Seaside events

Get your flip flops ready and grab your buckets and spades for a weekend of free family fun as the seaside makes an exciting return to Wakefield City Centre.

Seaside in Wakefield

Saturday 17 August 10am – 5pm and Sunday 18 August, 10am – 4pm

Seaside in the City offer a chance for children to have all the fun of the seaside close to home. You can find a large sand pit mimicking a beach, children’s rides, free donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, street entertainment, children’s workshops, and a small street food market with mobile catering units selling hot and cold food.

Belly of the Whale, an exciting street performance where Circus meets sculpture in this exciting new show from Ockham’s Razor. The performers, like surfers in a wild sea, ride a giant semi-circular see-saw made of wood and steel which creaks and groans as it transforms from a catapult, a gently rocking cradle, a tunnel, a slide – creating an ever-changing land and soundscape.

Wakefield Council is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Find out more on

Contact us

Specialist Markets and Events Team

Wakefield One
PO box 700
Burton Street

01924 305751