’ helmet and head events at Farmer 昀椀ne, you can’t go wrong torch for a trip 140m Copleys. with one of the district’s below ground at the For a fun-fuelled day country parks. At National Coal Mining that won’t be spoiled by Pugneys Country Park, Museum! Once you’re rainy weather, you can kids can enjoy the wide back on the surface, visit open spaces around the 昀椀nd every imaginable the horses at the Pony adventure under one lake, and burn o昀昀 some Discovery Centre, ride roof at Xscape: sledge, steam in the pirate-ship the Paddy Train, take ski or snowboard down adventure playground. a nature trail and let a real snow slope, Speaking of steam, kids your imaginations run ride on the 70ft high big and small will love wild in the adventure skycoaster, tear up hopping aboard Pugneys playground - and loads the track at e-karting Light Railway, a 7¼” more. From industrial (and wind down with gauge, passenger- heritage to something karaoke afterwards), carrying miniature more rural, there are 昀椀gure your way out of railway, providing train 10 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

SUPER STORY TRAILS 1. Room On The Broom at Anglers Country Park is a magical experience for all the family! Find the well-known characters from Julia Donaldson’s beloved children’s story. 2. Blown Away rides for all the family. For more culture, at Pugneys Country Park invites you to complete Play as you learn at 昀椀nd inspiration in the activities and see Castleford, Pontefract the sculptures at The and Wake昀椀eld Hepworth Wake昀椀eld if you can 昀椀nd all 5 Museums, try your hand and create your own sculptures of Windy the at Civil Wars soldier works of art with the cheeky dog as you walk challenges at Pontefract help of the gallery’s around. Castle (or head down Explore & Draw kits. 3. Gnome Roam into the dungeon - if And even if you’re going invites little ones to use shopping, it doesn’t signs and clues to 昀椀nd you dare), and go kite mean the kids have to out what gnomes do 昀氀ying at the top of the keep at Sandal Castle. be bored - check out and don’t like as they spot carved statues of At Yorkshire Sculpture The Ridings Shopping Park, kids can run and Centre’s vast new indoor gnomes and wildlife at play in the picturesque adventure playground, Newmillerdam Country parkland while taking in The Park. Park. world-class sculpture. 4. Peter’s Lost See more at Peregrine expwake.co/FamilyFun sends visitors on a mystery trail, as a band of woodland animals help a boy called Peter 昀椀nd his missing peregrine in Pontefract Park. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 11

SHOPPING © Tatiana Hepplewhite SHOP TIL YOU DROP! From big brands to independent makers, the Wake昀椀eld district is home to an eclectic mix of shopping experiences. If you’re looking for creative makers are full of dealers selling high street names, well-represented, antiques, 昀椀ne art, and you’d like to get too. You’ll 昀椀nd artisan homewares and more. all your shopping done products across the Choices in Wake昀椀eld in one place, then the district, in the shops city centre include district’s big shopping of The Art House, The Wake昀椀eld Antiques centres are for you. Hepworth Wake昀椀eld, and Collectable Centre, Take a trip to Wake昀椀eld and Yorkshire Sculpture and the smaller Hidden city centre’s Trinity Park as well as the Treasures, both located Walk and The Ridings Ridings’ Hummingbird in The Ridings. Book Shopping Centre, or Collective and lovers can browse to Castleford’s Carlton Castleford’s Forever their heart’s content Lanes, while Junction After amongst at the district’s 32 Shopping Outlet in others. For antiquing, independent bookshops, Castleford is the home Pontefract’s Magistrates Walton’s Books on the of the biggest brands at Market is an excellent Lane and Horbury’s tiny prices. Wake昀椀eld’s port of call, packed Darling Reads, or for a di昀昀erent kind of reading experience, drop in to Wake昀椀eld Comics-616 (and pick up some awesome geek merch while you’re there!). Foodies can pick up their favourite treats across the district, 12 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

