Crisp autumn days offer a variety of adventures. Here are our favourite autumn activities to warm your heart with excitement in the Bradford district. ‘Take a closer Look’ get into the spirit of the season.


  1. Light up those evenings at Van Gogh Alive, buy tickets for Bradford's immersive, multi-sensory experience at Regency Hall this autumn.  Van Gogh's masterpieces come to life in this super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. 
  2. Looking for something exciting to add to your night out at Bradford Theatres, you'll find the best musicals, plays, stand-up comedy, and concerts at St George's Hall and Bradford's Alhambra Theatre.
  3. Hit the dance floor at Bradford's many bars or nightclubs, enjoy live entertainment at Tickles Music Hall, tribute artists from the Nightrain and rock all the night away at the Underground. Whether you're enjoying local beers at the Exchange or a signature cocktail at the Al’s Juke Bar, there's something for everyone here


  1. Camping and stargazing are amazing on a clear night, book a Mongolian Yurt at Upwood Holiday Park. Keep toasty next to the log burner, the perfect season experience if you're looking for something a bit different.
  2. Be spooked by Haunted Haworth Ghost Tours, walk the dark and cobbled streets of the village where the world famous Brontë sisters wrote their ground breaking novels. It's a lot of fun even if you don't believe in ghosts.
  3. Go to the pub and take a seat, perhaps by the open fire at Haworth Old Hall, or a hearty cassoulet at The Hawthorn Haworth, a cosy nook to unwind. Haworth is home to many places to eat, drink and relax.


  1. Discover the must-see movies, experience Ilkley Cinema, on the comfy sofas with a hot chocolate and really spice it up with a shot of gingerbread or caramel, perfect for the autumn season.  Choose from a wide range of drinks to enjoy along with a variety of homemade pizzas and sharing plates, all of which can be delivered directly to your seat or table.
  2. See more plays or laugh your head off at a comedy show at Ilkley Playhouse or Ilkley's King's Hall with a great autumn season. Book something fun in advance to get you through those cold months.
  3. Dine under the stars at Piccolinos in Ilkley, the large roof top terrace provides the perfect autumnal setting for dining out. The autumn menu offers the finest seasonal delights.  Fortunately, in Ilkley, you are spoiled for choice.  Stop here for afternoon tea, brunch, dinner or drinks – many of which are autumn theme.


  1. Get into the groove with The Live Room Saltaire presents the very best live folk, roots and acoustic music– you name it, it’s here!
  2. Enjoy a relaxing evening at ‘Cultures’’, share a feast of cheese and good wine or perhaps Indian tapas and a beer are more your vibe at Don't Tell Titus’, food & drink options Saltaire has it all.
  3. Head down to the Friday night blow out 'Go Bowling' in Shipley. Glow and bowl at the bowling alley with good music and a party atmosphere to brighten up an autumn evening.


  1. November! It's time to grab your hat, scarf and gloves and head to a crackling bonfire at one of Bradford District's professional display to see an abundance of colourful fireworks to celebrate Bonfire Night.
  2. Autumn is the perfect time to learn a new skill or hobby, enjoy an evening of macramé at Tyro (Studios) Shipley, relax for a few hours in a pottery painting workshop at Salt Pots or create woodland lights at The Craft House in Bingley.
  3. Kick off the festive season by attending one the Christmas lights Switch on, see the Bradford and the towns twinkle with live entertainment and find all the Christmas fun right here.

Looking for more inspiration for a night out in the Bradford district this autumn. Check the ‘Things to Do’ section of the website.


St George's Hall
St George's Hall Exterior View

The Victorian built St George's Hall is home to a wide range of entertainment bringing the cream of touring music, comedy and variety to the region.

Alhambra Theatre
Alhambra Theatre Night

Professional theatre providing classic drama, musicals, ballet, opera, pantomime, international dance and West End tours. 1914 Restaurant - A luxurious and sumptuous new dining experience in a brand new purpose built restaurant.

Ilkley Cinema
Roadside view of Ilkley Cinema

Europes Smallest Ultra 4k Digital Single Screen Independent Cinema based in Ilkley,

Ilkley Playhouse
Ilkley Playhouse Exterior

Ilkley Playhouse is dedicated to the presentation of live amateur theatre and other arts activities and welcomes members and visitors to a season of 10 productions per annum, plus many other events over the year.

Kings Hall and Winter Gardens
Kings Hall in Ilkley

The Kings Hall and Winter Gardens is a central venue in the town of Ilkley which comprises of a traditional Victorian theatre and adjacent glass roofed spa hall.

The Live Room, Saltaire
Live Entertainment
Performers At The Live Room

The Live Room is located in Caroline Social Club, Caroline Street in the World Heritage village of Saltaire in West Yorkshire.



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