What’s On in the Local Area this November

Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

November has some great events in our area. The season brings spectacular Autumn colours in the outdoors.  Of course, 5th November has fireworks and bonfires to enjoy.  We’ve found events in our usual venues as well as some new places to explore some events need booking and will sell out so act now to get tickets.  Have fun!

We’ve given a web link in most cases.  Please check before you go.  As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.

Nostell Priory Festive Wreath Making

Create a stunning wreath from a wire base to give any threshold the festive wow factor, using a range of materials including flowers and foliage handpicked from the Nostell estate.

Perfect for creative friends, this workshop will help you create a unique piece to give a decorative twist to your own home, or that of a loved one as an extraordinary gift.

Can’t make the date? Why not indulge in luxury wreath making on 24 November?

16th November + 24 November

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Nostell Priory Autumn Guided Walks

Explore Nostell’s changing seasons, wildlife, landscape and history in this 2.5 mile guided parkland walk.
The knowledgeable walk leader will guide you on a brief history of the estate, from the original Augustinian priory to Robert Adam’s Obelisk Lodge.

Explore the lakes, meadows and woodland to discover seasonal highlights and top species to spot from kingfishers to kestrels.

Sat 9th Nov + Thursday 14th Nov

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Wakefield Theatre Royal Pantomime

Be dazzled, dazed and delighted in 2019 with Theatre Royal Wakefield! Join us for a spectacular show of giant proportions; filled with treasure and treachery (and perhaps even a few trumps!).

Jack’s mum is sick with worry. Penniless, widowed and hopeless, something has got to give. When young Jack is forced into taking his beloved cow to market, he is offered some magic beans in exchange for the cow. Little does Jack know that those teeny tiny beans will change his fortunes forever…

Don’t miss this terrific tall tale, created and produced right here at Theatre Royal Wakefield. With top-class performers, crazy costumes and a Dame to be reckoned with, this is a classic pantomime not to be missed.

21st Nov – 5th Jan


Yorkshire Sculpture Park Brass Christmas

Make haste book now!

Guests will be greeted on the concourse with a glass on black cherry prosecco, the underground gallery will be open for exclusive viewing of the current Exhibition whilst a brass quartet play back ground music in the foyer of the gallery, the YSP shop will also be open for last minute Christmas shopping! Guests will then make their way to the restaurant where a three course meal will be served whilst the full brass band play in the background After the meal the band will play Christmas music with the opportunity for guests to request and sing along to the music.

– 3-course dinner included in the price

14th and 20th December

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Cannon Hall Farm Bonfire Spectacular 

The annual bonfire returns on November 3 with a fun-packed family day out.
With tickets for our bonfire, you can enjoy a full day out at Cannon Hall Farm – seeing the amazing animals, exploring our playgrounds, meeting the reptiles in our reptile house and even having a tractor and trailer ride.

The bonfire themed fun will kick off with a kids disco with party hosts from the CopyCat Party Company in our marquee.

The day will be rounded off with the bonfire which will be lit at 5pm and the firework display at 6.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £11.95 per person, and under twos are free.

This event usually sells out and we accept no other ticket apart from those that have been prebooked online on this date.

3rd November

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Fairburn Ings: Dusk Walk

Wednesday 13 November to Wednesday 8 January
Dusk on a cold winter evening is a magical time for wildlife watching. Join us for a guided walk to take in the sights and sounds as the light changes and darkness takes over the reserve.

If we’re lucky, we may spot owls, deer and birds flocking together to form roosts. And there is also a chance that we may see a starling murmuration over the reedbed.

This walk is suitable for everyone and is great for those who would like some company wildlife watching and walking on the reserve in the dark. The walk will last about two hours on good footpaths, sturdy footwear is recommended

Individual times based around sunset times

Booking essential

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Kirklees Light Railway My First Day Out with Thomas

Join Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends, Percy, Toby, Mavis & Emily as they visit the Kirklees Light Railway from the Island of Sodor.

The Fat Controller will also be on hand during the engines’ visit to make sure they are all being really useful and behaving themselves. He will conduct an opening ceremony each day at 9.45am, assisted by Rusty & Dusty, the trusty platform sweepers!

The first train of the day is pulled by Thomas and departs Clayton West at 10am. The remaining trains are pulled by Emily or our home locos, Owl & Sian. Trains will depart every 30 minutes thereafter until the final train departs Clayton West at 4pm.

9th and 10th Nov


The Hepworth Wakefield Christmas Craft Fare

The Hepworth Wakefield’s Christmas Fair has quickly established itself as one of Yorkshire’s top Christmas shopping destinations and takes place over two weekends.

Treat yourself and your loved ones from a variety of stalls selling textiles, ceramics, jewellery, prints, handmade cosmetics, candles, stationery and homeware from some of the UK’s most talented artists and designers.

Our Christmas Fair offers a fun and festive day out for the whole family featuring a programme of festive performances and free family activities.

Fri 22 – Sun 24 Nov & Fri 29 Nov – Sun 1 Dec 2019, 10am – 5pm