If you’re looking for things to do in Huddersfield this summer, you’ll find plenty of options, both indoor and outdoor. So whether the weather is sunny or rainy, the whole family can be kept entertained. Here are a few of our favourite activities in Huddersfield.
Go to the theatre
Let’s face it, the weather in the UK is not always as fine as we’d like. So if the forecast is looking gloomy and you want something fun to do, why not visit the theatre? The Lawrence Batley Theatre is hosting some of nature’s most roarsome beasts this July, courtesy of Dinosaur World Live. In this show, which is suitable for kids aged three and up, stunning puppets are used to bring the prehistoric world to life. Don’t miss the adventure – book now to see the show.
Play in the park
Parks are always a great place to go with your family, and Beaumont Park is one of the best outdoor places to visit in Huddersfield. Much more than simply an expanse of green space, this park has a range of features to discover. Explore the old railway line, take a stroll along the Woodland Trail, or see the beautiful waterfall. There’s also a lovely new play area which has equipment for all kids, including those with disabilities.
Delve into history
If you’re visiting Huddersfield for the day, don’t miss the Tolson Museum, which offers a glimpse into the town’s past, from prehistoric times to the present day. Discover Roman artefacts, textiles, and curious vehicles, or learn about the town’s part in the Suffragette movement. A reconstruction of a Victorian schoolroom gives kids the opportunity to see how different learning was over a century ago. There are often special exhibitions and events too, including music performances in the grounds.
The Colne Valley Museum is another gem, where the story of the ordinary people of the old West Riding of Yorkshire is told. See what 19th century homes looked like and how looms and machinery were set out so that families could make a living. Demonstrations of wool spinning and clog making take place, and workshops run throughout the year to give visitors a hands-on experience.
Climb Castle Hill
Castle Hill is Huddersfield’s most recognisable landmark, and is thought to have been settled 4,000 years ago. Around 2,000 years ago, an Iron Age hill fort was created, and in the Middle Ages the castle was built, though it no longer stands. At the summit is a tower that was built in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, and visitors can take on the challenge of climbing the hill, or opt to drive. In breezy weather it’s the ideal place to fly a kite.
Explore the town
While there are lots of attractions to enjoy in Huddersfield, the town itself is worth a visit. A prominent mill town during the Industrial Revolution, its streets are lined with a mix of 19th century buildings and contemporary shopping malls. Stroll through the lanes, sip coffee among the fountains in St George’s Square, and browse the street market stalls.