Ways to celebrate Yorkshire Day | Visit Bradford

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Top things to do in Bradford & District this Yorkshire Day!

A trip to the pub – Let’s make a toast to Yorkshire Day, enjoy a pint of local brew and sample some Yorkshire puddings.  Follow our ale trail, highlighting the fantastic selection of real ale pubs.  These include cafe bars, traditional pubs, rural gems and many more. Explore and sample a wide selection of locally brewed ales, we are proud to be home to a number of breweries, there is everything from award winning Timothy Taylors to smaller independent micro breweries.

Explore our textile heritage – The textile industry has left its mark across West Yorkshire, from weavers’ cottages to mills, explore our textile heritage.  Visit Bradford Industrial Museum, you can enjoy the splendour of Moorside House where the Mill Manager lived, or visit the Mill-workers’ terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods.  Discover UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire, the charming village of Saltaire was founded in 1853 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry.  The name of the village combines the founder’s surname and the name of the pretty river that runs through the village.

Take a whippet for a walk – Renowned for our rolling hills and rugged moorland, Bradford district is a paradise for walkers.  So grab your walking boots and head to Ilkley Moor where you’ll find breathtaking views, then sing out loud the well known ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at.’

Special events – A fantastic way to celebrate Yorkshire Day, take a ‘Sneaky Peeks’ self guided tour of City Hall, Bradford.  Flying the flag for Yorkshire Day. Listen out for the chimes of City Hall bell tower playing ‘Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at’ the unofficial Yorkshire anthem.

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at Bolling Hall Museum, there will be a fun fair, face painting and activities for all the family to enjoy.  Bolling Hall offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives and times of the Bradford families who made it their home for over five hundred years. Spend some time exploring Bradford’s heritage and enjoy the fun activities on offer.

A Yorkshireman’s Travels – Join Bradford Industrial Musuem’s eccentric intrepid traveller, Enoch Pendergast, on his World Adventure. Explore the Victorian and Edwardian fascination with exploration and travel through images of faraway places and exotic objects.

In Ilkley – Yorkshire Day Declaration & Opening Ceremony of the Ilkley Summer Festival commencing at 11:30am with the Town Crier, plus music and entertainment.

Eeh by gum, family fun in Keighley! at the Church Green.  Celebrating all that is great about Yorkshire with entertainment including face painting, inflatables, a penalty shoot-out, a bungee trampoline, hook-a-duck and refreshments.

It’s Yorkshire Day, and NT East Riddlesden Hall will be celebrating with something very special this year.  Local, award winning baker Mike will share the secrets of perfect bread-making. You can get hands on and make your own tasty dough to bake at home.

Time for tea – Having a cup of tea is an essential part of the day for most Yorkshire folk.  Why not indulge in a scrumptious afternoon tea and celebrate Yorkshire Day in style.

Top spots for afternoon tea in Bradford & district.

The Great Victoria Hotel, Bradford
Foyer Bar, The Midland Hotel, Bradford
Patisserie Valerie, Bradford

Tiffin Cafe, Bradford

Bettys Cafe, Ilkley
Ashmount Country House, Haworth
Alibi Bar, Bradford
Cake’ole, Keighley
Jeanette’s Cakery, Saltaire

So dig out your flat caps and have a jolly good time celebrating all that is great about Yorkshire!

Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day, find all the merchandise you need to celebrate at Bradford, Haworth & Ilkley Visitor Information Centres.  Yorkshire flags, mugs, magnets, keyrings, books and exciting gifts from local, independent makers, artists and designers of Yorkshire!

Don’t forget to upload pictures of your Yorkshire Day celebrations tagging @visitbradford #YorkshireDay.