The Colours of Spring/Summer – Visit Bradford


ASPEN GOLD  Brighten up your day, find the perfect sandstone architecture in Little Germany.  The name comes from the German textile merchants who developed this district in the late 1850s. Many of the buildings were originally mills and wool warehouses.  Take time to explore the streets, the impressive buildings are full of intricate details. 

TERRARIUM MOSS Bradford & district is blossoming with green spaces, spend a lazy afternoon at Cliffe Castle Museum & Gardens, it stands in attractive hillside with aviaries and a children’s play area.  Discover the Cacti and Succulent Collection, with species that are 50 years old, in the Glasshouse.

See the seasons change through David Hockney’s eyes with his iPad series ‘The Arrival of Spring’ in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, 2011 at Salts Mill on the 3rd floor.

FIESTA  Spring is here and summer sunshine beckons.  Find Spring Summer events for you to love, share and enjoy in Bradford & district!


April: World Heritage Day  A fun family Sundowner evening celebrating  UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire, showcasing live music, Shakespeare Comedy Mashes performance and lantern parade organised by Cecil Green Arts.

May: Haworth 1940s a nostalgic two day event, come along and soak up the brilliant atmosphere, enter into the spirit of the era by dressing up. 

June: Dragon Boat Festival  See teams from across the region converge once again on Roberts Park to “Race the Dragon” along the River Aire.

July: Bradford Festival  Brings a vibrant, colourful and multicultural programme of the very best international, British and local theatre, art, music and dance right into the heart of Bradford. 

August: Bradford Family Film Festival will celebrate ten years of Bradford UNESCO City of Film with screenings, events and activities designed for all generations to enjoy together throughout August.

TURMERIC  Try a Madras curry the perfect way to eat turmeric, adding a vibrant yellow colour to your dish.  Spend 24 Hours in Bradford and tantalise your taste buds following the Bradford Curry Trail.  If you’re looking for a traditional curry or something a little different, the Bradford Curry Guide will show you where to find some fantastic places to sample a bit of spice in Bradford & District.

ECLIPSE  Illuminate the night sky and celebrate World Heritage Day at UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire.  Enjoy the Roberts Park Sundowner event with live music, Shakespeare Comedy Mashes performance and lantern parade organised by Cecil Green Arts.

JESTER RED  If it’s a comedy you’re after, then Bradford Theatres is the best place to look! With hilarious hi-jinks and laugh-out-loud moments.  

Tom Stade: Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back with a new show.  Welcome back to I Swear To… as an hour just wasn’t long enough….

Danny Baker brings his Good Time Charlie’s Back tour to St George’s Hall.

Jerry Sadowitz is back! Yes, the man with no visible demograph returns to make you laugh while simultaneously parting you of hard earned cash!

Little Wander in association with PBJ Management present James Acaster COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

SWEET LILAC  Sweet-smelling blossoms in spring, enjoy a riot of colour at the Grove Ilkley the cherry blossom blooms!  

Brighten up! For the perfect spring and summer events