The cathedral city of Wakefield is home to a vast range of attractions to see and explore in and around the city.

An excellent place to call home

With museums, parks, shopping centres and even a historic cathedral to visit, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Wakefield. Sound like the kind of place you’d like to call home? Keep reading to find out what’s on offer in Wakefield, and how you could make a home in Wakefield yours this year.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Art & Culture
Parks & Nature Reserves
Heritage & History

Art & Culture

One of Wakefield’s biggest attractions is Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Situated 7 miles outside of Wakefield centre, the park is an open-air gallery covering 500 acres of beautiful landscape with contemporary sculpture. The sculpture park hosts various exhibitions throughout the year, so there’s always something new to see. The sculpture park also has a café on site where you can grab fresh food and drink, sourced from local suppliers.

Open since 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield is an award winning art gallery situated in the heart of Yorkshire. Home to an impressive selection of modern British art and various exhibitions, The Hepworth also features one of the UK’s largest free public gardens.

Parks & Nature Reserves

For the perfect family day out, Pugneys has a huge central 100-acre lake, playgrounds, leafy woodlands and an infamous miniature train that circulates around the lake. Overlooking Pugneys Country park is Sandal Castle, a popular visitor attraction within walking distance from Pugneys. 

You can’t fully experience Wakefield if you haven’t visited Newmillerdam. Situated 3.5 miles south of Wakefield, Newmillerdam is surrounded by woodland and features a central lake, where you can find swans and ducks! Around the country park is a number of pubs, serving food and drink, perfect for a day out all year round.

Heritage & History

In the heart of Wakefield is on the lower level of Wakefield One is Wakefield museum, where you can explore the history of Wakefield. With free entry available, the museum is an insightful day out for all the family.

It’s not just country parks you’ll find in Wakefield, there is also a historic cathedral right in the city centre. Originally the parish church, Wakefield Cathedral features the tallest spire in Yorkshire!  For a moment of calm, you can escape the bustling city and take a moment to admire this spiritual landmark.

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12.8 miles from Wakefield
Price range:£279,950
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