Spring Bank Holiday & Half Term 2016


Have a Grand Day Out!


Join the dynamic duo and have a great adventure at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.  This fun packed event will let fans of all ages have the opportunity to say hello to their favourite TV characters, and have their photo with Wallace and Gromit as a souvenir of the day.  Children will also be able to take part in other fun activities where they can have their face painted, enjoy various craft activities.

The KWVR is not only a great way to travel but also a great place to sample real ale and 2016 sees the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway launch the new Steam and Ale Trail over the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 28th May until Monday 30th.

Bradford Literature Festival is an annual event celebrating the written word, the event continues over spring bank holiday.  2016 sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of our best-loved children’s authors. To celebrate this most extraordinary success, Q20 Theatre have produced a brand new piece of theatre based on the world of Beatrix Potter and featuring some of her most famous characters.  This interactive show featuring music, dance and audience participation will spark the imagination of all who see it and also features the chance to meet Jemima Puddleduck, Tom Kitten and Mr McGregor in person at City Park, Bradford.

Watch the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Film Screening at City Park's BIG screen. Plus, The magic of Hogwarts is brought to life in a thrilling show from Q20 Theatre, featuring some of your favourite heroes (and villains)! Featuring comedy, excitement and illusions, this show is sure to bring a little magic to any Harry Potter fan’s day.

Saltaire Arts Trail

Saltaire Arts Trail returns Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Offering an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage. There's lots to look forward to: Open Houses and Makers Fair, where visitors can experience Saltaire village opened up to the public through contemporary art and design.

2016 will be the fifth year of Threadfest, the festival of independent art and music to celebrate the city’s underground and hard to find music.  Threadfest 2016 aims to further explore the diverse, collaborative and participatory elements of the underground with a series of events across venues in Bradford this Spring Bank Holiday May 27 - 29th.

Get Animated at the National Media Museum, a range of brilliant activities inspired by the magic of animation. Get involved, learn something new about animation and have fun!

Visit Bradford Museums for an exciting showcase of exhibitions.  Our Hotpick! Beastly Machines at Bradford Industrial Museum a collection of mechanical sculptures by Derbyshire based artist Johnny White.  The work is humorous and interactive and is influenced by current affairs, media stories and plays on words, all portrayed by a host of animals and mythical creatures.

Swimmers can dip their toe in Ilkley Lido for the first time this year as the venue, opens on the 28 May to kick off its summer season.

Wild Art Weekends at East Riddlesden Hall, bring the outside in and create a wild nature crown.  Unleash your creative side and make your very own wild nature crown to take home.

Click here! for fun things to do in Bradford & district on the Spring Bank Holiday.