Nostell Priory National Trust and Parkland Estate
Tour the 18th century house, home to a large collection of Chippendale furniture. Stroll through beautiful gardens; look out for wildlife along lakeside paths and fun in the children’s adventure playground.
This city centre cathedral has been welcoming visitors for over 1000 years. Today, visitors can explore the newly renovated cathedral, browse the gift shop or just take a break in the cafe.
Wentworth Castle Gardens
Wentworth Castle Gardens is a stunning National Trust grade 1 listed park and garden in South Yorkshire. A lovely day out when staying at your home in Nostell Priory. Find out more on the Wentworth Castle Gardens website.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, be inspired by the beautiful parkland, lakes and gardens and discover fascinating exhibitions throughout four indoor galleries.
Located a short walk from the city, this unique gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
South Yorkshire’s award winning attraction. Situated just outside Doncaster, the park occupies 70 acres of a 260 acre site, offering a unique view into the world of animals with walk-though areas.
Pontefract and Sandal Castles
Learn about the history of the castles through hands-on displays in the visitor centres. Climb the steps at Sandal for panoramic views of Wakefield or explore the underground magazine chamber at Pontefract.
National Coal Mining Museum
Grab your hard hat, travel 140 metres underground and discover what life was like working in amine. Above ground explore the Nature Trail, say hello to the retired pit ponies and learn about mining communities in the exhibitions.
View the spectacular viaduct at Calder Grove (known as Crigglestone Viaduct). It has 21 arches and was built in 1906 as part of its never-completed Sheffield-Bradford route.
The racecourse delivers an exciting, alternative day out, boasting excellent facilities and views of the track from all enclosures and is located just a short walk from Pontefract.
Ride, drive and operate full size construction machinery in this unique adventure park that is suitable for all the family.
Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse
Explore 237 acres of beautiful woodland and lakeside paths. Look out for the special events at the historic boathouse throughout the year.
Pugneys Country Park
Take to the water and discover the wide range of water sport activities on offer. Bring your own equipment or join in on one of the many courses. Otherwise, just enjoy a leisurely stroll along the peaceful lakeside paths.
Enjoy the magic of the theatre in a grade II* listed building during one of the many shows or discover secrets behind the scenes in a backstage tour.
Waterton Discovery Centre & Anglers Country Park
Enjoy a gentle stroll around the lake, visit the Discovery centre for information and activities, cafe and play park. Bikes hire available and free mobility scooter hire.
Experience the thrills of a real snow slope, real wave surfing, rock climbing and more. Take time out to browse the shops, go to the cinema and relax at one of the many restaurants, bars and cafes.
With over 270 stores, including all your favourite high street names, tempting cafe’s and restaurant, a fascinating avenue of craft shops and an 11-screen cinema complex, no two trips to Meadowhall are ever the same.
White Rose Centre
With over 100 shops in the Centre, covering the best of the high street names as well as some more specialised stores. So, if you’re looking for fashion, beauty, something for the house, or the latest gadget, we’ve probably got it right here.
With over 60 new shops including all the leading high street fashion brands, a fabulous Debenhams department store and the largest Sainsbury’s superstore in the area, it’s a fantastic day out for every one of all ages.
Yorkshire is the bed-rock of rugby league. The Wakefield district hosts Rugby’s Super League rivals Wakefield Wildcats and Castleford Tigers whilst other nearby cities Leeds has the Rhinos, Huddersfield the Giants and Bradford the Bulls. Catch a game whilst your here.
Wakefield is the largest city in the UK now to not have a professional football club but we do have a selection of big clubs nearby. Leeds United, Sheffield’s Wednesday and United not to mention the world’s oldest club Sheffield F.C, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Bradford City.
We do have clubs like Ossett Town and Albion, Wakefield FC, Pontefract Collieries, Frickley and our own Nostell Miners Welfare if you want to watch at more grass-roots level.
Yorkshire Cricket Club are homed at the world renowned Headingley Stadium, Leeds. Enjoy the cricket in the sun. How’s that for a reason to visit?
Tour De France
In 2014 the Grand Depart arrives in Leeds bound for a finish in Sheffield. Nostell Priory is located centrally between both start and finish for an ideal base to view the race.