Things To Do: Halifax

About Halifax

Halifax is one of the best connected towns in the north of England. It lies within easy reach of Bradford, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. The nearby M62 motorway stretches across the Pennines from Liverpool to Hull. That makes Halifax a fantastic base for anyone doing business in the area. You can commute to most major northern cities in less than an hour. Halifax is also handy for getting to some gorgeous countryside. Walkers, ramblers and cyclists are spoiled for choice. To north lies the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. To the south, the Peak District National Park. Take your pick. Or take turns!


Halifax offers a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. Whether you are looking for historical sites, cultural venues, natural beauty, or family fun, Halifax has something for you. Here are some of the top things to do in Halifax:

* Explore Shibden Hall, the 15th-century home of Anne Lister, the famous diarist and landowner who inspired the TV series Gentleman Jack

* Visit The Piece Hall, a stunning Georgian building that houses independent shops, cafes, bars, and events in a spacious courtyard

* Learn about the industrial heritage of Halifax at the Calderdale Industrial Museum, where you can see exhibits on textiles, engineering, mining, and more

* Have fun with your kids at Eureka! The National Children's Museum, a hands-on learning centre that features interactive exhibits on science, art, and technology

* Enjoy a show at the Square Chapel Arts Centre, a vibrant venue that hosts performances of theatre, music, comedy, and film in a historic building



Local Attractions

The Piece Hall – Halifax’s centre for independent shops cafes, bars and many live events – More Info

Shibden Hall – Dating back to 1420 Shibden Hall Estate is set in beautifully restored gardens – More Info

Shibden Park – Home to outdoor cinema, shows and events – More Info

Westgate Arcade – Halifax’s stylish shopping and dining hub – More Info

Calderdale Industrial Museum – See the history of the textile industry dating back to 1810 – More Info

Eureka! National Childrens Museum – A unique, fun and interactive experience for all the family! – More Info

Halifax Minster – Dedicated to John The Baptist and given Minster status in 2009 – More Info

Bankfield Museum – A museum since 1887 and grade II listed building – More Info

Ogden Water Country Park & Nature Reserve – Stunning views perfect for picnics, walks and outdoor family activities – More Info

Square Chapel Arts Centre – The best in Film, Theatre, Live Music, Comedy & Family Shows – More Info

Halifax Town Hall – Halifax’s ornate Town Hall designed by Charles Barry in 1863 – More Info

Manor Heath Park – Set amongst a Victorian Mansion with Play Areas, Outdoor Gym, Cafe and Stunning Gardens – More Info

Halifax Borough Market – An exquisite Victorian market with architecture dating back to the 1890’s – More Info

Halifax Central Library – Located on the remains of the old church blended with striking design – More Info

Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre – Take on the slopes, Skiing and Snowboarding – More Info

All Souls Church – Anglican-Catholic church designed by GH Fellows-Prynne – More Info

Apple Tree Farm Alpaca Walks – Located in Hebden Bridge, 15 minutes from Halifax Town Centre – More Info

Galactic Golf – Two 18 hole Adventure Golf Courses with Bar and Diner – More Info

Halifax Golf Club – Stunning moorland golf course on the outskirts of Halifax – More Info

Willow Valley Golf Club – Yorkshire’s largest golfing venue with 4 courses – More Info

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