HELLO, GOOD BUY FAB FARM If you love independent record shops, Wake昀椀eld’s SHOPS got some options that’ll spin you right round! 1. Farmer Copleys Wah Wah Records, in the heart of Wake昀椀eld city is a Pontefract-based centre, stocks new and used vinyl from all eras award-winning farm and genres. Lightning Bolt Records has branches shop which includes in Castleford’s indoor market and Pontefract’s an excellent vegetable Magistrates Market, and stocks rock, pop, stall and butchery - they soul, gospel, hip hop, jazz, funk, reggae - and even make their own everything in between! Criminal Records has a huge stock of vinyl records (especially Northern delectable jams! 2. Blacker Hall Farm Soul), as well as hi-昀椀, turntables, ampli昀椀ers and more. Hellraiser Records, based in The Ridings, prides itself on the fact stocks o昀케cial merchandise for metal, rock, 昀椀lms, that more than 75% comics, plus vinyl and CDs. of everything sold in the shop is produced and prepared on-site, including their delicious, award-winning beef products. 3. Methley Bridge Farm Shop is a Castleford-based, down-to-earth farm shop with no frills - but everything you need. Stock up on bread, veg, dairy, fruit and preserves. including local tipple market halls. Speaking 4. The Rhubarb Triangle Forged Spirits at The of markets, you can 昀椀nd Farm Shop Distillery, a barrelful of regular and speciality in Carlton was one of beers and more at Ossett markets taking place Brewery Taproom throughout the year, the 昀椀rst to develop the Yorkshire forced rhubarb and Shop, indulgent o昀昀ering a variety of technology, and sells a Yorkshire chocolates at locally grown produce, variety of farm produce Chox, based at Blacker handmade crafts and and delicatessen goodies. Hall, or stock up on gifts galore. the best cheese in the See more at expwake.co/ district from Cryer and Stott, located in ShoppingWake昀椀eld both Castleford and Pontefract’s indoor www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 13

FOOD & DRINK FOOD FOR THOUGHT Whether you’re looking for world-class cuisine at a city centre restaurant, or a quiet Sunday roast at a traditional country pub, Wake昀椀eld’s dedication to good food and drink has you covered. The city centre has a cafes dotted around the plateful of fantastic district. In Wake昀椀eld, restaurants to try Kraft Ko昀昀ee for choose from. Enjoy true connoisseurs, fully contemporary fusion at plant-based Throwback Qubana and Robatary, Co昀昀ee House, or ever- modern British at Iris popular Marmalade and Yorkshire Brasserie, on the Square. In stylish Vietnamese at Pontefract, visit picture- Têt, authentic Italian perfect Blondies, at Fino, delicious delectable DJ’s or the Abyssinian at Corarima, Castle Co昀昀ee Shop award-winning at Pontefract Castle. Kashmiri at Lala’s, Experience farm-to- vibrant Mexican at ICO fork goodness at Farmer and lots more (we could Copleys’ Moo Cafe and go on for pages here). Blacker Hall’s Barn Kitchen, enjoy co昀昀ee If you’re a co昀昀ee lover with a riverside view at (and you won’t say no to Castleford’s Queen’s a cheeky little cake on Mill Tearooms, or the side - who would?), snuggle up in Horbury’s you’ll be right at home hygge haven, Øl. in one of the fantastic 14 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

Speaking of hygge, our country pubs are a cosy delight. Locals’ favourites include the Kings Arms at Heath, Walton’s New Inn, and The Pledwick at Newmillerdam. If you’re after something a little more exciting, Wake昀椀eld’s got a superb selection of quirky bars for an evening out. In the centre, check out RBT Video (a speakeasy disguised as an 80s video rental shop), The Supper Club, The Establishment and The Distillery Bar (home of Wake昀椀eld’s own Forged Spirits). Outside the city, Pontefract’s The Old Grocers, The Printers Wake昀椀eld is also home to a thriving real ale and Draft and The Mad Ox craft beer revolution, with local breweries slaking as well Castleford’s new the nation’s thirst for a proper drink, and pubs Chapter Rooms all have across the district like The Hop, The Junction, The atmosphere in spades to Bingley and The Robin Hood leading the charge go with your drinks. with beer from the likes of Ossett Brewery, Henry Smith Brewery, Five Towns Brewery, Luddite See more at Brewing Co Ltd and others gracing their pumps. expwake.co/Food www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 15

SPORT & ADVENTURE ADVENTURE TIME If you’re looking for an action-packed day out, you’ll 昀椀nd it in Wake昀椀eld, whether you’re in the scrum or watching from the stands. Pontefract Racecourse and cheer on local teams course set in undulating is Europe’s longest Castleford Tigers, parkland. For indoor continuous 昀氀at racing Wake昀椀eld Trinity, and fun, there are state-of- circuit, and a day at Featherstone Rovers. If the-art leisure facilities the races is a must- you prefer your games a at Pontefract’s Aspire@ do in Wake昀椀eld. The little more sedate, there The Park, Featherstone season includes several are some fantastic golf Sports Complex and fun-昀椀lled theme days, courses where you can Thornes Park Stadium. including iconic Ladies get a hole-in-one while If you fancy tearing up Day (don’t forget your admiring the district’s the track, Wake昀椀eld big hats!). Of course, scenery, including the Indoor Karting is home the district is famous City of Wake昀椀eld Golf to one of the country’s for rugby league: come Club, an 18-hole, par 72 most challenging tarmac circuits. Visit Xscape in Castleford for climbing walls, a skycoaster, real-snow ski slopes, e-karting, VR, ten-pin bowling, mini golf, escape rooms, and loads more - there are high octane kicks aplenty at this massive site. Back outside, Yorkshire Tactical Activities is a woodland paintball, 16 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

