Our 5 favourite Halifax attractions

If there's one truism throughout British culture, it's that you can't depend on the weather. Luckily, we've put together a mix of our favourite things to do in Halifax, so regardless of the weather, you'll still be able to enjoy your weekends over the summer months. Here are our 5 favourite Halifax attractions.

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The Piece Hall

Originally a cloth hall, this stunning Georgian building is now a vibrant cultural hub in Halifax. This architectural marvel boasts a large, open-air courtyard housing a variety of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. Throughout the year, The Piece Hall hosts numerous events, from live music and art festivals to family-friendly activities. Take a deep dive into it's history with a guided tour, or adopt a more leisurely approach and peruse the local culture and bask in the beautiful surroundings at your own pace. The atmosphere here is lively and welcoming, making it a perfect spot to explore alone, or with family and friends!

Manor Heath and Jungle Experience

Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience offer a delightful escape into nature within Halifax. The park features well-maintained gardens, a children’s playground, and plenty of green space for a picnic. The Jungle Experience, located within the park, houses exotic plants, butterflies, birds, and other small animals. This tropical botanic garden is both a fun and educational experience for nature enthusiasts and families alike. With its combination of serene outdoor spaces and an immersive indoor tropical environment, Manor Heath and Jungle Experience makes for a fantastic day out in Halifax!

Bankfield Museum

Bankfield Museum tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, featuring displays covering local history, art, jewellery, textiles and more. Interactive exhibitions make for an engaging experience and convey local history in a way that's both interesting and informative, and help to keep younger visitors entertained. If you're keen to enrich your local knowledge further, the museum also hosts workshops, lectures, and community events, designed to cultivate a deeper understanding of Wakefield's history. If you're looking for an academic adventure in Halifax, Bankfield Museum is well worth a visit.

Halifax Borough Market

A vibrant, historic market located in the heart of the town, Halifax Borough Market dates back to the 19th century and has been a favourite of locals ever since. The stunning Victorian glass roof is a sight to behold and illuminates the various vendors below, offering anything from fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods, to unique artisan products. This traditional setting fosters a contemporary atmosphere and has become a real social hub for Wakefield residents, harbouring many a coffee and conversation. Full of charm and authenticity, Halifax Borough Market is ideal for a fleeting visit or a prolonged peruse.

Square Chapel Arts Centre

Film buffs or movie newbies, Square Chapel Arts Centre has something for everyone. A cornerstone of Halifax's art scene, this cultural epicentre hosts theatre productions, live music, film screenings, comedy shows, and art exhibitions, catering to a wide range of tastes and backgrounds. Based in a beautifully converted 18th-century chapel, the centre boats historical architecture while promoting a modern and nuanced approach to moving art. A cosy cafe is conveniently located on the campus and the centre also hosts workshops and extra activities, showing it's dedication to keeping the community engaged. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Square Chapel Arts Centre a fantastic place to experience the arts in

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