August Bank Holiday Weekend 2016



Top things to do in Bradford & the district!

Bank Holiday Fun

The UK's last Bank Holiday weekend of the year is almost upon us and if you're looking for fun events and fantastic days out for August Bank Holiday weekend, you've come to the right place as we've highlighted some of the best events.

Explore Bradford's Museums & Galleries this summer and discover the rich history of our district.  

Try Paper Crafting Poppies at Cartwright Hall

Come and learn how to create 3-D flowers & Poppies to commemorate the First World War. Using arange of crafting skills to create your own piece of artwork with the art of paper crafting.

Wild Art Weekends at East Riddlesden Hall

Let your imagination run wild and create your very own artwork using natural materials from the grounds at East Riddlesden on Saturday 27 August.

Last Chance to See: Experience TV Production Tours at the National Media Museum

On 30 August, the much-loved Experience TV gallery will close to make way for our brand new interactive gallery. Don’t miss your last chance to say a fond farewell to Experience TV with a guided tour of all the best bits. 

Ben and Holly Story Time at the Broadway Shopping Centre

The Broadway is being visited by much-loved children's characters Ben and Holly from Ben & Hollys’ Little Kingdom!

Vintage Sundays: Disney Season at the Picturehouse, Bradford

Throughout August and September, Picturehouse at National Media Museum will be screening six of Disney’s best-loved masterpieces, spanning the classic 1940s era through to the 1990s renaissance.

Bingley Summer Fayre

Come rain or shine, you are invited to join the fun at this summer celebration. A celebration where the best of both local and regional food, acclaimed drink producers combine in what is sure to be a highlight event in Bingley’s social calendar. Not only that but you can discover the local music talent on your doorstep, all this with something for all the family from 26th - 28th August.

Ilkley Summer Festival

Ilkley Summer Festival continues this weekend, with Concert on The Grove "Last Night Proms" style entertainment.  Tickets available from Ilkley Visitor Centre.

Burley Summer Festival

Burley's Summer Festival will be back for an eighth year this August, providing around 100 events stretching over 10 days! The festival continues over the bank holiday weekend with music, entertainment and family fun, including the popular Scarecrow Trail around the village.

OUR HOTPICK! Pullman Afternoon Tea at the KWVR

Make a booking on the Pullman, Sunday & Monday August Bank Holiday -Relax in your sumptuous seat as you experience the comfort of luxury travel from the days when, as a passenger in an opulent Pullman Car, you experienced the best that rail travel in Britain could offer. Sit back and enjoy a traditional, English Afternoon Tea – a delicious combination of sandwiches and cakes plus tea and coffee.


Over the August Bank Holiday and every day till the 4th September, Vintage Bus Tours will operate between Oxenhope, Haworth Village and Haworth Station. So travel in style and visit the Keighley Worth Valley Railway & the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Sausage & Cider Festival at Brew Haus, Bradford

Brew Haus presents Sausage and Cider Festival.  Expect a massive selection of ciders from all over the country and local breweries.  Plus Live Music throughout the weekend.

INFEST, Bradford

INFEST is the UK's premier festival of alternative electronic music.  Held over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Bradford University Student's Union.

Ivegate Music Festival, Bradford

THE 1875 presents 'IVEGATE MUSIC FESTIVAL' over the 3 days of the August Bank Holiday weekend.  20+ talented bands and acts! For more information

ROARING Harley Davidsons will arrive in their hundreds for a Bank Holiday Weekend rally in Baildon!  The annual event organised by the Shipley Harley Club brings bikers from all over Britain and abroad for a three day celebration of the iconic American machine.


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