Attractions, Tours & Guides
Yorkshire has many attractions which are definitely 'group friendly'. They offer excellent facilities and great discounts for groups. Below are just a few of the top places to visit with your group, many of them also offer guided group tours.
Allow the experienced guides at the National Coal Mining Museum take you round and discover the history of science and mining through interactive galleries, and discover for yourself what life was like.
Enjoy the quirky rare breeds at Ponderosa, Heckmondwike, set in open parkland and home to various animals, including emu, meerkats, water buffalo, skunks and reptiles.
Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre is a great introduction to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, a waterway of startling contrasts, from tranquil countryside to dramatic mills. The canal reopened in 2001 following a 20 year restoration programme and the tunnel is the highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in the country. Enjoy an atmospheric guided boat trip into the tunnel and wonder at the work that went into this major feat of engineering. Special prices are available for pre-booked groups of 15 people and over and the group leader will also get a free boat trip into the tunnel! Special prices are also available on school trips. The adjacent reservoir site offers opportunities for river and pond investigation work. Equipment may be borrowed from Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre, a £20 refundable deposit is charged.
Alternatively, visit Kirklees Light Railway, and enjoy a steam-pulled seven mile round trip from our main station area at Clayton West through the Yorkshire Countryside to our Station at Shelley n West through the Yorkshire Countryside to our Station at Shelley. Clayton West was once the end of the line on the branch, but it now acts as the starting point for the Kirklees Light Railway with a free car park, toilets, café area and much more. To book a group visit to the Kirklees Light Railway, contact Richard Smith on the following number: 01484 865727 or you can email Richard@kirkleeslightrailway.com for further information.
A beautifully natural area bustling with culture, cosmopolitan cities, market towns, restaurants and bars, West Yorkshire offers variety in its countless sites and attractions. Bradford's National Science and Media Museum is one of the cities most popular attractions, with free entry and interactive galleries dedicated to the science and history of radio, TV and film. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte wrote some of the greatest novels in the English language and a classical visit to the Bronte Parsonage Museum will fulfil your passion for literacy.
Home to the Earl and Countess of Harewood, Harewood House is famous for its splendid collection of Chippendale furniture, exquisite Robert Adam interiors and diverse collection of paintings, from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary works. By contrast, Below Stairs you can relive the stories of the servants who worked here, or find out more about HRH Princess Mary, who lived here until 1965. But more than a great stately home Harewood is set in breathtaking landscapes and award winning gardens. With excellent café and shop facilities and generous group discounts and benefits it offers great value for groups.
For more information go to www.harewood.org/groupvisits or call the Group Booking line on 0113 218 1013.
Stroll along the towpaths of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, take a guided walk around the World Heritage Site of Saltaire (a Salts Walk) or spend time exploring the spectacular manor house and grounds at East Riddlesden Hall.
Stylish, compact and value for money, Leeds is a must see destination for the best in Victorian architecture, hidden gems and specatular events and festivals. Visit the Royal Armouries, Britain's national collection of Arms and Armour from the Tower of London. Groups will also enjoy a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield for a chance to enjoy exhibitions, fascinating sculptures and a walk through the gorgeous parkland.
A Guided Tour of the Region
Relax and let a professional tour guide take you on a guided tour of Yorkshire.
Many can accompany your group for full days, speak foreign languages and show you the best places to visit through their local knowledge.