Love Your Local Market Fortnight
There’s more to enjoy in Wakefield Council’s six local markets over the next two weeks (17 to 31 May) as part of Love Your Local Market fortnight!
The Council’s markets – Castleford, Pontefract, South Elmsall, Normanton, Ossett and Wakefield – are hosting a packed programme of free fun activities and entertainment for all to enjoy.
Activities include live singers, healthy recipe demonstrations, an arts and crafts workshop and knit and natter sessions.
There’s also plenty to keep the kids entertained including face painters, balloon modelling, a circus workshop, bouncy castles, fairground rides and more!
What’s more, shoppers at the Council’s six local markets are guaranteed to find great bargains and enjoy first class customer service.
Our markets offer a wide range of stalls including fruit and vegetables, delicatessens, fishmongers, butchers, along with babywear, carpets and curtains, cosmetics, jewellery, greetings cards, household goods, and fancy dress – so you’re guaranteed to find something for you.
You can also grab a bite to eat at one of our many cafes.
If you’re a regular shopper at one of the Council’s markets you will find plenty more reasons to shop there, but why not also try one of our other markets to see what bargains and entertainment you can enjoy?
And if you haven’t shopped in one of our markets for a while, why not pay us a visit during Love Your Local Market fortnight to find out what’s on offer!
Love Your Market events are on at the following times and locations. Activities vary across our six markets and are subject to change.
|Friday 17||Castleford||Singer - 3 half-hour performances |
|Friday 17 ||Wakefield||Craft stalls|
|Friday 17||Ossett||Craft stalls|
|Friday 17||South Elmsall||Healthy eating team – recipe demonstration |
|Saturday 18||Pontefract ||Craft stalls, youth market, face painter, balloon modeller|
|Saturday 18||Castleford ||Bouncy castle, youth market, face painter |
|Saturday 18||Wakefield ||Rapide brothers - circus element, singer
|Saturday 18||South Elmsall||Preloved market, youth market, face painter|
|Monday 20||Castleford ||Healthy eating team – recipe demonstration |
|Tuesday 21||Pontefract||Coffee and Tea Day – Free coffee or tea voucher system for customers to use in the 2 cafes|
|Tuesday 21||Castleford||Coffee and Tea Day – Free coffee or tea voucher system for customers to use in the 4 cafes|
|Tuesday 21||Ossett||Singer - 3 half-hour performances, craft market|
|Tuesday 21||South Elmsall||Table top sale, Upton Community centre holding Knit and Natter group |
Healthy eating team – recipe demonstration
|Thursday 23||Castleford ||Craft stalls, Singer |
|Thursday 23||Wakefield ||Singer - 3 half-hour performances|
|Friday 24||Ossett||Singer - 3 half-hour performances|
|Friday 24||South Elmsall||Singer |
|Saturday 25||Pontefract||Youth market, Face painter and balloon modeller, circus workshop|
|Saturday 25||Castleford ||Youth Market, Rapide Brothers - Circus element|
|Saturday 25||Wakefield||Craft stalls, Youth market, owl display
|Saturday 25||South Elmsall||Youth Market, Fun day – children's games, Pirate gold digging interactive activity|
|Tuesday 28 ||Ossett||Arts and craft workshop|
|Tuesday 28||South Elmsall||Healthy eating team – recipe demonstration, Clowns walkabout |
|Wednesday 29||Pontefract||Rapide Brothers clowns, Healthy eating team – recipe demonstration, Sand art
|Thursday 30||Castleford ||Craft stalls outdoor, arts and craft workshop indoors|
|Thursday 30||Wakefield ||Healthy eating team – recipe demonstration |
|Friday 31 ||Pontefract ||Fair ground ride - Teacups ride|
|Friday 31||Castleford ||Rapide Brothers clowns, Face painting, sandart
|Friday 31||Wakefield||Pirate gold digging interactive activity|
|Friday 31||Ossett||Face painter and Balloon modeller|
|Friday 31||South Elmsall||Face painter |