airsoft and laser tag venue with multiple game zones across more than 100 acres, while Frickley 4x4 O昀昀road Centre features 75 acres of woodland, various depths of water, rock crawl, an uphill rock climb section and earth mover tyre sections for thrills on four wheels! Speaking of wheels, lace up your skates and roll down to Fusion Skating so you can live your retro dreams. Finally, when Halloween comes around, fear junkies won’t want to miss Yorkshire Scare Grounds. This “scream park” invites victims… er, visitors into haunted houses, mazes and scare zones, with roaming characters and more! See more at expwake.co/ © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey SportAdventure GO FISH! If you fancy a lazy day 昀椀shing, there are plenty of options across the Wake昀椀eld district, in some of the area’s most beautiful surroundings, including Nostell’s upper lake, Upton Country Park, Wintersett Reservoir, Newmillerdam lake and many others. If you’d prefer somewhere that specialises in 昀椀shing, Birkwood Farm Fisheries in Normanton has 昀椀ve lakes and canal 昀椀shing, with more than 100 昀椀shing stations. Just remember to take a photo- they’ll never believe your stories of “the one that got away”, otherwise! www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 17

OUR YEAR OUR YEAR Get ready to paint the district pink as Our Year takes over in 2024! Have you heard about Festival returns 16- A signature collaboration the exciting plans for 18 February with its with Trigger, creators Our Year – Wake昀椀eld famous food and drink and producers of District 2024, a huge market, lively street unforgettable live 366-day programme of entertainment and events, will see their cultural and heritage chef demonstrations, ground-breaking dragon activity taking place next or why not head to the puppet, The Hatchling, coming to Wake昀椀eld year? Pontefract Liquorice Expect non-stop things Festival for sweet- on August bank holiday weekend 2024 – an to do across the district themed fun on 14 July. from events, festivals event not to be missed! and walks to heritage Crossings & Gateways talks, community will integrate public art projects and exciting across communities events at di昀昀erent adding to the district’s venues around the reputation as the district. UK’s uno昀케cial city of Experience Moments sculpture. of Wonder as our The year will be a chance major events and to explore and celebrate festivals programme the diversity and will be back and bigger richness of our heritage than ever before. It’s and traditions with Our time for foodies to Heritage, Our Stories. rejoice as the Rhubarb 18 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

© Dom Moore There will be free Our Year is a chance to an eye out for events public talks, events explore the beautiful coming soon to this and displays including green spaces that multi-use creative special events to Wake昀椀eld has to o昀昀er. performance space. celebrate local The Moving Festival will community-led heritage showcase outdoor spaces The year rounds o昀昀 with projects. and encourage discovery our biggest ever Light and exploration through Up festival kicking o昀昀 Key to the North walking and cycling, the festive season in will bring a series of whilst highlighting key November. Expect a inspirational talks by cultural elements of the series of magical events leading authors and district. lighting up the district! creatives from across Yorkshire, sharing their Wake昀椀eld Exchange To 昀椀nd out about Our Year, visit stories and knowledge. will launch in 2024, ouryear2024.co.uk Acquire new skills and transforming a disused be inspired from talks landmark building in For more information, by professional chefs, the heart of Wake昀椀eld’s follow @OurYear2024 authors, and presenters. city centre into a unique on Twitter, Instagram creative hub. Keep and Facebook. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 19

