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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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Calder Homes Park – Hebden Bridge

Beautiful green space close to Hebden Bridge town centre and the canal. There’s an outdoor gym, children’s playground, a skate park, bowling greens, football pitch, tennis court, basketball court and a café. It’s lovely to walk on the adjacent canal towpath to watch the narrowboats sail by. Calder Homes Park, New Road, Hebden Bridge

Crow Wood Park – Sowerby Bridge

Nice park with good green spaces to run about in and a play area. There’s also a skate park, a bowling green, tennis court, basketball court and a large stone war memorial. Crow Wood Park, Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge.

Shroggs Park

Explore the woodland paths and pond and enjoy the playground, sports field and bowling green. There is also a Gothic drinking fountain. Parkrun takes place here every Saturday at 9am. Shroggs Park, Lee Mount Road, Halifax.

Oakwell Hall & Country Park – Birstall

The park is open but the visitor centre is closed. Toilets open at weekends between 10am and 3pm .Upper car parks and cafe only open on weekends.  Oakwell Hall dates back to 1583 and is now run as a living museum, furnished as the Batt family home in the 1690’s. There are restored gardens, a…

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Northcliffe Park – Shipley

Made up of Northcliffe Woods and Norman Raw Playing Fields, Northcliffe Park has something for everybody. There is a fenced-in play area, a bowling green, tennis courts (if the bowls hut is shut and the courts are not in use by the tennis club, anyone can play for free), a sports pitch and flower gardens….

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St Ives Estate- Bingley

The St Ives Estate is a fabulous free day out, a short drive from Calderdale and a huge favourite with my mini Mumblers. Made up of a gorgeous country park with woodlands, open moor, a wildflower meadow and paths throughout, it’s easy to spend the day here, parking is free and there are plenty of…

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Roberts Park – Saltaire.

Recently restored with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Roberts Park boasts a great new play area and skate park, as well as a bandstand where concerts are staged throughout the summer months. There is also a café with seating inside and out, with facilities for parents of young children and people with disabilities. Roberts…

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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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Savile Park

A large park just outside of Halifax town centre, Savile Park boasts lovely views, good paths and the walking is fairly flat. Often used for family events, such as the circus and the Halifax Agricultural Show. Savile Park, Skircoat Moor Lane, Halifax.

Harold Park

This Green Flag park is a hub of the local community, with plenty to do and a variety of events through the year. There’s a fenced in children’s play area, two beautiful lakes to walk around, a bowling green, sports pitch and free exercise circuit (trim trail) for children and adults Harold Park, Park Road,…

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Wellholme Park, Brighouse

Close to the centre of Brighouse, Wellholme Park boasts beautiful floral displays, a children’s play area with a double web net that stands at over 6m high, a skate park, outdoor gym and a café. You can also play crazy golf, hire one of the four tennis courts, or play on one of the bowling…

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Centre Vale Park – Todmorden

Whether it’s walking through the 33 hectares of mature oak and beech woodland, picnicking on the grass or playing in the fabulous children’s play area, there’s plenty in Centre Vale Park to help you enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll find all-weather 5-a-side football pitches, bowling greens, a skate park, a cycle way, an outdoor gym,…

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People’s Park

Located in the heart of a conservation area, People’s Park has been revitalised and restored with new facilities. There’s a children’s play area, visitor’s centre, bandstand, water features, pavilion and public toilets, and disabled access is provided through the college entrance. Events are put on through the year, including brass bands and gardening workshops. It’s…

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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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Shibden Park & Hall

Playground open but hall closed until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) As well as being one of West Yorkshire’s most important heritage sites, the Shibden Estate is full of fun to keep all the family entertained. The beautifully restored grounds, commissioned by Anne Lister, are wonderful to walk through and there is the tranquil…

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Roundhay Park, Leeds

Roundhay Park is one of the most popular parks in Leeds, due to its size, grandeur and array of things to see and do. As well as over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes (great for duck feeding and puddle jumping in the mud on the lakeside path), woodlands and formal gardens, there are also several cafes, two…

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