Things to Do/Places to Visit in West Yorkshire
Children will love the Eureka Museum in Halifax, a very hands on experience and Britain's first discovery centre for children. All the family will enjoy the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford with its giant Imax screen. It is the most visited museum outside of London and has won Visitor attraction of the Year awards.
For a totally different sporting experience you could go to Halifax to England's first Mountain Boarding Centre or try Orienteering in Calderdale round 5 permanent courses, a 'treasure hunt with attitude'.
At Bingley you will find the famous grade one listed 5 rise locks on the Leeds Liverpool canal where you can pick up a boat trip. You can also do this in Shipley, when you visit Salts Mill - a world heritage site.
The National Coal Mining Museum at Wakefield offers you the fascinating experience of going down a real coal mine.
Other film and TV locations include 'Where the Heart is' - Slaithwaite and Marsden, 'Brassed Off' with Ewan McGregor which was filmed partly in Halifax and partly in the village of Esholt, which for many years was also home to ITV's Emmerdale. 'Band of Gold' was filmed in Bradford.