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>> Know Before You Go>> Keep up to date with the guidance for visiting Bradford district. Find out what you can do locally and start to make plans for when restrictions ease.  On this page, we will  sign post you to useful information and share updates regarding accommodation, attractions, shops, restaurants and bars.

Find where it is good to go

The “We’re Good To Go” mark signals that a tourism and hospitality business has adapted their operations in line with respective Government and public health guidance and has a COVID-19 risk assessment in place to aid staff training, social distancing and cleanliness. Check out all tourism and hospitality businesses which have the mark, so you can plan your trip around the UK with confidence. Please Note: There are varying restrictions in place to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Please check the latest government advice before planning a break.

Enjoy Al Fresco Dining

The best al fresco dining experiences are reopening across Bradford & district this April.

Restaurants and pubs can reopen to serve food and alcohol, with seated outdoor table service only. 

The rule of six applies – Six people or two different households can meet outside.

Buon appetito!


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The gardens at East Riddlesden Hall

Take a stroll through the peaceful gardens and experience spring at East Riddlesden Hall.  In the borders, you’ll find a selection of plants which burst into bloom at different times throughout the season – putting on a different show each time you come to visit the garden.

Important notice - The garden, tea-room for takeaway refreshments and toilets are open Saturday - Wednesday. The lower fields and car park are open 7 days a week. Please follow government guidance on travel. You no longer have to book to visit East Riddlesden Hall.

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Short Break

Looking For A Getaway This Year? Don’t Miss Out, Book Today! Choose From A Wide Selection Of Properties.  From 12th April restrictions have eased allowing self-contained accommodation to open for overnight stays for single households. You can stay overnight in a campsite, caravan, or other self-contained accommodation. (This should only be with your household or support bubble.)

You’ll also find lots more inspiration at

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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.

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Walking regularly is one of the easiest ways to improve our mental health, as well as helping us stay active during lockdown and at home.  Find local walks: Social distancing must be maintained.
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The latest announcement from the UK Government states that from April 12th ‘overnight stays away from home in England will be permitted and self-contained accommodation can also reopen.

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Enjoy al fresco eating and drinking in Restaurants and Cafés or choose a takeaway and delivery. Show your support for local businesses while social distancing.  >> Here are a few delicious ideas.

How the rules will change on 12 April

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will change on 12 April. You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021’ (the roadmap out of lockdown) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. You can also read the law that underpins these changes and the ongoing restrictions.
From 12 April:

  • non-essential retail will be able to reopen
  • public buildings such as libraries and community centres will be able to reopen
  • outdoor hospitality venues will be able to reopen, with table service only
  • most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) will be able to reopen
  • some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds will be able to take place
  • indoor leisure and sports facilities will be able to reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
  • self-contained accommodation will be able to open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
  • you should continue to minimise the amount that you travel where possible

Coronavirus remains a serious threat across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do.

Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Information Centres 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 in Bradford & district.

Please get in touch or via @VisitBradford #RediscoverBradford on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Help control the virus -

Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
Cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
Make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
Please download the NHS App, protect your loved ones. Download the App.

Remember - Hands. Face. Space. Fresh Air.

Useful Information:

Travel & Transport : Timetables and Bus & Rail Service Updates

Car Parking : Bradford & District Car Parks

Coronavirus: Latest information and advice