Wakefield Council Youth Work Team

  • Wakefield Youth service offer a range of support, activities and groups for Children and Young People age 10 to 25 years. Young carers, Stripes group, SEND group, National citizens Service, Pontefract Active and Inspired Programme, Detached Youth work and the Youth council are some of the things you can get involved in. Please check on the website for further information.

  • Click here to explore their website

Keep Doing Good programme

  • Is running in the holidays and encourages 15-17 year olds to gain volunteering experience, learn new skills, and make a positive impact on the community.
  • Click here for the leaflet

St Luke's Youth Centre

  • St Luke’s Youth Centre is a great place for young people to go and meet together for some fun and friendship. Safe and well managed the Youth Centre provides all sorts of different activities for young people from many different backgrounds..
  • Catering for children from the age of 8yrs upward the centre provides all kinds of different activities, whether a young person wants to play pool or football, whether they want to watch films or listen to music, or get a drink from the tuck shop and play some computer games, St Luke’s Youth Centre is the place to be on a Tuesday and Friday Evening
  • www.facebook.com/stlukesyouthcentre/

PEAT Project

Keep Doing Good Project

  • The ‘Keep Doing Good’ programme is also running in the holidays and encourages 15-17 year olds to gain volunteering experience, learn new skills, and make a positive impact on the community. This year they will work in teams to understand community issues and plan a social action project – and even get the chance to pitch for possible funding and resources. An exciting and unique opportunity to potentially make a huge impact by only offering a snippet of their holidays! It runs over two weeks (w/c 10th & 17th August) and there’s more information in the flyer attached.

Princes Trust

  • Delivering the following courses on line via Microsoft teams to 16- 30 year olds living in Yorkshire and the Humber. It is not necessary to attend every session
  • Wellbeing sessions - Our wellbeing sessions are a series of sessions exploring why well-being matters and how we can better take care of ourselves. We discuss strategies and tips on improving well-being through sessions covering Mental & Physical Health, Positivity and Positive Relationships, Stress & Anxiety Management and why well-being is important. The 2 week programme entails 4 sessions, two sessions a week.  
  • Live, Learn and Earn is a series of weekly sessions exploring employability skills, communication, confidence, money management and general well-being.
  • Attending the course won’t affect your benefits and there’s the opportunity for up to 3 months mentoring support to help young people move onto their next steps
  • Click here for dates and contact details

Youthy at The Addy

  • Every Thursday evening 6-8pm for 11-19 year olds. Open access and free of charge
  • Click here for more information

Hepworth, Wakefield

  • The Hepworth will reopen Saturday 1st of August, Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Check here to find out what’s on
  • Click here for crafts and activities you can do at home with the family

Leisure Centres:

  • Sun Lane Leisure and Featherstone Sports Complex will re-open with gym and classes only to Pay and Play customers on 8 August. However, members will have exclusive access from 25 July at Sun Lane and Featherstone.
  • Minsthorpe Leisure and Normanton Leisure will re-open to Pay and Play customers on 25 August but members will have exclusive access from 11 August.
  • Swimming will restart four weeks after opening.
  • Further details on opening can be found online at https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure


  • Libraries in Wakefield, Horbury, Hemsworth and Normanton, Pontefract and Airedale, Sandal, South Elmsall, Featherstone, Stanley and Castleford are now open. By early August the mobile library service and Ossett Library are expected to be back in service.
  • Pontefract Castle site, including the children’s playground, visitor centre and café are now reopen, with the gift shop opening in August. Pontefract Museum and Wakefield Museum are also reopen with Castleford opening from the 3rd August
  • Further details are available on our website:
  • Libraries: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/libraries-and-local-history/your-local-library
  • Museum: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/events-and-culture/museums

Cycling routes

  • Did you know Wakefield has many cycling routes, click here for more information.

The Hepworth

  • The Hepworth will reopen Saturday 1st of August, Wednesday to Sunday. Check here to find out what’s on.

The Great Outdoors

  • Why not take a walk or cycle round some of the districts many parks including Pugneys Country Park, Newmillardam or why not try the Room on the Broom Adventure Trail at Anglers Country Park.

Click here for a list of the districts parks and countryside:

Junior Youth Club

  • Please see website for up to date details on how to attend www.facebook.com/balnelane.communitycentre/

Next Generation Wakefield

  • Next Generation Wakefield runs sport, play and youth club sessions and holiday activities for children and young people aged 8-19.
  • www.nextgeneration.org.uk

Havercroft and Ryhill Sports and Youth Centre, Ryhill

The Hut, Airedale

  • The Hut is a modern and vibrant Community Leisure Centre located in Castleford West Yorkshire, offering a great range of facilities and activities for all ages.
  • The Centre provides a vital meeting point for the local community, whether you are looking for a regular exercise class, sports facility, ten pin bowling, meeting space or just a place to meet friends for coffee. Follow them on Facebook for updates;
  • https://www.facebook.com/TheHutAiredaleWMDC/

My Local Offer, Wakefield

  • Providing support and information for families with children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or a disability. Find out about activities and groups you can join in with here.
  • Click here for the newsletter




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