Bradford has a flourishing art scene that's filled with hidden gems just waiting to be explored

  • Family

    • The whole family can spend a day at Jungle Kids, which offers almost every outdoor activity under the sun. This jungle-themed play experience offers fun for toddlers (such as a kiddie kart track and ball pool), to action-packed thrills for older kids and adults (with a ball canyon, aerial glide, rope bridges to navigate and tube slides). Children can play safely while parents rest at the on-site cafe and relaxation area.

    • If museums are more your thing, you'll be spoilt for choice as you browse the historic and interactive collections of venues such as the National Media Museum, which features eight floors of traditional and interactive exhibits relating to tv and media.

    • A leisurely walking tour of the city centre lets you enjoy spectacularly-preserved Victorian architecture, while relaxing at one of many cafes that will be found along your walk.

  • Dining & Shopping

    • Bradford boasts two great shopping areas: the Kirkgate Centre and the Forster Square Retail Park near the city centre. Both are home to many popular high street names, as well as many independent stores selling clothing, books and more.

    • The city is also home to Bombay Stores, the UK's largest Asian department store which sells beautiful fabrics, wedding outfits and jewellery.

    • Bradford is home to more than 300 Asian restaurants and has been named the Curry Capital of Britain for the last three years, as well as Michelin-starred restaurants.

    • For something a little easier on the purse strings, visit nearby Shipley and Saltaire for a wider range of cafes, selling international and local cuisine.

  • Did you know?

    • In 2009, Bradford was named by UNESCO as the world's first City of Film, for its contributions to the film industry.

    • Bradford City Park is home to the UK's largest city centre water feature.

    • A relatively new city, Bradford didn't officially become a city until 1897.

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