Hebden Hey is situated in the peaceful woodlands of Hardcastle Crags. The opportunities for walking, widegames and exploring are almost endless, however, for those who would like to travel a little further from the centre, here are a few of the commercial attractions.
There are a number of public swimming pools within easy travelling distance of Hebden Hey. it would be best to contact them for opening times and availability for your group.
NOTE: picture above NOT a local pool!
Do you want to go climbing, but would rather have an indoor wall than risk the elements outside? These two local centres can give you advice and have their own quite large climbing walls, from the excellent teaching centre at Mixenden (they also offer water based activities on their reservoir) to the new ROKT commercial centre, which is inside a converted flour mill silo so plenty of height for the keen ones as well as loads to do for beginners.
Mixenden Activity Centre- local authority youth outdoors centre - tel:01422 245006
ROKT - Brighouse tel:01422 893710
Do you fancy something a little different, and at any time of the year too.
These centres vary from a traditional dry ski slope - like skiiing down a hillside of plastic brush bristles. To riding down a grassy hillside on a mountain board - like an off-road skateboard. For the real enthusiasts there is Xscape a little further but with real indoor snow to ski or sledge on.
There are many boats to look at at the Hebden Bridge Marina, next to the Tourist Information Centre, if you fancy a trip in a narrowboat on the canal, here are two of the local companies that can help you:
Eureka: Children Museum, Britain's first and only interactive museum designed especially for children between 3 and 12 years opens up an exciting world of hands-on exploration, where hundreds of larger than life exhibits let you use your senses and imagination to discover so much more about yourself and the world around.
Gibson Mill & Hardcastle Crags: Gibson Mill is a 19th-century cotton mill that sits at the heart of Hardcastle Crags. The Mill has been brought back into use as a facility for visitors and for the local community.
Gibson Mill sits at the heart of Hardcastle Crags, only 1.2km from hebden Hey in the beautiful wooded valley punctuated by the stacks of millstone grit called crags.
Whilst entry to the mill is now free and you can look around the interior on a self-guided tour, there are other activities that can be done there too but may incur a charge - see the Gibson Mill page on our website.
Haworth: Brontë Country is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a diversity of landscape ranging from serene to the wild and dramatic; offering the moody solitude of the moorland hills and Pennines with the rural softness of the Yorkshire Dales.
Not only a pretty town, but good walking around the local moors and the very popular Worth Valley Steam Railway
The National Media Museum is situated right in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film. It exists to promote an appreciation and understanding of media through eight floors of FREE galleries, an extensive collection and research facility, and three cinemas including the UK's first IMAX theatre.
Royal Armouries: The
Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds was opened in 1996 as the new home for the national
collection of arms and armour. Each of five themed galleries covering War, Tournament,
Self-Defence, Hunting and the arms and armour of the Orient offers something to
captivate every visitor - Henry VIII's tournament armour for instance, the replica
Edwardian Gun Room, or a chance to shoot a crossbow. There is an exciting combination
of spectacular displays, dramatic interpretations, live action events, interactive
technology and thrilling exhibitions.
National Coal Mining Museum: Come rain or shine there's just so much to see and do. Why not experience the thrill of a real underground tour or just sit back and relax in our licensed cafe?
Yorkshire County Cricket Club was founded in 1863 and has the most illustrious history of any of the 18 English first-class counties. Yorkshire won the first of its record thirty County Championship titles in 1893 and the last in 2001. Prior to that Yorkshire were Champion County on five occasions and have also won five major domestic one-day trophies.
The Club play their matches at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground in Leeds and also play home games at North Marine Road, Scarborough – the home of the world famous Scarborough Cricket Festival. The Headingley Carnegie ground has staged many memorable international matches down the years.
Jorvik Viking Centre: The
Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England, has now been open over 15 years and seen
11 million visitors travel back in time to the Viking Age.
Groups wanting activities other than those shown here can get advice from the site team by contacting the booking secretaries.