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The Piece Hall

Currently closed Going back to 1779, The Piece Hall is a gorgeous structure with a rich history. Recently renovated and reopened, it’s a fabulous place to visit with the family. There are gorgeous shops, cafes and bars, with water features for the kids to paddle in. It’s within close proximity to Square Chapel and the…

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Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

Beautiful park with a paddling pool, just half a mile away from Huddersfield town centre. There are two lovely children’s play areas with picnic tables, a skate park, tennis court, two cafés, a lake and a fabulous paddling pool to cool off in during the summer months. A miniature steam train chugs along a track…

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City Park, Bradford

Fantastic mirror pool with loads of fountains that just beg your feet to paddle! It’s right in the heart of the city, just outside the town hall, and makes a pleasant place to relax after visiting the National Science and Media Museum. City Park, Bradford, BD1 1HY

Gaddings Beach – Todmorden

A fabulously well-kept secret, Gaddings is a lovely little beach next to Gaddings Dam in Lumbutts village, above Todmorden. 80 feet above sea level and 60 miles inland, it’s the highest beach in England and rewards those who face the steep hike to get there (there is no road access or official parking nearby) with…

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Golden Acre Park – Bramhope

Enjoy a lovely walk around the lake while feeding the ducks, then wind down in the newly refurbished café. If you would prefer to picnic, there is plenty of space , and an ice cream van to top it off! For a different view, follow the path to the right before the tunnel entrance for…

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Jerusalem Farm & Wade Wood

With 13 hectares of nature reserve, the beautiful Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood are perfect spots for picnics and paddling!  The kids will have great fun splashing about in the stream and there is plenty of space to play ball or Frisbee. There are picnic tables, spots in the shade and you can have a…

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Manor Heath Park & Jungle Experience

Playground open but Jungle Experience currently closed Come rain or shine, you’ll find something to do at Manor Heath. This Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award-winning park is open all year round and has a fabulous play area, outdoor gym, sunken garden, walled gardens and a café. There is also a fun water play area (April…

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Newby Hall & Gardens

Reopening on April 1, 2021 Newby Hall is an 18th century country house situated on the banks of the River Ure at Skelton-on-Ure, near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire. A Grade I listed building, it is open March- September. You can take a picnic and we’d recommend swim suits (for the water fountain bit!). There is…

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Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags is a beautiful wooded valley to explore, with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart. It’s run by the National Trust and there are often fun events for the kids during school holidays. There are several marked trails (you can pick up a map in the car parks or have a look online here,…

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