WHAT’S ON WHAT’S ON There’s so much happening in the Wake昀椀eld district in 2024! Take a look at some of our top-picks below. © Ken Wilkinson 84/85 - THE BEHIND THE WALLS RHUBARB FESTIVAL LONGEST YEAR National Trust Nostell Wake昀椀eld City Centre National Coal Mining Museum Throughout 2024 16 - 18 February 2024 6 March 2024 - 3 Go back to the 18th Celebrate Wake昀椀eld’s century and Behind the famous pink vegetable March 2025 Walls to discover the with the iconic food and An exciting year-long story of Sabine Winn, the drink market, street exhibition and events lady of the house from entertainment, chef demos programme marking the 1765. and lots more. 40th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike. KIM LIM: SPACE, PEDDLER MARKET WORDFEST Tileyard RHYTHM & LIGHT Wake昀椀eld district February - December The Hepworth May 2024 2024 Celebrate words in all their Wake昀椀eld Every 3rd Friday and forms through poetry, Now - 2 June 2024 Rhythm & Light will display Saturday of the month, theatre, debate, song and over 100 artworks created enjoy award-winning creative writing in this over four decades by Kim street food, live music month-long festival. Lim, including stone and an eclectic mix of carving, prints and more. artisan makers. 20 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

CASTLEFORD ROMAN © Andrew Benge FESTIVAL Castleford Town Centre 1 June 2024 Discover Castleford’s Roman heritage, with a Roman-themed market, tours, demonstrations, family fun and street entertainment. LEILA BABIRYE Yorkshire Sculpture Park LIQUORICE SHOOTS 29 March - 8 September 2024 Pontefract Town Centre Larger-than-life sculptures carved 13 July 2024 from a fallen beech tree alongside This smaller warm-up ceramic heads, celebrating event for the Liquorice © Jonny Walton/Kaptur Creative community in all its forms. Festival invites you to enjoy a fun family day in BOLD AS BRASS Pontefract town centre. National Coal Mining Museum 15 June 2024 Celebrate the long-held association between brass bands and coal mining with marching bands and an exciting contest. WAKEFIELD ARMED FORCES DAY Pontefract Park and Racecourse © Andrew Benge 29 June 2024 A military extravaganza featuring PONTEFRACT displays, stalls, military bands, LIQUORICE FESTIVAL children’s entertainment and lots Pontefract Town of family fun! Centre 14 July 2024 PROMS AT THE CASTLE Celebrate Pontefract’s Pontefract Castle liquorice heritage with 29 June 2024 a delicious food and Experience an evening of magical drink market, plus melodies in the historic grounds family activities, street of Pontefract Castle, before the entertainment, live music and more. stunning 昀椀reworks 昀椀nale. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 21

© John Jowett CLARENCE PARK A GRAND DAY OUT WAKEFIELD PRIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL Wake昀椀eld district Wake昀椀eld City Centre Clarence Park 2-17 August 2024 11 August 2024 Late summer 2024 This summer festival Support and celebrate Yorkshire’s longest brings a day at the beach the LGBTQIA+ running free music to Wake昀椀eld, including community with festival, with an eclectic the giant sandpit, family workshops, live mix of musical styles, activities, street food and performance and - of local DJs, a bar, delicious more! course - the iconic food and craft, clothing parade. and jewellery stalls. YORKSHIRE DAY LADIES DAY Wake昀椀eld district Pontefract Racecourse 1 August 2024 7 August 2024 Take part in fun Looking for an excuse to EVITA activities at locations across the district, buy a new out昀椀t? Look no Theatre Royal further! Hats, fascinators, including Pontefract glitz and glamour abound at Wake昀椀eld Castle, Friarwood Valley 21 - 31 August 2024 this racing 昀椀xture. Gardens and Yorkshire The breathtaking Sculpture Park. musical smash hit by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, charting the rise of María Eva Duarte de Perón. 22 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

© Andrew Benge © Andrew Benge LIGHT UP THE HEPWORTH © Dom Moore Wake昀椀eld district WAKEFIELD FESTIVE THE HATCHLING 15 - 24 November 2024 MARKET Tileyard North Kick o昀昀 the festive season Wake昀椀eld City Centre 23, 24, 30 November with a 昀氀ourish of colour and 23, 24 and 25 August light, as a stunning series and 1 December 2024 2024 of events light up locations Over two weekends, The Hatchling by Trigger around the district! browse a spectacular is a ground-breaking range of artisan gifts, outdoor show. A dragon including ceramics, hatches, explores and homeware, prints, nests, before changing textiles and more. into a 昀氀ying form – and soaring into the sky. CINDERELLA CAROLS BY Theatre Royal CANDLELIGHT Wake昀椀eld Wake昀椀eld Cathedral © Tatiana Hepplewhite From November 2024 18 and 20 December FARMER COPLEYS Theatre Royal 2024 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Wake昀椀eld’s legendary Enjoy a fabulous evening of Farmer Copleys pantomime returns! carols and Christmas music Expect colourful with Wake昀椀eld Cathedral 21 September - costumes, crazy Choir at this very special 31 October 2024 characters and big belly Choose a pumpkin and event. enjoy competitions, laughs! entertainment, food, drink and loads more at the UK’s Original For prices, booking and more information, Pumpkin Experience. check ExperienceWake昀椀eld.co.uk www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 23

