It has been another beautiful week in god’s own country and it’s only set to get warmer with forecasters predicting a glorious summer ahead for the whole of the UK - the hottest in fact since 2013. With the warm weather being an idyllic time to make the most of fun attractions, what better to look forward to than a long hot summer of family days out and enjoyable things to do around Bradford.
From an alfresco prosecco or ale in the Sunbridgewells beer garden to a leisurely stroll around Saltaire Village, here are 5 great reasons to visit Bradford this summer time.
Get out and about around Saltaire Village this summer and you’ll soon discover why tourists flock in their droves to visit Bradford. A picturesque hamlet of world-class art and industrial heritage, in Saltaire Village you can also appreciate a stroll along the Leeds Liverpool Canal and the glorious countryside walk, the Dales High Way.
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway
At Sunbridgewells, we love anything historical and the Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is no exception. Dating back to 1895, it is the oldest working funicular tramway in Great Britain and was originally built to transport inhabitants to the local beauty spot. Be sure to catch this pleasant woodland attraction on a beautiful sunny day, you won’t regret it.
Cartwright Hall and Lister Park
Set in the grounds of the outstanding and award-winning Lister Park is the majestic Cartwright Hall. With an adventure playground and picturesque boating lake, there is something for everyone when you visit this civic art gallery. If you’re also planning a trip to Sunbridgewells, you can view our impressive 3D model of Cartwright Hall made solely from matchsticks.
Bradford City Park
Back into the city centre we go now with a quick visit to Bradford City Park. Open all hours and with free entry, the park also showcases the largest urban water feature in the UK. Enjoy free wifi, 100 fountains, laser lights and a magnificent maestro-like water display when you visit Bradford City Park this summer.
The coolest place to be when you visit Bradford
Now there’s no denying that Sunbridgewells is THE most incredibly hip place to be when you visit Bradford. A subterranean paradise of great ales, gin and even better atmosphere, Sunbridgewells also has a tale or two to tell over a rhubarb G&T. Did you know, however, that our historic Victorian tunnels are also the coolest place in Bradford temperature wise? Being below ground level, it means that the complex stays at a cool 55 degrees all year round, come blizzard, downpour or heatwave. So, whether you favour the comfortable shade of the tunnels themselves or basking in copious amounts of sunshine in our Rose and Crown beer garden, Sunbridgewells is the coolest place to be when you visit Bradford this summer.
Written and published by Hannah King