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Know Before You Go When You Visit Bradford & District

Fall back in love with Bradford and district - All you need to know when visiting and the Covid-19 restrictions begin to lift.

On this page, we will update you with information regarding shops that are reopening in Bradford & district as well as sign post you to useful information.

Please follow local restriction guidance what you can and cannot do

‘Shop local’ Bradford traders are ready to welcome customers back! Traders have been working hard in preparation for the big restart to meet the Covid-19 secure guidance, to ensure you can shop with confidence. Here you will find useful information, adjusting to the new normal.

Stay alert
Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible).
Wash your hands regularly.
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
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Bradford has an impressive history and this is reflected in the striking architecture found throughout the city, take a stroll through Little Germany.  Go shopping, a relaxing way to spend a short break.
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Immerse yourself in the UNESCO Heritage Site Saltaire. After admiring the architecture within the village, take some time out to wander around the luscious greenery of summer trees. Salts Mill is not open at present.

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Getting active outdoors is a great way to staycation, and Ilkley is perfect for walking around the dramatic landscapes of Ilkley Moor. You can also go on a shopping spree for something unique at the independent shops.
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We have a range of excellent hotels in Bradford, we’re hopeful that many Bradford hotels will be able to welcome guests again from 4th July. Check back here for when you’re planning to come and stay overnight, we’ll keep you updated.
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Discover the landscapes which inspired the Brontës.  Peruse the quaint high street of charming indpendents.  Popular visitor attractions The Brontë Parsonage and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway not open at present.
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Pubs, bars and restaurants will start to reopen on 4 July, with the two-metre social distancing rule reduced to one-metre plus.  As more businesses open up, we’ll keep you up-dated about the best places to go.  In the meantime see options for takeaway and delivery.  

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Bradford district is a paradise for walkers and cyclists. Green spaces are a good choice to easily observe social distancing and to get some fresh air.

Bradford Museums and Galleries are beginning to reopen to the public, check here soon for updates and information.  You can still enjoy your favourite attraction from home with virtual tours, videos and more.

Bradford Industrial Museum opens from 14 July - (Tuesday - Friday, 10:00-14:00 and Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 15:00 initially).

Cartwright Hall - 18 August
Cliffe Castle Museum - 25 August
Bolling Hall Museum - 9 September

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford has revealed it will be re-opening its doors this Summer.  From Wednesday, August 19, the museum will be open between 10am and 4pm from Wednesday to Sunday, operating with a ticket-only system for general visits.

Make one of your first post-lockdown days out one to remember with a special steam-hauled journey with the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.  From Wednesday 19 August to Sunday 6 September trains will run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturday and Sundays with return journeys from Oxenhope at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.

Salts Mill complex in Saltaire will re-open on August 14 and its opening hours for the month are as follows: August 14, 15 and 16 - Open > August 21, 22 and 23 - Open > August 29, 29, 30 and 31 - open. Need more info on what’s going on? See RE-OPENING: FAQS

Bradford Theatres are working to ensure re-opening of venues are enjoyable as always, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines to keep you safe.  You can book tickets for shows, from 10 September, Jon Richardson brings his new show The Knitwit to St George's Hall.

Some, but not all public toilets will be open in Bradford district. Ilkley Town Council have reopened the public toilets in the main Ilkley car park, and Riverside with Covid-19 measure in place. Haworth Central Park Toilets, open Tuesday to Sunday 12.00 to 16.00* times may vary.

Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Info Centre remain closed to the public. In the meantime, please feel free to contact the team if you have any information that you think may be of help to others regarding places re-opening in Bradford & district.  Please get in touch bradford.vic@bradford.gov.uk or via @VisitBradford #RediscoverBradford on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

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