'There's nowt to do', 'I'm bored'. Well here are a few suggestions

Feel free to let me know of any other attractions you think of.

See 'Halifax Attractions of the past' further down this page.

Hardcastle Crags

In my opinion, the Hardcastle Crags is by far the best place to visit in Halifax. For natural beauty this is amongst the best in the whole country. If you have never been, then its time to get your boots on and don't forget your camera. I can confidently say that you will be amazed by its beauty any time of the year.

Visit our Historic Hardcastle Crags page

Shibden Park

On the occassions when we get good weather or snow for sledging, Shibden has to be the place to be. Halifax is blessed to have had this park where many happy memories exist for the past and present locals. I know I have some.

This park has  plenty of activities including a boating lake, pitch and putt golf, miniature railway ride, play area, cafe and facilities centre and some wonderful scenic gardens.

Read the story of Anne Lister (former owner)

There is also the famous 600yr old Shibden Hall and folk museum. Any information you need can be found here

Also visit our Historic Shibden and Stump Cross page

Ogden Water

Circular walks are very popular and gentle on the pocket. There are three excellent circular walks as well as other regular activities. I sometimes like a lap. Its relaxing, fresh and its my version of a marathon nowadays. 

For some more great Halifax walks you should try this link

Also visit our Historic Ogden page

Jungle Experience, Manor Heath and Savile Park

Jungle Experience is a tropical world full of  plants and animals from all over the world. Whilst Savile Park consists of a mass of playing fields with avenues of trees around the outskirts. 

During the winter, several  of the local football and rugby teams hold their fixtures here and can be a pleasure to watch. I played many a football match here for Team Odyssey reserves and rugby sometimes with Old Crossleyans.

 This is also the usual venue for the Halifax Agricultural Show and the occassional circus. Manor Heath Park consists of a childrens park area with a paddling pool. This is the usual venue for Halifax Gala.

Now we all have memories here. Don't we?


Eureka has to be the countriys' best interactive museum for kids. A great day out and the added bonus of kids learning while they play.

Halifax Pool

Halifax Swimming Pool offers a 25 metre swimming pool (just short of competition size) with a teaching pool and diving facilities: 1m Springboard, 3m Springboard and 5m Platform. Also on offer:- Learn to Swim classes, Lifesaving, Diving and Synchronised Swimming lessons.

Here are some links for other nearby attractions well worth visiting.

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Halifax Attractions of the past

Halifax Zoo - see a full report on the towns Zoo and Amusement Park

Sunny Vale (aka Sunny Buncers) -  was a very popular park and entertainment centre at one time

view video

Halifax Roller Skating - This was part of the Zoo complex in Exley

Halifax Racecourse - was where West End golf club is now.

Thrum Hall, once home to rugby, cricket, bowls and greyhound racing


Although this rugby match (link below) took place at Odsal in Bradford, the game goes down in history as the biggest rugby league crowd ever.


Palins - nightclub where some of the best bands of the time played their music (not in very good condition at the moment).

Music Trail - link to the Halifax music trail of yesteryear


Clarence/Roxy/Good Mood Nightclub facebook page


Stock Car racing - this was once held down at Sunny Vale after its days as an entertainment park and lake.


The Shay - Present and previous home of Football, Rugby, Speedway and even ice-skating.


One of the finest moments


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