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Christmas and New Year opening times

As part of our continued drive to reduce costs, we are focusing on providing essential services for people who need them most between Christmas and New Year.

Non-essential services will close at 5pm on Tuesday 24 December

Normal services will resume from Thursday 2 January 2020

Contact us online

You can access a range of Council services by registering for MyAccount at www.wakefield.gov.uk/myaccount

Emergency out of hours

In an emergency you can contact either of these 24-hour contact centres:

  • Customer Service Centre - 0345 8 506 506

  • Social Care Direct - 0345 8 503 503


  Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Wakefield8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
Closed8am-
5pm
Glasshoughton8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
Closed8am-
5pm
South Kirkby8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8am-
5pm
8am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
8am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
Closed8am-
5pm

  Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Pontefract
Swimming
Pool
7am–
12noon
Closed ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7am–
9:30pm
Featherstone
Sports
Complex
7am–
12noon
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7am–
10pm
Minsthorpe
Leisure
7am–
12noon
ClosedClosed8:30am–
3:30pm
8am–
2pm
8am–
2pm
8:30am–
3:30pm
8:30am–
3:30pm
Closed 7am–
9pm
Normanton
Leisure
7am–
12noon
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7am–
9:30pm
Sun Lane
Leisure
8am–
12noon
ClosedClosed
9.30am–
4pm
9am-
5:30pm
8:30am–
5:30pm
9:30am–
4pm
9:30am–
4pm
Closed 6:30am–
9:45pm
Thornes
Park
Stadium
7:15am-
12noon
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed7:15am–
9pm

Pugneys

  Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Centre 9am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4:30pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
Café9am-
4:30pm
​Closed​Closed​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​​​9:30am-
4pm
​Closed​​9am-
4pm
Car Park7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm
7:30am-
7pm

City of Wakefield Golf Course

Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
8am-
2pm
Closed8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
2pm
8am-
1pm
8am-
2pm
6:30am-
7pm

 Sun 22
Dec
Mon 23
Dec
Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Castleford Market Hall​10am-
4pm
​​8:30am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed
8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Outdoor Market​10am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
Closed
9am-
4pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4pm
Pontefract Market Hall​10am-
4pm
​8:30am-
5pm
8am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed
8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Outdoor Market
​10am-
4pm
​9am-
4pm
Closed
Closed
Closed
​9am-
4pm
​9am-
4pm
Closed
Closed
ClosedClosedClosed
Wakefield Outdoor Market ​10am-
4pm
​9am-
4pm
Closed
Closed
Closed
9am-
4pm
9am-
4pm
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
9am-
4pm
Normanton Market
​Closed​​8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed
8:30am-
5pm
8:30am-
5pm
Closed8:30am-
5pm
Outdoor Market​Closed​Closed9am-
4pm
ClosedClosedClosed9am-
4pm
Closed
Closed 9am-
4pm
ClosedClosed
Ossett Outdoor Market​Closed​Closed8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
4pm
Closed
Closed
Closed8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosed
Flea Market​Closed​Closed8:30am-
3pm
ClosedClosed
8:30am-
3pm
Closed
Closed
Closed8:30am-
3pm
ClosedClosed
South Elmsall Market​​Closed​​Closed8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosed8:30am-
4pm
8:30am-
4pm
Closed
Closed8:30am-
4pm
ClosedClosed


Mon 23
Dec
Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
​Tue 31 Dec​Wed 1 Jan Thu 2 JanFri 3Jan
​Wakefield
Library
​9am-
7pm
​9am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9am-
7pm

​9am-
5pm

Castleford
Library
​9am-
5pm

​9am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9am-
5pm

​9am-
5pm

Featherstone
Library
​9:30am-
6pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-
5pm

​9:30am-
1pm

Airedale
Library
​9:30am-
5pm

​9:30am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-5pm
​Ossett
Library
​​9:30am-
5pm
​9:30am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-
5pm

Pontefract
Library
​9:30am-
7pm
​9:30am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-
5pm

Sandal
Library
​​9:30am-
6pm

​9:30am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-
5pm

South Elmsall
Library
​9:30am-
6pm

​9:30am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-
5pm

Normanton
Library
​9:30am-
5pm

​9:30am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-6pm​9:30am-5pm
​Hemsworth
Library
​9:30am-
5pm

​9:30am-
2pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-
6pm

​9:30am-
4pm

Horbury
Library
​2pm-
7pm

​​10am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​10am-
5pm

​10am-
1pm

Stanley
Library
​​9:30am-
5pm

​​9:30am-
4pm

​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9:30am-
7pm

​9:30am-
5pm


  Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Pontefract Castle

8:30am –
4pm

ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
4:30pm
Pontefract Castle Visitors Centre​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​10am-
4pm
Sandal Castle
Open site – car park accessible 9am-5:30pm
Castleford Museum
9:30am – 
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
9:30 – 
5pm
Pontefract Museum
10am – 
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed10am-
4:30pm
Wakefield Museums
9am – 
4pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed9am-
7pm

  Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Bereavement Services Office9am-
3pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
9am-
3pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
Wakefield and Pontefract Crematoria
Mainbuilding9am-
3pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
ClosedClosed9am-
4:30pm
9am-
3pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
Grounds andChapel9am-
5pm
9am-
5pm
9am-
5pm
9am-
5pm
9am-
4:30pm
9am-
4pm
9am-
5pm
9am-
5pm
9am-
5pm
9am-
5pm

  Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Wakefield and Pontefract9am-
3pm
ClosedClosed
9am-
4:30pm
9:30am-
12:30pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
9am-
3pm
Closed9am-
4:30pm
An on-call team is available between 9am-10am for emergency burials on Sundays and Bank Holidays call 0345 8 506 506.
Normal working hours apply for all other dates.

Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
10am-
3pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed10am-
3pm

  Tue 24
Dec
Wed 25
Dec
Thu 26
Dec
Fri 27
Dec
Sat 28
Dec
Sun 29
Dec
Mon 30
Dec
Tue 31
Dec
Wed 1
Jan
Thu 2
Jan
Wakefield One - CAP
8:30am-
5pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8:30am-
5pm
Wakefield One - Library​9am-
4pm
​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9am-
7pm

Wakefield One - Museum​9am-
4pm
​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​Closed​9am-
5pm
County Hall
8am-
6pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8am-
6pm
Town Hall
8am-
6pm
ClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed8am-
6pm

Wakefield Town Hall is open for Registrars only on 24, 27, 28, 30 and 31 December