NATURE & OUTDOORS COUNTRY LIFE With a district that’s almost 70% rural, there’s plenty of outdoor exploring to be done in Wake昀椀eld. From reclaimed coal昀椀elds to manicured gardens, woodland walks to country parks, you’ll 昀椀nd it here. There is a plethora of Waterton. With wide spot the carved 昀椀gures country parks in the open spaces, wetlands on the Gnome Roam Wake昀椀eld district. and trails to explore, trail, see how many Pugneys Country Park you can easily spend a swans are swimming is an oasis of tranquillity whole day here. More on the lake and take in and a haven for wildlife wildlife watching can the magni昀椀cent trees that o昀昀ers nature lovers be done at Fitzwilliam in the arboretum. For the opportunity to see Country Park, Frickley those seeking more a variety of natural Country Park and than just a casual habitats. Little nature Upton Country Park. stroll, the Wake昀椀eld lovers will enjoy the Wander through the district o昀昀ers a section Blown Away story colourful wild昀氀owers, of the Trans Pennine trail, the adventure identify the delicate Trail. This part of the playground and Pugneys butter昀氀ies and admire trail weaves through Light Railway that the intriguing works picturesque countryside carries passengers of art that hark back to and woodland, such as along the lakeside most the land’s industrial Haw Park Wood and weekends. Anglers pasts. Newmillerdam Walton Colliery Nature Country Park is another Country Park is a large Park, providing plentiful wildlife haven and is woodland set around opportunities for long- close to the world’s a central lake that is distance hiking and 昀椀rst nature reserve, stunning whatever the cycling. established by Victorian season. Stroll around eco-warrior Charles the lakeside path and 24 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

RURAL RETREATS Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and immerse yourself in the serenity of the natural world in Wake昀椀eld. The Wake昀椀eld district home to some of the has some fantastic UK’s rarest birds. opportunities to Back in the city, The work on your mental health alongside your Hepworth Wake昀椀eld physical health, with Garden is an oasis of mindfulness trails and calm in the busy city pockets of calm tucked centre. Transformed away in the city centre. from a strip of unused land, the garden is now Starting in National a beautiful 昀氀ower 昀椀lled Trust Nostell, you can retreat that is feast for explore the extensive the senses and free for parkland that surrounds all to enjoy. Meander the majestic house and around the paths and enjoy the new wellness spot the sculptures trail. The trail pinpoints nestled between the ten new benches, all foliage. carefully located in Of course, enjoying the tranquil areas by lakes and under tree canopies bene昀椀ts of the outdoors in the parkland. At each isn’t just for grown-ups, so bring the children bench, you’ll 昀椀nd words to the magical Hidden of advice and mindful Forest at Yorkshire activities to help you Sculpture Park on the stop and appreciate the last Thursday of the present moment. month during term time. Over in the east of the Get creative and connect district, you can escape to nature with drawing, into nature and take sculpture building some time for yourself and sensory activities. on a guided mindfulness Follow your children’s walk around RSPB curiosity, make and play Fairburn Ings on 11 together while relaxing February. The former to the sounds of birds coal face is now a wild and trees. place that has become www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 25

CASTLEFORD DISCOVER CASTLEFORD From Roman roots to rugby boots – Castleford is a market town full of intrigue. Castleford’s history equipment. Castleford high street names. For is de昀椀ned by the packs a punch when something unique, establishment of the it comes to retail. The pop to Forever After Roman settlement town centre is home Collective and treat Lagentium and to both an indoor and yourself to something celebrates its Roman outdoor market, so special created by local roots with the annual shoppers can pick up the makers. For up to 60% best in fresh produce, o昀昀 designer labels, Castleford Roman Festival. Explore 15,000 clothes, books, games Junction 32 Yorkshire years of the town’s and lots more. Next Shopping Outlet is the history at Castleford door, Carlton Lanes place to be, while across Museum. See objects left Shopping Centre is the road, experience behind by prehistoric the place to go for Xscape Yorkshire – the tribes, 昀椀nd out about the town’s famous son, sculptor Henry Moore, and marvel at the Iron Age chariot that was unearthed nearby! From digging up the past to digging up the (theme) park, nearby Diggerland lets visitors drive and ride on real diggers, dump trucks and other earth moving 26 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

