Healthy Minds, the local mental health organisation have come up with a great selection of free days out in and around Calderdale to keep you occupied this summer and autumn.
Shibden Estate is one of West Yorkshire’s most important heritage sites and is a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon. You can explore Shibden’s beautifully restored grounds, which were commissioned by Anne Lister and influenced by the picturesque landscape movement of the early 19th century.
Godley Lane, Halifax. HX3 6XG
You can get there by bus from Halifax. Bus numbers to look for are: 681, 682, 548, 549, 509, 534, 227, 508, 226.
People’s Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a “Joseph Paxton” Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by Sir Francis Crossley. To the west of the town centre, the 12.5 acre park is in the heart of a conservation area.
People’s Park, King Cross Street, Halifax, HX1 2TS
You can find the park next to the King Cross Arden Road bus stop. Bus numbers to look out for are: 590, 591, 592, 579, 542, 586
Manor Heath Park
The park occupies the site of a Victorian Mansion, which was built in 1852 with splendid views over the valley. It was the home of the famous Halifax carpet maker, John Crossley of John Crossley and sons. Their factory at Dean Clough Mills was half a mile long! The house was knocked down in 1958 after falling into ruin. Where the house was is now the beautiful sunken garden.
Manor Heath Road, Halifax, HX3 0EB
The park is next to Savile Park and is a 15 minute walk from King Cross, Halifax.
Bus numbers to look out for are: 590, 591, 592.
A popular and beautiful Edwardian park, located close to the centre of Burnley and recently restored with support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. There are attractions for all ages and abilities, car parking, toilets and a cafe. Please note that dogs are not permitted in Thompson Park.
Ormerod Road, Burnley BB11 2RU
The park is less than 10 minutes walk from Burnley bus station. You can get to Burnley on the 592 bus
More ideas to keep you occupied from Healthy Minds:
- Lunches Out – Cheap/Free For Kids
- Free Days Out
- Travel Games
- Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt
- Breathing Exercises
- Ideas For Gentle Time In Nature
- Travel Tips