Weekends, what are they good for? They are great for busy people and students that want to unwind and relax with their families and friends. But what do you do when you are out of things to do? We know that Bradford has a lot to offer to students, tourists and even locals! That is why, Leap Taxis has decided to put together a list with the essential attractions in Bradford.
1. The Alhambra Theater
It is viewed as the North’s leading touring venue and hosts the best in big scale theater from ballet and opera to comedy, musicals, drama and Yorkshire’s biggest panto. The place seats 1,400 people and is a common choice for key touring establishments including Northern Ballet Theater, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and David Ian Productions (Chicago, Grease, The Sound of Music).
2. The National Science and Media Museum
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It is a wonderful free museum in Bradford, keen on the science and culture of light and sound technologies. Full with fun educational displays, including the state-of-the-art Wonderlab gallery, three cinema screens including the IMAX 3D cinema (charges apply), the museum also hosts events for children and festivals covering animation, retro TV, film and more. The National Science and Media Museum is a fun day out in Bradford for the whole family.
3. Bradford Industrial Museum
Bradford Industrial Museum, established 1974 in Moorside Mills, Bradford, United Kingdom, focuses on relics of local industry, particularly reproduction and textile equipment, kept in working condition for regular demonstrations to the public. There is a Horse Emporium in the old canteen block, a shop in the mill, and entry is free of charge.
4. Lister Parks
It is located about a mile outside the city centre. It is one of the city’s main parks and was given to the City of Bradford by Samuel Cunliffe Lister, who built Lister’s Mill. The park has been effectively reconditioned in recent years. The lake has been re-opened for boats and a Mughal Water Garden constructed. There are also tennis and basketball courts, bowling greens and a children’s playground.
5. Tong Garden Centre
It is set in 17 acres of lovely Yorkshire countryside, and within easy reach of Leeds and Bradford with wide car and coach parking. Open 7 days a week with an outstanding selection of plants plus stunning gifts and home decorations, gorgeous outdoor furniture and all you need to keep your garden looking great each and every season, Tong is set to inspire you.
6. Salts Mill
Salts Mill is a past textile mill, now an art gallery, shopping centre, and restaurant complex in Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It was constructed by Sir Titus Salt in 1853, and the present-day 1853 Gallery takes its name from the date of the structure which houses it. The mill has numerous paintings by the local artist David Hockney on display.
7. Sunbridge Wells
The tunnels where the leisure and shopping facility is now were a mine in the thirteenth century. The location was also used as prison and during the Second World War was used as an air raid shelter. In the 1960s it was used as a location for dancing.
8. Saltaire Village
Saltaire is a Victorian typical village situated in Shipley, part of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, in West Yorkshire, England. The Victorian era Salt’s Mill and linked residential district located by the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal is an elected UNESCO World Heritage Site and an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
9. Cartwright Hall
Cartwright Hall is the public art gallery in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, situated about a mile from the city centre in the Manningham district. It was constructed on the previous site of Manningham Hall using a gift of £40,000 given by Samuel Lister and it is named after Edmund Cartwright. The gallery which opened in 1904 originally had a exhibition of artworks loaned from other galleries and private collections until it was able to purchase a permanent collection of Victorian and Edwardian works using money raised by the 1904 Bradford Exhibition.
10. Bolling Hall
Bolling Hall is one of the oldest buildings in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It is presently used as a museum and education centre. The building is around a mile from the heart of Bradford. Its surroundings are suburban in atmosphere.
Have you been to these locations before? We would be delighted to take you there! Book one of our taxis, check them out, take a picture and tag us in it (we are @leaptaxibfd on Instagram, @leaptaxisbradford on Facebook and @Leap_Taxis on Twitter). We hope that you will give these a try and we are looking forward to hearing all about your experience!