ultimate fun-fuelled destination. Experience real snow slopes at Snozone, the multi- level electric karting at Gravity E-Karting, laser tag at LaserZone, prehistoric adventure golf at Volcano Falls, and the infamous alley at The Escapologist. It’s non-stop fun for everyone! While we’re talking sports, we can’t fail to mention Castleford Tigers – SPOTLIGHT ON QUEEN’S MILL one of the founding Explore Castleford’s history at Queen’s Mill, members of rugby formerly the largest stone grinding mill in the league’s Super League. world with twenty pairs of grinding stones Their home “The Jungle” welcomes thousands of going at any one time! As well as still milling visitors and die-hard 昀氀our, Queen’s Mill is also home to various fans every match day. local business and community events. Pop For a calmer activity, into Riverside Paint a Pot and create your own Castleford has some masterpiece. Sit back and relax with delicious fantastic outdoor homemade food, like the quintessential spaces to explore. RSPB afternoon tea, from Queen’s Mill Tearooms. Fairburn Ings provides Enjoyed the tearoom’s co昀昀ee? Pick up some to tranquil habitat for take home from resident co昀昀ee roasters Recent wildlife and birdlife Beans, or if you’re after something stronger, alike. Former colliery Yorkshire Craft Beers stock the 昀椀nest artisan site Letchmire Pastures beers from across Yorkshire (and beyond). keep is a haven for nature your eyes peeled for events throughout the year, and a mosaic of wetland, such as Yonder, the street food, music and drinks woodland and meadow. party that brings festival vibes to the riverside throughout the summer. Spanning 65-hectares and providing enticing meadow and woodland, Fryston Country Trails o昀昀er a wonderful showcase of green space in Castleford. See more at expwake.co/ DiscoverCastleford www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 27

PONTEFRACT HISTORIC PONTEFRACT Pontefract is a quintessential Yorkshire market town, featuring 昀椀ne Georgian buildings, independent retailers and lots to see and do. Pontefract is a Yorkshire ruins and wide open market town with spaces are fantastic a dramatic history. for a family day out. Explore this for yourself Walk in the footsteps at Pontefract Museum, of kings, soldiers and housed in a stylish sweet makers as you Art Nouveau building. uncover the site’s Discover Pontefract’s history. Kids will love royal links, from the trying out the Civil Domesday Book to the War training activities Civil Wars, through to and creating their own its sweeter, more recent castle adventures in the history as the capital of playground. All that liquorice. Once you’ve history is bound to have learnt about the history left you hungry, but of the town, head to that’s not a problem in Pontefract Castle and Pontefract. The town see it for yourself! Once centre is packed with known as the Key to the independent cafés and North, Pontefract Castle tearooms, as well as was a fearsome fortress quirky pubs and bars for dominating Yorkshire those who would rather and beyond. Today, the enjoy something a bit 28 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

stronger. Food and drink FROM LIQUORICE TO lovers will adore Farmer Copleys, a fantastic LANTERNS farm shop located on the Pontefract hosts events throughout the year. For outskirts of town, selling Pontefract Civic Society’s WheelFest, anything produce fresh from their with a wheel takes over the town, from classic 昀椀elds, made by them or equally talented local cars to model railways! suppliers. Big hats at the Salute the troops at Wake昀椀eld Armed Forces ready, because nothing Day at Pontefract Park and Pontefract Racecourse beats a day at the races! with military equipment, displays, the Veterans A trip to Pontefract Parade, market stalls and fairground rides. Racecourse is perfect for Proms at Pontefract Castle invites you to enjoy a family day out (or an moving melodies as the sun goes down over the excuse to inject a little ruins. bit of glitz and glamour into your wardrobe!) Pontefract Liquorice Festival celebrates the with a surprising variety town’s liquorice heritage through the food and of 昀椀xtures and theme drink market, craft activities and live music. days throughout the Celebrate God’s Own County on Yorkshire year. Day with family fun at Pontefract Castle and See more at expwake.co/ Friarwood Valley Gardens. DiscoverPontefract Friarwood Festival brings fantastic live music to Friarwood Valley Gardens. Light up your evenings with the Pontefract Lantern Festival. Create your own lantern and join the parade to show it o昀昀! Get in the festive spirit at Light Up Pontefract! Count down to the Christmas Light switch on and enjoy a whole day of festive fun. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 29

