West Yorkshire - Attractions & Days Out
Explore the Worth Valley on the restored heriatge railway, the 5 mile track famous from the film The Railway Children, runs from Keighley main train station to Damems, Ingrow, Oakworth, Haworth and Oxenhope. Buy a day rover and explore.
Leeds Art Gallery is a lively gallery in the heart of Leeds on The Headrow in Leeds' Cultural Quarter. Offering displays of Leeds' stunning collections as well as a dynamic programme of changing exhibitions, the Gallery is an innovative and exciting place to visit for people of all ages and tastes.
Lotherton Hall is an Edwardian Hall with period furniture situated on the putskirts of Leeds. The Estate has a variety of gardens including a walk though bird aren with vultures, owls, parrots and macaws. In the wider grounds is a deer park, a woodland ans boundary walk.
The Cartwright Hall Gallery is Bradford's civic art gallery, it has four permanent exhibitions displaying work from the Bradford Museums collections. The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art.
Award winning purpose built gallery in Wakefield, with permenant exhibition s form Henry Moore and Barabara Hepworth, plus temporary exhibitions and an active talks and events programme.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an outdoor art gallery set in 500 acres near Wakefield. With a mix or permanent and temporary exhibits set in stunning countryside.
Huddersfield Art Gallery is home to work by internationally renowned artists including LS Lowry and Henry Moore, shown along with innovative temporary exhibitions.
Bradford 1 is located in the heart of Bradford at cetenary square, this free art gallery aims to introduce and engage visitors with contemporary artists.
Family adventures every school holiday, with a wealth of playgrounds suitable for a range of ages and abilities, roller skating or ice-skating*, skiing or scooting* go-karts, inflatables, a maze and the enchanted forest there's plenty to keep everyone going for a full day. *activities depend on season.
Harewood House is over 250 years old, and is still a home as well as one of Yorkshire's premier attractions. The extensive gardens including a bird garden, adventure playground and events programme make Harewood a great family day out in Yorkshire.
The Chevin Forest Park is a designated nature reserve and outdoor playground! With a variety of walking trails, mountain bike routes, two permanent orienteering courses and several geocache sites.
Hardcastle Crags is a wooded area with deep ravines, waterfalls and streams. The 400 acre area is run by the National Trust. The site has over 30 miles of footpaths to explore including several way marked trails, including the railway walk, wildlife walk and wood folk walk.
Perhaps the ultimate hands-on and interactive museum, the Eureka National Children's Museum in Halifax offers a great play day out for all the family.
Kirklees Light Railway travels over three miles on a 15" narrow gauge track through the South Pennine foothills. The engines; Hawk, Owl, Jay, Fox and Badger, travel from Clayon West near Huddersfield, to the terminus at Shelley.
Greenhead Park has been popular with the residents of Huddersfield over over 130 years, adn with good reason. The Park provides and excellent day out for families, place to relax or be active. The park has undergone a steady restoration process and offers a clean, green activity packed community area.
The National Coal Mining Museum offers a great day out for all ages come rain or shine. The Underground Tour travels 140m below into the coal mine using the original mine shaft and lift. The tour that follows is an exciting and unique view into the life of a miner at work.
Marsden Moor is a National Trust managed area which covers over 5000 of moorland in West Yorkshire. It is an area of unspoilt valleys crags and peaks and stunning heather covered moorland. With over 100 miles of footpath it is possible to design a walk to suit all lengths of leg and levels of fitness.
Middleton Woods are located just outside of Ilkley Town centre behind the lido. The Woods are a poular local walking area particularly in May when there are stunning bluebell displays.
The Bronte Parsonage was the former home of the Bronte family, including sisters Emily, Charlotte and Anne. It has been preserved and is maintained as The Bronte Parsonage Museum by the The Bronte Society.
East Riddlesden Hall was built in 1642 by a Halifax clothier, Jame Murgatroyd. The property sits on slight rise with the River Aire below. The property is currently owned by the National Trust who provide guides to help you interpret the buildings extensive history.
Nostell Priory was built from in 1733 on the site of a former priory. Although know as Nostell Priory the structure is actually a stately home in the palladian style. Visitors can explore the house, gardens and over 300 acres of parkland during their visit.
Shibden Hall is a six hundred year old medieval timber-framed manor house. This Grade II* Listed 15th century house is one of England’s oldest and was built in 1420. The hall is set in 37 hectares of beautifully restored gardens and estate which form Shibden Park. The gardens offer range of fun features and attractions for all ages.
Bankfield is steeped in history and has been a museum since 1887. Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.
Fun, Adventure and Entertainment all under one roof. Have ski lesson on real snow, dangle from the high wire course or have a movie and meal it's all at Xscape Yorkshire.