Sparkling Bradford | Things to Do This November

November is a month for enjoying the fresh autumn air and exploring the great outdoors. So wrap up warm and get back to nature, download free walks in beautiful Bradford & district.

Have you ever visited somewhere and wished there was more to do with the family? Or maybe you like exploring on your own and you are always on the lookout for ways to find out more about the place you are visiting. Love Exploring App puts the power of discovery in your hands by providing a range of discovery games and guided tours that are fun to do and free to use.

Autumn is a wonderful season for cycling, for going out and enjoying the unique scenery that nature and its colours create. For family friendly routes there is the Airedale Greenway connecting the towns along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Or why not explore the Great Northern Railway Trail which takes in a number of attractions throughout Bradford district.

Guidance for social distancing – Remember to make space and follow the rules on social distancing – wherever you are. 🚶‍♀️ ↔️ 🚶‍♀️

Online Experiences

We have pulled together some of the most positive, creative, helpful, interesting and entertaining activities to keep you going over the coming weeks. Take a look > >

NEW!!! Bringing you entertainment and a wealth of knowledge for your next journey, take a listen to these inspirational travel audio chats ‘Explore with Visit Bradford’.

‘Explore with Visit Bradford’ Podcast – Recorded Early March 2020

Get your art, culture, history and architecture fix, without leaving the comfort of your armchair. Here’s our guide to the best Bradford Museums exhibitions online.

30 free activities for Baby Week (9 – 13 November) As part of the week of activities Bradford Library Service is offering free online yoga ‘stretch with stories’ sessions for parents and their pre-walkers starting on 10 November, 10am – 10.30am. To find out what others activities are taking part during Bradford Baby Week, and to download the full programme of activities visit:

This autumn Bradford Cathedral welcomes a variety of instrumentalists and organists for a series of exciting concerts at Bradford Cathedral, featuring the talented soprano Martha Hayward on 10 November. The recitals can also be watched via Bradford Cathedral livestream.

50 things activities to try at home from NT East Riddlesden Hall – Your garden can be a great place to look for wildlife or create some wild art, and you can always bring the fun indoors and build a living room den or watch for birds flying past your window.

Watch the best live streams online with The Live Room, Saltaire. The show must go on, musicians from all over the world are moving their live performances online, for the whole world to see. Discover them here at TLR Online.

New ‘Filmed in Yorkshire‘ website invites you to visit iconic filming locations in Bradford & district. Recent productions featured on the new website alongside their filming locations include; Gentleman Jack, The English Game, Peaky Blinders, and All Creatures Great and Small.

Check out the varied and inspiring Ilkley Literature Festival (ILF) digital events on demand!

Chatter and discover with the National Science + Media Museum —everyone’s welcome to explore the latest ideas in science and technology at Café Scientifique. The next event will take place on Thursday 19 November from 18.30. This discussion will be hosted on Zoom. Book your free place. Details of the speaker and topic will be announced closer to the event date.

The Campaign For Wool is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the launch of a series of artwork pieces, in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, created by artist Christopher Corr. View the Virtual 360 tour captured in the stunning space at Salts Mill

We will remember them – plans for Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day. Bradford Cathedral will be marking Remembrance 2020 streamed live on YouTube. People are encouraged to use the hashtag #BradfordRemembers on social media with any poppy pictures or other ways they are marking the day with their own acts of remembrance at home or at school on Twitter or Instagram.

Retail Scene

Meet and support Bradford’s independent traders at the Facebook Bradford Online Street Market, every Thursday 9am-5pm.

Saltaire Inspired ‘Winter Virtual Makers Fair’ is OPEN on ShopAppy! Some beautiful work from a selection of the UK’s finest designer-makers. Running until 31 December, you have plenty of time to browse and buy from the comfort of your own home! To start shopping now, go straight to and look for the artists and makers with the red border and logo. Or to find out more browse the artist gallery, visit

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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