WAKEFIELD 24 HOURS IN WAKEFIELD CITY CENTRE Only got a day to explore Wake昀椀eld? Here’s how you can get the most out of a day in the city. MORNING Start your day by getting From here, work your your bearings in the way towards The Art city centre. Keep your House, a place where eyes on the sky and you artists and visitors can won’t be able to miss engage with the creative Wake昀椀eld Cathedral process through a year- (and Yorkshire’s tallest round programme of spire!) and maybe a exhibitions and events. glimpse of the resident Take in one of their peregrines. While you’re exhibitions or even try near the Cathedral, keep your hand at making your eyes peeled for one something yourself on a of the nearby sculptures creative workshop. on the Wake昀椀eld Close by is Wake昀椀eld Sculpture Trail. The Museum where you can Sculpture Trail is a series discover the fascinating of sculptures created history of the city at especially for Wake昀椀eld work and play, and by world-class artists, even hear the crackling that crosses the whole noise of forced rhubarb city. growing. 30 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

AFTERNOON After a midday pitstop for lunch, head south over the River Calder. Spot the 14th-century Chantry Chapel on the bridge on your left, which is one of only three surviving Chantry Chapels left in England. Next up is the award- winning art gallery The Hepworth Wake昀椀eld, named after one of the city’s most famous daughters. Explore the galleries and immerse yourself in the oasis of city-centre calm in the stunning Hepworth Wake昀椀eld Garden. EVENING Enjoy culinary delights from one of the multitude of restaurants that call Wake昀椀eld home, and sample food from across the globe. Relax in the magni昀椀cent surroundings of Theatre Royal Wake昀椀eld whilst taking in a show from their eclectic programme. Round o昀昀 your evening with a cocktail or pint of real ale in one of the city centre’s bars and pubs. See more at expwake.co/ © Ant Robling DiscoverWake昀椀eld © Jason Ingham www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 31

CHRISTMAS IN WAKEFIELD © Andrew Benge MERRIE AND BRIGHT! Discover the magic of a Christmas in Wake昀椀eld. Stunning light installations, vibrant festive markets, indulgent food and drink, captivating performances, richly decorated venues and quirky Father Christmasses. All this and more is waiting to make your festive season special. Light Up kicks things textiles and more. o昀昀 with aplomb. The Other creative venues, district’s 昀氀ourish including The Art of colour and light House and Yorkshire features projections Sculpture Park, also host and installations Christmas shopping accompanied by family events throughout entertainment and the season. So you’re Christmas markets. sure to pick up gifts Speaking of markets, for your list - or treat yourself! It just wouldn’t Wake昀椀eld has an abundance to choose be Christmas without from, making shopping mentioning Theatre a doddle - and a delight. Royal Wake昀椀eld’s The Hepworth’s Festive legendary pantomime, Market is a much- featuring magni昀椀cent anticipated event, with sets, colourful costumes independent makers (and even more colourful selling ceramics, characters!) riotous gags homeware, prints, and plenty of audience 32 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

participation. From the be beguiled. Oh, and surrounded by liquorice- bright and brash to the look for a glimpse of inspired crafts and glories of Christmases Saint Nick around the workshops. Meanwhile past, National Trust grounds... Of course, at the National Coal Nostell is a dreamy the jolly old man in red Mining Museum, Santa feast for the senses. The is busy at this time of Underground sees house is transformed year, and he pops up in Father Christmas in his into a winter wonderland places across Wake昀椀eld, subterranean grotto by festive foliage from from breakfasts in the 昀椀nding out whether around the grounds, district’s independent little ones have been cafes to city centre naughty or nice. Good all set o昀昀 by twinkling fairy lights. With the meet and greets. children receive a gift, log 昀椀res ablaze, and Pontefract Museum while naughty ones get yuletide music drifting plays host to Liquorice a lump of coal (he is in a through the corridors, Santa, enthroned in his mine, after all)! even the Grinch would sweetie-themed grotto, JINGLE ALL THE WAY The Wake昀椀eld district puts on special concerts throughout the Christmas season. Be lulled by the sounds of a traditional brass band at Theatre Royal Wake昀椀eld’s Christmas Brass and Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Brass Christmas (among many others). Enjoy festive favourites with Chantry Carols in the charming Chantry Chapel, or experience the soaring, stirring musical masterpiece that is Carols by Candlelight at Wake昀椀eld Cathedral. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 33

