Things to Do in West Yorkshire
Last of the Summer Wine Country
Bagden Hall Hotel is a luxurious country house, nestled between the bustling towns of Huddersfield and Wakefield. Located in 40 acres of stunning parkland overlooking West Yorkshire, it’s the perfect place to escape and relax.
During your stay at Bagden Hall there is plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of Yorkshire. Why not take in a spot of culture at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park? Learn about Yorkshire’s past with a visit to the National Coal Mining Museum. Head west and you will come across Holmfirth, the filming location for Last of the Summer Wine.
If you are looking for ideas to entertain the kids for the day, then we have two great attractions on our door step. As seen on Channel 5 there is Cannon Hall Farm and also Whistlestop Valley Family Railway.
There’s always the option to travel further afield to the Peak District which is full of wonderful countryside walks and breath-taking views. If you fancy a day trip, York is less than an hour away by car and so is Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield.
Cannon Hall Farm
Multi award winning Cannon Hall Farm is a large, family run farm attraction. Sitting in the rolling Pennine foothills, it is home to hundreds of animals, waiting to welcome you to a world of animal magic.
The farm features one of the biggest and best adventure playgrounds in the north of England. The farm shop is famous for home produced beef, pork and lamb. Our on site bakery produces award winning pies and delicious artisan bread each morning. The White Bull restaurant serves delicious home cooked food. Our Hungry Llama indoor play and restaurant adds a great indoor option with some dramatic slides and innovative play features to a day that’s already packed with fun.
The farm was winner of the Taste of Yorkshire Award at the 2017 White Rose Awards and Best Tourism Attraction at The 2018 White Rose Awards. Our Farm Shop was awarded the Best Farm Shop at the National Butchery Awards 2018 and Best Retailer overall at The Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2019. In 2020 we received A Points of Light Award from the prime minister, an O2 award and a Telegraph Lockdown Lift Award for our daily Facebook Live broadcasts during lockdown.
Having now been open for over 30 years, Cannon Hall Farm is widely recognised as one of the biggest and best farm attractions in the UK.
Whistlestop Valley Family Railway
Kirklees Light Railway
1.5 miles, travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger, Jay or Katie, our six friendly little engines here at the Kirklees Light Railway the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains. Climb aboard our little trains for a scenic journey along our 15” narrow-gauge rail through the beautiful South Pennine foothills to our Shelley terminus where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
4 miles, the Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2014, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneer in the exhibiting of sculpture positioning it in a natural environment to inspire and surprise. “Probably the finest exhibition site for sculpture in the world.” Bill Packer, Financial Time. Their open-air collection is within 500 acres of beautiful, historic parkland, where you will find over 80 sculptures and installations by major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy. Inside, five spacious galleries present an exciting programme of changing exhibitions.
National Coal Mining Museum for England
8 miles, The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain’s oldest working mines. Situated in a rural setting, it offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages.
Last of the Summer Wine – Holmfirth
6 miles, we’re perfectly placed for exploring Last of The Summer Wine Country, The Dales, made famous by the long running TV series Last of The Summer Wine, boast some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Each dale has its own characteristic, with the colour of the gentle hillside broken up by dry stone wall, hay meadows and grazing livestock. Come and discover it for yourself.
City of York
41 miles, York is the jewel of the North – a flourishing city packed full of museums and attractions including the famous Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles, and the Minster which towers over the rooftops. Just outside the city bar walls you will also find the National Railway Museum where you can discover 300 years of history and 1,000,000 objects that changed the world in the UK’s largest railway museum. It’s a must for any visit to this part of Yorkshire.
Please ask at Reception if you would like any more details during your stay so you make the best of the area.