Love Your Local Market Fortnight

We are celebrating Love Your Local Market fortnight, with a packed programme of fun activities across our six markets.

Our markets in Castleford, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract, South Elmsall and the outdoor market at Wakefield, are all taking part with events and activities taking place from 17 to 31 May.

The national campaign, with the Association of British Markets, is aimed at raising the profile of local markets, encouraging start-up businesses into markets and increasing young people’s involvement in markets.

Our markets have fun and entertaining activities taking place including;

  • sing-alongs
  • magic stalls
  • face painting
  • balloon modelling
  • children’s soft play 
  • youth markets

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What's on?

DayMarket Activity
Thursday 17 MayCastleford Information gazebo
 Royal mascot stilt walkers
 1940s sing-a-long
Friday 18 MayWakefield Information Gazebo
 1940s sing-a-long
  Royal mascot stilt walkers
Saturday 19 MaySouth ElmsallInformation gazebo
 Royal mascot stilt walker
 Car bootless launch
 Wakefield Magic stall
Monday 21 MayCastleford Chair based exercise  - afternoon only
Tuesday 22 MayOssettInformation gazebo
 South ElmsallDementia awareness stall
Wednesday 23 MayPontefractInformation gazebo
 Liquorice talks
  Dementia awareness stall
Thursday 24 MayWakefield Information gazebo
Friday 25 MayOssettInformation gazebo
 Youth market (to be confirmed)
  Healthy eating information stall
Saturday 26 MayNormanton Information gazebo
 Second hand market
 Face painter, balloon modeller
 South ElmsallInformation gazebo
 Face painter, balloon modeller
 Wakefield Magic Man
  Yorkshire Owl Experience
Monday 28 May BANK HOLIDAY
Tuesday 29 MayNormanton Information gazebo
  Soft play area
Wednesday 30 MayPontefractInformation gazebo
 Youth market
 Face painter, balloon modeller
 Healthy eating information stall
  Soft play area
Thursday 31 MayCastleford Information gazebo
  Face painter


Contact us

Markets and Major Events

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 305 751 / 01924 305 126