October Events


Monday 1st October until Wednesday 31st October 2018

CLIC Sargents Childrens Cancer Charity – Start Up of Rothwell Branch

CLIC Sargent, the Childrens Cancer Charity are forming a branch in Rothwell and they want volunteers to work with them to help raise funds, arrange events, and spread the word of the fantastic work the charity does locally.

If you would like to volunteer some time, however small just contact Jenny Dixon on 07795 296374 for more information.

What a great cause!


Saturday 13th October 2018

QEGS Antiques Fair

This Saturday between 9am and 4pm pop along to QEGS in Wakefield for their Antiques Fair.  This fair is a superb opportunity to potter amongst over 50 stalls from antiques through to vintage and collectables spread across 2 halls.

Admission prices are just £2.50 for adults and under 18’s go for free.  If that isn’t good enough, there is also free on-site parking.

So take a break from your shopping and join them for a bacon sandwich, a warming soup with a freshly made sandwich or a delicious slice of cake and cup of tea.  Food will be served all day.


Saturday 13th October 2018

Race Night, Featherstone Lions ARLFC, Wakefield Road, Featherstone, WF7 5DE

On Saturday 13th October local lass Lisa Brown will be raising funds for the National Autistic Society by hosting a race night at Featherstone Lions!

Tickets are £5 each and that includes entrance, buffet and a raffle ticket and there are some great prizes.  If that wasn’t enough, there is a chance for you to sponsor one of the races for £30, be a horse owner for £5 and a jockey for £3.  1st race is at 7pm so don’t be late!

For more info please contact Lisa on elm241210@gmail.com


Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Private Peaceful – Theatre Royal Wakefield

Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.

Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal and start at £12


Saturday 27th October 2018

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning – Theatre Royal Wakefield

A brilliant opportunity to see some of the most talented young people in West Yorkshire as the new Sunday Academy hits the stage for their very first showcase.

‘Let’s start at the very beginning is a great place to start’

Witness rising dawns, the birth of new ideas and fresh possibilities. Inspired by popular musicals, the spirit of revolution and change will be in the air with an exciting collection of songs, dance and drama.

Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal and start at £13


Saturday 27th October 2018

Wargaming – The Battle of Wakefield at Pontefract Castle

Wargaming is recreating different types of warfare.  This can be historical battles or intergalactic clashes.  Why not come along to find out if the Battle of Wakefield could have had a different outcome?

Entry is free and the gaming is between 11am and 2pm!


Tuesday 30th October 2018

Celebrating 10 years of supporting Breastfeeding Mums in Wakefield!

On 30th October, Families and Babies Breastfeeding Promotion and Peer Support (FAB) will be celebrating their 10th year of offering breastfeeding support across the Wakefield District and they want you and your family to come and join in the fun!

There will be activities, cakes and refreshments and some great giveaways! 

Come along to the Ridings Shopping Centre on the ground floor near Morrisons between 11am and 2pm and celebrate 10 years of supporting our Wakefield Mums and Babies.


Wednesday 31st October

Ghost Walks at Pontefract Castle

Join the Pontefract Heritage Group for an evening of eerie and spooky entertainment as you explore the ruins of Pontefract Castle and learn about the ghosts of the past in an entertaining ghost walk.

This Ghost Walk, taking place from 7pm, is a Family themed Ghost Walk. A later walk scheduled at 8:30pm is for those looking for a Regular style Ghost Walk.

Tickets must be booked for this event and they start at just £4 and are available from Pontefract Castle Website