Family Activities Near Bradford - Summer Half Term 2018 - 25/05/18

Schools are out in Bradford and there is what looks to be a sunny bank holiday to kick off the holidays. Of course, with half term comes a lot of time to fill, trying to keep the kids entertained. If you are looking for some ideas for what to do over the next week, here are some excellent and fun family activities near Bradford for summer half term 2018.


Moscow State Circus

Until Monday 28th May at Savile Park, Halifax

The latest show from the spectacular Moscow State Circus hits Halifax over the bank holiday weekend. Gostinitsa: The Hotel of Curiosities is bound to captivate both young and old under the big top in Savile Park.

There are two shows a day, at 5pm and 7:45pm on Thursday and Friday. Over the weekend, you can see the performances at 3pm and 6pm on Saturday, and at 2pm and 5pm on Sunday and Monday. 

The show features a glitzy 1930s Hollywood glamour theme, in which the supremely talented performers show off their thrilling skills to enthralled audiences.


National Children’s Gardening Week Events

Various dates at a number of venues

Half term is National Children’s Gardening Week and a number of garden centres across the Bradford area are joining in the fun. At ACW garden centre on Canal Road, there is a treasure trail and pot plant workshops for kids. 

There is rock painting at Kershaw’s in Brighouse on Thursday 31st, as well as other activities throughout the holiday. 

See, Hear, THINK


National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

The National Science and Media Museum’s scientific centrepiece Wonderlab is the venue for a different kind of treasure hunt. Your kids can download the museum’s Treasure Hunt app and explore the intriguing and exciting exhibits. 

It gives them challenges to complete and they can even play against their friends, adding to the museum experience. The learning and fun don’t have to stop when you go home, though. The app can still keep them busy even when you’re not at the museum. 


Wild Wednesdays

Wednesday 30th May, Bracken Hall, Baildon

If the weather holds, Wild Wednesdays are the perfect opportunity to get outdoors with the kids. The fun starts at 2pm until 4pm and there are a number of nature-based activities to undertake in the open air at the top of Shipley Glen. All the tasks are linked to the time of year and weather, with families exploring the local area and environment. Just drop in and take part!


More Family Activities Near Bradford

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