Places

Looking for a little retail therapy? The Wakefield district’s the place for you. Whatever you’re looking for, and however you like to shop, we’ve got it in spades. 

Wakefield city centre is the perfect place to shop, with two large shopping centres - Trinity Walk and The Ridings - just a short distance from one another, and each one chock full of a mix of the well-known brands you’d expect to find, and independent hidden gems. Take in the fun, fabulous fragrances of Betty Loves Candles, or find an ideal hand-crafted gift from local makers at Created In Yorkshire. 

There’s savings galore at Junction 32 in Castleford. This bright and open site brings more than ninety big-name brands together in one place, and promises discounts of up to sixty percent every day on favourites like Gap, Moss Bros, Radley and so many more - so you can shop till you drop without bruising your wallet.

And while we’re in Castleford, why not pay a visit to the nearby Castleford Tigers shop and pick up a shirt, a scarf, even a piggy bank - go on, show your stripes! 

Want something unique? Head over to the cosy ginnels of Pontefract or the quaint village lanes of Horbury and browse amongst the myriad of independent boutiques and businesses for that perfect gift (or a little something for yourself!). Find beautifully bound books at Darling Reads independent bookshop, or a quirky vintage piece from the Magistrates’ Market. 

And speaking of markets, the Wakefield District’s six markets are renowned throughout the region.  Known for their unique character, warm welcome, and eclectic mix of products at competitive prices, these colourful, bustling indoor and outdoor spaces provide a fantastic opportunity to shop local, enjoy a friendly chat and (most importantly) bag a bargain. 

Wakefield’s well-known for its cultural venues - The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, National Coal Mining Museum and many more - and you can get a little piece of each of them from their gift shops, from figurines made of coal, to beautiful printed homewares and artist originals, there’s something for every budget to remind you of your trip.     

Can’t get out and about? Let the district come to you. Most of our retailers, even the independent ones, now have online stores. So you can get flour from Queen’s Mill, the latest graphic novels from Wakefield Comics-616, stunning art pieces from local artists at The Pomfret Gallery, and much more delivered straight to your door, and all without leaving the sofa.