A two-day break:
Visiting the National Coal Mining Museum should top many to-do lists while staying in Wakefield. with the ex-minors as guides, there is much to learn about the country’s mining industry. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of the world’s best open air galleries, hosting modern and contemporary art. This should also be a must. Also great to visit is Wakefield Cathedral, located right in the heart of the city. The cathedral is over 1000-years-old and is important to the heritage of Wakefield.
A week-long stay:
As the name suggests, the Hepworth Gallery, situated in a riverside setting, focuses on Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures, is worth a visit. The other exhibitions on show to complement Hepworth’s are also worth seeing. There are plenty of shopping opportunities on offer too. The Ridings Shopping Centre is most prominent, while Nostell Priory is a stately home which comes to life in the summer months when the surrounding grounds are fully utilised for the public.
A family holiday:
Pugney's Country Park is a great way to entertain the family while staying at Campanile Wakefield Hotel . Boasting a play area, mini-train, plenty of watersports on the lake, Pugney's is also pleasant for relaxing walks. The park is essentially a great way to unwind. Located just outside the city centre, there is also Ten Pin bowling to keep the family entertained at the Wakefield Superbowl.