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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

You'll be spoilt for choice with the number of restaurants, bars, and cafes that provide outside dining. We've compiled a list of establishments in Bradford and district that include outdoor seating spaces, beer gardens, and rooftops suitable for enjoying an al fresco drink or meal in the sun.

Indoor hospitality venues can reopen from Monday 17 May 2021.  You can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households indoors.

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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.

The gardens and tea-room for takeaway service at East Riddlesden Hall are open Saturday - Wednesday.  We do advise booking to visit on bank holidays and school holidays.

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Short Break

Looking For A Getaway This Year? Don’t Miss Out, Book Today! We have a variety of locations to suit all tastes we also have a fantastic array of places to stay. From luxury serviced apartments and five star log cabins to comfortable B&B’s and cosy cottages.  Choose From A Wide Selection Of Properties. 


You may stay overnight in holiday accomodation in groups of up to 6, or larger groups if everyone present is from 2 households.

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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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 You can stay overnight in a hotel / Bed & Breakfast / campsite and other accommodation.  You may stay overnight in holiday accomodation in groups of up to 6, or larger groups if everyone present is from 2 households


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Bradford offers a tempting mix of tradtional and international culinary delights, whether it's real ale and pub grub or fruity mocktails and fine dining you're looking for, our restaurants, cafes, pubs are sure to get your taste buds tingling. 

How the rules will change on 17 May

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will change on 17 May. However, many restrictions remain in place.

From 17 May:

You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas will be permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
  • People will be able to attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events will be capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
  • Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
  • All holiday accommodation will be open (including hotels and B&Bs). This can be used by groups of up to 6 or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
  • There will no longer be a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. There will be a traffic light system for international travel, and you must follow the rules when returning to England depending on whether you return from a red, amber or green list country.

Bradford & Ilkley Visitor Information Centres are open to the public.  

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