Summer Family Activities in Huddersfield

Summer is a time for kids to enjoy the great outdoors, bask in the warm sunshine and create lasting memories with friends and family. If you're a parent in the Huddersfield area looking for exciting ways to keep your children engaged during the summer break, take a look at our list of summer activities, that will ensure your kids have a blast while staying active and making the most of the holidays.

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Explore Beautiful Parks and Nature Reserves

Huddersfield has numerous picturesque parks and nature reserves that are perfect for kids to explore and let their imaginations run wild. Greenhead Park, Beaumont Park and Castle Hill are just a few popular destinations where children can indulge in picnics, play on the playgrounds and go on leisurely walks with their families.

Greenhead Park stands out with its paddling pool and on certain days, its enchanting miniature railway. Standard facilities include the tennis court, skate park and play area. Cliffe House also offers weekday access to a woodland adventure playground with tree-top walkways and zip lines, making it a must-visit spot during the school holidays.

Discover History and Culture

Engage your kids in a journey through time by visiting some of Huddersfield's historical and cultural landmarks. The Tolson Museum offers an interactive experience for children, showcasing local history and fascinating artifacts. Take a stroll through the town centre and explore its rich architecture, including Huddersfield Railway Station, a beautifully designed Victorian structure.

Visit Local Farms and Animal Sanctuaries

Take your little ones on an educational trip to local farms and animal sanctuaries. Put on your wellies and head down to Pigs in the Wood, a non-profit sanctuary for pigs and other animals that have been rescued from various situations. You can spend hours stroking the pigs and goats and hearing about their different stories.

Just outside of Huddersfield, there is Cannon Hall farm (a 36-minute drive from Huddersfield centre). It is known for being one of the best farms in the UK, where there are many animals to come and see such as sheep, pigs, cows, and ponies, as well as more exotic species like llamas, alpacas and even their own reptile house!

Another fun yet educational day out is at Yorkshire Wildlife Park! The park is home to over 700 animals, most famously the UK’s only polar bear! There is an abundance of things to do with an indoor and outdoor play area on top of the 70 different species of animals to visit!

Libraries and Reading Programs

Encourage your kids to delve into the magical world of books by taking advantage of the summer reading programs at local libraries. These programs often include storytelling sessions, workshops, and other exciting activities designed to foster a love for reading.

Infla Nation Huddersfield

Inflata Nation Huddersfield is the next generation in family days out and leisure activities. This trampoline park lets children bounce till their hearts content and is a fantastic day out enjoyed by all ages. For certain abilities, they offer Disability Friendly sessions, Grown-Ups only sessions and Inflata Tots sessions. Adults can join in the fun on the arena or have a seat in our Café and watch the kids burn off their energy.

Huddersfield Leisure centre and splash park

When the weather calls for water-based excitement, Huddersfield Leisure Centre Splash Park is the ultimate destination. With numerous waterslides and a water playground, kids can splash and play to their heart's content, ensuring hours of thrilling entertainment, rain or shine.

Huddersfield provides an abundance of enriching and entertaining summer activities for kids of all ages. Whether they're interested in outdoor adventures, creative pursuits, history or animals, there's something to suit every child’s interest and preference. So, gear up for an unforgettable summer filled with joy, learning and exploration in this charming town.

To make sure you make the most of this August we have compiled a short list of events worth putting in the calendar!


24th July – 1st September 10:00am – 4:00pm

  • Nature trail at Cliffe house: Monday to Friday throughout the school holidays, the family nature trail can be booked, offering different activities throughout the week such as archery, pond dipping and bushcraft. There are other onsite activities such as a climbing wall, mountain biking, different woodland activities and loads more (subject to availability.)
3rd August – 2nd September (big events 31stAugust – 2nd September) 11:00am – 3:00pm

  • Interplanetary space workshop: Maker world is hosting a series of workshops in which children can create their own intergalactic space jungle which also features the celestial sound cloud. The workshops will see children of all ages add their special creations to a spectacular installation that will transform an empty shop in the Piazza Centre. In addition, the Big Event week offers drumming, music and dance workshops. There are 12 sessions to get involved throughout summer!
9th August / 30th August – 11:00am – 1:00pm

  • Arts and craft workshop at the Tolson Museum: Stimulate your child's creativity and artistic flair by enrolling them in this workshop at the Tolson Museum! Children can create different masterpieces from a range of recycled materials. Classes are recommended for children between the ages of 3 – 12 and cost £3.50 a class, therefore is both affordable and sustainable way to pass the morning.
24th July – 22nd August

  • Free drop-in activities at Tolson Museum: these activities include yoga classes, craft clubs, children’s sports clubs, offering something for everyone! Keep an eye out at the Tolson Museum Facebook page to keep up to date with these events.

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