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Get ready for a blooming March in the Bradford district. Start planning your March activities because the month will be jam-packed with fun things to do. With Mother's Day, Easter and English Tourism Week all happening in the same month, there's even more reason to be excited! Here are a few of the highlights:

Join a weekend of unapologetically bold, joyous and thought-provoking fun at the second half of the Right Queer, Right Now festival at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford on 1st-3rd March. Enjoy incredible contemporary queer arts and culture from both local and national talent.

The WOW Weekend Takeover comes to Bradford and Keighley on 2nd-3rd March full of great activities including crafts, poetry and massage for all ages to join to celebrate women and non-binary people. You’ll also find events happening across the district all month in support of International Women’s Day.

See the striking art of Dudley Edwards when his new exhibition ‘Beauty’ comes to Ilkley Manor House from 2nd March-28th April. His acclaimed works have appeared on buildings, cars and the homes of celebrities across the world including Paul McCartney’s Magic Piano.

Follow the History Detectives Trail at NT East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley. It will lead you to seven activities around the house from reassembling the rose window to designing plasterwork, to discover the evidence left behind by its many past residents.

The Yorkshire Games Festival returns from 7th-10th March at the Jubilee Centre and The Broadway shopping centre in Bradford. You can expect dozens of new games to play, activities to join and special guests who will discuss careers in the gaming industry and how you can get involved.

Explore Shipley Glen and Airedale with Malcolm Gardener on a 9-mile guided walk on Wednesday, 13th March from Shipley Glen. This walk is great for experienced walkers and will take in many of the incredible sights in the area as you explore the River Aire and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

Board the spectacular trains of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for the annual Steam Gala from 21st-24th March. The home fleet will be accompanied by a selection of visiting locomotives for the four-day event to carry you across Brontë Country in style.

Hop into the Easter spirit with an egg-citing lineup of activities from 22nd March to 7th April during the half-term break. Join in on the Easter egg hunts, enjoy entertaining family shows and explore a variety of engaging activities and trails just for kids.

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of one of the most iconic sites of the UK’s canal network – the Five Rise Locks in Bingley. On Saturday, 23rd March the area around the historic locks will be packed with activities, workshops and demonstrations with plenty of fun for the whole family.

Tour the wonderful Morris-stained glass windows at Bradford Cathedral in honour of his 190th anniversary on Saturday, 23rd March. Book your place on the tour now, which also includes a discussion of any of the Cathedral’s other magnificent windows.

Head down to the district’s theatres and music houses for an amazing range of shows this month. The Studio Theatre is putting on a new production of Romeo and Juliet while Panto returns to the Bradford Playhouse with Cinderella. Follow the clues in Sleuth at the Alhambra Theatre and then head down the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard of Oz. Make sure not to miss The It taking over the Ilkley Playhouse.

On the music front get ready to groove as the Sunbirds bring their latest songs to the Underground in Bradford and the classic tunes of the Beatles are played by candlelight at Bradford Cathedral. St George’s Hall will transport you back in time with all the hits of the 80s  and the Great Victoria Hotel invites you to a sensational tribute to Robbie Williams. Henry Bard plays old English songs at NT East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley and catch Plumhall at the Topic Folk Club in Shipley.

Enjoy your time in Bradford district, and don’t forget to tag @visitbradford #VisitBradford in your photos.

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