WHERE TO STAY STAYCATION, STAYCATION, STAYCATION… All these amazing things to see and do mean you’ll need an equally amazing place to stay. Luckily, Wake昀椀eld has some fantastic options. From cosy self-catering and friendly B&Bs to opulent hotels, you’re sure to 昀椀nd something to suit your style - and your wallet! - across the Wake昀椀eld district. Set on its own lake, across the Went valley and surrounded by while you enjoy your woodland, Waterton meal. For visitors who’d Park Hotel and Walton rather be in the heart Hall is like something of the action, consider out of a fairytale - one contemporary Holm昀椀eld where the prince and Arms, a lodge-style princess live happily hotel in the middle of ever after, and enjoy a Wake昀椀eld city’s leafy relaxing spa to boot. Full Holm昀椀eld Park. of character, 400-year old Rogerthorpe Manor Wake昀椀eld has plenty is steeped in history; for families on a budget, feel like the lord of the too. The Holiday Inn manor as you tuck into Express in Wake昀椀eld a feast at their Jacobean city centre, or the superb Pub. At just 1 mile from value Premier Inn the M62 and A1, Kings and Travelodge hotels Croft Hotel in Pontefract around the district are all excellent choices for o昀昀ers excellent transport links, but a base. If you’re after you’d never know it: in a homely atmosphere 8 acres of grounds, it’s and a warm Yorkshire the epitome of rural welcome, choose one of our comfy B&Bs, like tranquillity. Stately Featherstone’s Glencoe Wentbridge House Villa, as seen on Channel Hotel o昀昀ers award- 4’s Four In A Bed. winning 昀椀ne dining and even stunning views 34 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

HOME FROM HOME Wake昀椀eld has a cornucopia of cosy self-catering properties to choose from. The Farmhouse, Farmer Copleys’ on-site accommodation, lets visitors stay on a working farm. But this is no rustic retreat: the property is stylish and spacious, with every modern convenience - including hot tub. Smithy Ridge Mews is perfect for a cultural getaway, as it’s right next door to the Yorkshire Sculpture high-end comfort at a昀昀ordable Park - just a hop, skip and jump prices. The area’s canal network is to The Weston, for when you just the idyllic setting of The Moorings, don’t want to cook… If you’re an adorably furnished cottage in looking for a little luxury, Skyhold Stanley Ferry. If cute is your thing, Stays’ renovated Victorian villa then consider The Lambing Shed, in the heart of Wake昀椀eld has a converted shepherd’s hut tucked everything you need - including away in the village of Ryhill. Or for a games room with Smart TV, PS4 something truly special, check into and more. Or enjoy the 昀椀ner things a converted Water Tower, and enjoy at the city centre’s Luxury Suites 360 views of the district’s stunning and Studios by Bootique, o昀昀ering countryside. www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 35

GETTING HERE GETTING HERE AND AROUND Situated in the heart of West Yorkshire, the Wake昀椀eld district is in the perfect base for a brief visit or a longer staycation, and is easily accessible via whatever mode of transport you use to get here! As well as being at the in easy reach of the crossroads of the M1, Pennines, Peak District, M62 and the A1/M1 link Yorkshire Dales and road, Wake昀椀eld is just 10 Yorkshire Moors - minutes from Leeds and which makes exploring 2 hours from London the region a cinch. by train. The city is also only a 40-minute drive Wake昀椀eld is easy to get from Leeds Bradford to and even easier to Airport, and just over an navigate once you’re hour from Manchester here. The city is served Airport. by two train stations, Westgate and Kirkgate, The district is within with regular train ideal striking distance of services from London the area’s other major Kings Cross, Leeds, destinations, including She昀케eld, Doncaster Leeds, Bradford, and Manchester. She昀케eld, and even Our bus network York, as well as being makes visiting all our 36 Wake昀椀eld Visitor Guide 2024

attractions simple, Trinity Walk and The See more at expwake.co/ stopping at even rural Ridings shopping Travel venues like the National centres, The Hepworth Coal Mining Museum, Wake昀椀eld and various National Trust Nostell retail parks. and Yorkshire Sculpture The district’s market Park. Visit wymetro. town hubs of Pontefract co.uk for information. and Castleford are both just o昀昀 Junction Getting about within 32 of the M62 and are Wake昀椀eld city centre couldn’t be easier - just easily accessible by hop on the free city public transport. With bus! The free city bus three train stations, connects Westgate and Pontefract even has Kirkgate railway stations a regular direct train with the bus station service from London. So and many city centre there’s no excuse not to attractions, including come for a visit. Sithee Wake昀椀eld Museum, soon! www.experiencewake昀椀eld.co.uk 37

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