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Large multi-cultural town with a rich history and great leisure opportunities

Are you looking for things to do in Bradford? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   National Media Museum Museum and Lister's Mill


Did you know...

  • Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire who originally hails from Bradford, said the city had played a crucial role in the story of cinema and deserved to be recognised.
  • Supermarket chain Morrisons has its head office in the Hilmore House in Bradford. It began life as a market stall in 1899 selling eggs and butter!
  • Bradford features in the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life with footage filmed in Lister Park.



 

  Attractions

LaserZone Bradford

LaserZone is the ultimate laser tag game.
114 Thornton Road
Bradford
BD1 2DX

Recommended by Liz, Bradford
“Its REALLY Fun!”

 

Fulneck Moravian Settlement FREE

Fulneck Moravian Settlement is a village in Pudsey in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England.
Pudsey
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS28 8NT

Recommended by Terry Beach, Pudsey
“lovely place to walk thru moravian buildings incredible views unusual museum and art gallery. Well renowned restaurant Zacharys. July summer music fest at The Bankhouse pub with good food and lovely views from gardem”

 

The Barn Emsley's Farm Shop And Visitor Centre

Family fun, indoor and outdoors.
Warm Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS19 7DW

Recommended by Rachel Wilson, Pudsey
“It's family orientated, great for babies up to around 6year olds, so no rough older kids taking over. Fantastic variety of toys, giant sand pit, bouncy castle, enclosed trampoline, ride on cars, mini slide, home corner area etc...fantastic food!!! Great value.”

 

Shipley Glen Tramway

Enjoy a scenic journey on the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain.
Prod Lane, Baildon
Shipley
BD17 5BN

01274589010

Recommended by Ruth Vasey, Lancaster

 

St Leonard's Farm

Farm animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, cafe, gift shop and more.
Station Road
Esholt
BD17 7RB

01274598795

 
 

  Museums

National Media Museum

The home of film. Includes Imax cinema, exhibitions, live events and much more.
Pictureville
Bradford
BD1 1NQ

08448563797

Recommended by Richard Brown, leeds

 

Otley Museum

A comprehensive collection of documents and photographs tells the story of this Wharfedale community.
Wellcroft House
Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21 1TZ

 

Bradford Museums And Galleries FREE

Comprehensive guide.
Bradford
BD2 3HP

 
 

  Parks

Otley Chevin Forest Park FREE

Chevin Forest Park Local Nature Reserve is located in the Wharfe Valley and overlooks the market town of Otley.
Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21 3NU

Recommended by Keith, Chippenham
“Great walks and fantastic views”

 

Pudsey Park FREE

At Pudsey Park you can find a range of free attractions whatever the weather.
Church Lane
Pudsey
Leeds
LS28 7TY

Recommended by Terry Beach, Pudsey
“Mini zoo with exotic animals and aquarium”

 

Rodley Nature Reserve FREE

Located on a floodplain in Kirkstall Valley, this reserve brings wetland wildlife back into the Leeds area.
near Rodley Town Street
Leeds
LS13 1HP

 

Calverley Victoria Park FREE

Calverley Victoria Park is 7.5 miles west of Leeds city centre and is approximately 3.8 hectares in area.
Carr Road
Calverley
Pudsey
LS28 5RQ

 
 

  Galleries

Impressions Gallery

Contemporary photography.
7 Aldermanbury
Bradford
BD1 1SD

08450515882

 

Salts Mill FREE

Historic venue housing a popular art gallery, bars and restaurants. Home to a range of works by renowned artist David Hockney.
Victoria Road
Saltaire
BD18 3LA

01274531163

 
 

  Bowling

Hollywood Bowl

Ten Pin Bowling.
Leisure Exchange
Vicar Lane
BD1 5LD

01274734222

 
 

  Cinema

Cineworld Bradford

Multi-screen cinema.
Bradford Leisure Exchange
Vicar Street
BD1 5LD

03303334444

 

Odeon Bradford

Multi-screen cinema.
Gallagher Leisure Park
Bradford
BD3 7AT

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

The Alhambra Theatre

1400 capacity premier arts venue.
Morley Street
Bradford
BD7 1AJ

 
 

  Live Music

St George's Hall

1500 capacity live music venue set in stunning grade II listed building.
Hall Ings
Bradford
BD1 1JT

 
 

  Comedy

The Studio

Intimate venue hosting the best in new and upcoming comedy.
Morley Street
Bradford
BD7 1AJ

 
 

  Golf

Woodhall Hills Golf Club

Golf Club.
Woodhall Road
Calverley
Pudsey
West Yorkshire
LS28 5UN

 

Baildon Golf Club

Golf Club.
Moorgate
Baildon
Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD17 5PP

 

Headley Golf Club

Headley Golf Club, founded in 1907, stands on the opposite side of the valley to Thornton village.
Headley Lane
Thornton
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD13 3AJ

 

Northcliffe Golf Club

Golf Club.
High Bank Lane
Shipley
West Yorkshire
BD18 4LJ

 

Otley Golf Club

Golf Club.
West Busk Lane
Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21 3NG

 

West Bradford Golf Club

Golf Club.
Chellow Grange
Haworth Road
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD9 6NP

 

Cleckheaton & District Golf Club

Golf Club.
Bradford Road
Cleckheaton
West Yorkshire
BD19 6BU

 

East Bierley Golf Club

Golf Club.
South View Road
Bierley
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD4 6PP

 
 

  Leisure centres

Gym4all

Great value health and fitness centre.
Leisure Exchange
Vicar Lane
BD1 5LD

0127306822

 

Fitness First

Friendly health and fitness club.
3 Westgate
Bradford
BD1 2QL

01274721400

 

Richard Dunn Sports Centre

Leisure centre and swimming pool.
Rooley Avenue
Bradford
BD6 1EZ

 

Shipley Pool

Indoor swimming pool, sauna, cafe and more.
Alexandra Road
Shipley
BD18 3ER

01274437162

 

Virgin Active Bradford

Health and fitness club.
Gallagher Leisure Park
Dick Lane
BD3 7AT

01274668222

 
 

  Water sports

Leeds Sailing And Activity Centre

Activities include kayaking, canoeing, climbing and many, many more.
Cemetery Road
Yeadon
LS19 7UR

01132503616

 
 

  Karting

Bradford Go

Karting - Outdoor karting circuit.
Springmill Street
Bradford
BD5 7EE

01274309455

 
 

  Sport

Bradford Ice Rink

Ice skating is a fun activity for all ages and abilities. Learning to skate can help improve coordination and balance.
19 Little Horton
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD5 0AD

 

Bradford Ice Arena

Ice skating rink.
19 Little Horton Lane
Bradford
BD5 0AD

01274733535

 
 

  Climbing

The Climbing Depot

Indoor climbing and bouldering centre.
173 Richardshaw Lane
Stanningley
Pudsey, Leeds
LS28 6AA

01133459295

Recommended by Bruce Parker, Leeds

 

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