For families, Wakefield offers plenty of activities.
The War of the Roses The remains of medieval Sandal Castle, a Yorkist stronghold, overlook the site of the Battle of Wakefield, which was the inspiration for the children's nursery rhyme The Grand...
Wakefield is at the forefront of exhibiting modern Sculpture in Britain today, unsurprising as the area is the birthplace of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, both major influences on Modern British Art.
Foodie festivals Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb is a major event in the foodie calendar, celebrating the region's famous Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb and showcasing the finest regiona...
Wakefield is an historic city of intriguing diversity. Take in heritage sights such as Wakefield Cathedral and Nostell Priory or visit The Hepworth Wakefield on the Waterfront and nearby Chantry Chapel. If it is green space you are after, Anglers Country Park and Haw Park Wood are hidden gems and the frankly wonderful Yorkshire Sculpture Park just a short distance away. With so much on offer, it's the perfect base for a weekend break in Yorkshire.
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB
Tue 14 Jan 20 - Sat 18 Apr 20
The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW
Fri 7 Feb 20 - Sun 31 May 20
107-111 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AZ
Mon 24 Feb 20 - Mon 20 Apr 20
National Coal Mining Museum for England , Caphouse Colliery, New York, Wakefield, West Yorkshire , WF4 4RH
Sat 29 Feb 20 - Wed 29 Apr 20
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT
Mon 2 Mar 20 - Sat 4 Apr 20
50 Ferensway, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU2 8LB