Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, is a city where you can find many places of interest, including historical buildings, galleries and lovely parks. There is a good choice for entertainment in Wakefield, including the Theatre Royal where you can see drama, dance, music and comedy performances, and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs which suit a range of different preferences. For business conferences, there are centres such as Hepworth Wakefield which holds conferences and exhibitions and other events, as well as having galleries, and Leeds Bradford International Airport serves the city for air travel.
Wakefield Car Hire
Wherever you are in Wakefield, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Wakefield car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Some of the interesting things you can do on your visit to Wakefield might include the following:
This delightful building built in the 18th century makes a lovely visit, where you can admire the architecture and look around the elegant rooms with items of furniture made by Thomas Chippendale, along with paintings by artists including William Hogarth and Pieter Brueghel the Younger and beautiful items including silverware, Venetian vases and a charming dolls’ house. The attractive surrounding park has a lake and also a fun playground for children.
Here you can learn about the city’s past dating as far back as prehistory right up to the present, and subjects covered include literature and drama, police and reform, war and home life, and artefacts you can see include Victorian kitchen items and various costumes from the past.
The Hepworth Wakefield
You can visit the galleries here to see impressive collections of contemporary art with works by prominent artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, as well artists including Roger Fry and David Bomberg.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
In this outdoor gallery you can see exhibitions of various sculpture from around the world, and works include those by artists such as Anthony Gormley, Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy, and is all located in the lovely gardens of Bretton Hall country estate.
Anglers Country Park
Visit this lovely park just a few miles from the city and enjoy the delightful lake, woods and wetlands, while enjoying the natural wildlife of the area. You can walk or cycle around the area and have a picnic in the scenic surroundings.
Cheeky Monkeys Adventure Play Centre
A fun place for younger children with lots of different activities such as ball pools and plenty of areas with safe padding for little ones to climb and small play vehicles to ride on.
This place has a large range of facilities and areas for kids to enjoy, including athletics track, tennis courts, bowls area, miniature train for rides in the summer at weekends, a pitch and putt course, as well as a lake and attractive garden.
Chantry Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin
This lovely Grade I listed building was built in the 1300’s and you can come and see the impressive architecture with sculptures and ornate details. The building has intricate carvings, bell tower, crypt, stained glass windows, winding staircase, and it stands by a charming medieval arched stone bridge.
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