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Children's Activity Centre:Bracken Hall Countryside Centre at Bracken Hall

Museum, free entry

Bracken Hall

Bracken Hall

In light of COVID-19, there may be some disruptions to opening hours; please check with attractions, museums, galleries, libraries, leisure centres, theatres, and accommodation providers before travelling.


Friends of Bracken Hall


Glen Road,
BD17 5EA

Events at this Venue


Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, located on the edge of Baildon Moor, close to Shipley Glen, was established in 1981. Visitors are encouraged to investigate, explore and relate to the local natural history, archaeology, and social history through displays, themed activities and a wildlife garden, and engage and interpret the countryside via a year-round, seasonal programme of guided and self-guided walks, workshops, events and sessions with specialists. The Centre also facilitates highly regarded educational visits for all age groups, and hosts a number of local community groups.

Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesSmoking not allowedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Current opening: pop-up open garden, 11.30am-3pm, on selected days. Open days advertised on BHCC website and Facebook

Future hours TBC: Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm, except for Christmas Day. Guided walks, workshops and special events: as advertised.


Free entry

Admission Free (donations encouraged). Certain special events incur a charge and may require pre-booking


See location of Bracken Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 131390  Lat: 53.84708 Long: -1.80235

By Road:
Leave A6038 at jct public house following B6151 to Baildon. Take 2nd left exit at roundabout (Baildon Village) and follow road for 1.75 miles to Shipley Glen. Turn right at T-junction and centre is 200yds on right.

By Public Transport:
Follow signs for Shipley Glen tramway. Ride up tramway, walk up side of tramway. Follow road, carry on past road junction on to open glen. Centre 200yds up road, on right-hand side.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities