SPRING LIST: Ways To Make The Most Of The Season

 “Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre.

Step into spring*

Walking is a great way to see all that nature has to offer in the spring.  You’re never far from a park in Bradford, from formal Victorian parks to wild moorlands.  We have 44 Parks including St Ives Country Park, covering an area of 615ha. Six of our parks have Green Flag Awards and ten are on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Find a place you can go for a long walk, somewhere you can play. #RespectProjectEnjoy

Guidance for social distancing* – Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating well, drinking enough water, and exercising regularly. Go out for a walk, but stay two metres apart from others.

Check out nature

Connect with wildlife at St. Ives Estate, Bingley. The St Ives Estate is a wonderful Country Park with woodlands, open moor, and a wildflower meadow, and paths in the Aire valley.  Observe the birds, flowers, and trees as they get more active. 

Read a book outside

It is delightful to read outside, literary landscapes are all around us– moorlands and parks. Reading outside or in other unusual locations can increase enjoyment. Books set in location offer great holiday reading. Pick up a copy of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and head to Top Withens. Set within this ruin is a plaque stating that this point was the inspiration for Wuthering Heights, alongside the scenery surrounding the area.

Relax and drink tea

We enjoy the little ritual of brewing tea, serving, and drinking. Jasmine Green Tea, is a truly refreshing drink, a floral bouquet in a cup! The perfect springtime tea that is very aromatic and slightly floral.

Where to find tea online

  • Sit back and enjoy a relaxing green tea with Sing Kee, North Parade Bradford.
  • Find a wide variety of organic loose leaf teas at Bettys Ilkley.

Listen to Classical Music That Celebrates Spring

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is a tone poem composed in 1912 by Bradfordian composer Frederick Delius.

Listen here: Conductor Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra examine Delius’s orchestral music.

Ride a bike

Blue skies and warm weather are the perfect combo for bicycle riding!  Discover routes and rides in and around Bradford. Staying active is really important at this time. Riding a bike is a great way to aid your physical and mental health. Provided you follow the advice on social distancing. 

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Remember when you are out and about to follow public health guidance. Please wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering when required, and maintain a safe distance from others.

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