Wakefield district markets celebrate Love Your Local Market fortnight

14/05/2018, PR8802

Love Your Local Market

Wakefield Council is celebrating Love Your Local Market fortnight, with a packed programme of fun activities across its six markets.

The Council’s markets in Castleford, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract, South Elmsall and the outdoor market at Wakefield, are all taking part with events and activities 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.

The Council’s markets have fun and entertaining activities taking place including the Yorkshire Owl Experience, themed stilt walkers, sing-alongs, magic stalls, face painting, balloon modelling, children’s soft play and youth markets.

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said: “Our district markets are celebrating Love Your Local Market fortnight with lots of fun and family friendly activities. If you’re not a regular visitor to our fantastic markets this is a great opportunity to see what they have to offer.”

Different activities are available at the markets on certain days over the fortnight. Visitors can expect some activities to be taking place on the following dates:

• Castleford – 17, 21 and 31 May
• Normanton – 26 and 29 May
• Ossett – 22 and 25 May
• Pontefract – 23 and 30 May
• South Elmsall – 19, 22 and 26 May
• Wakefield outdoor market – 18, 19, 24 and 26 May

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