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Explore and shop at Salts Mill

Start exploring Shipley, a town on the River Aire in West Yorkshire, and you’ll soon see the skyline is dotted with striking mills, dating back to the industrial revolution. The most famous of these is Salts Mill, just down the road in Saltaire, which has been transformed into a gallery complete with great places to eat, drink and shop. One of the highlights of the Salts Mill is the huge collections of works by the legendary David Hockney. There are also ‘People and Process’ and ‘Saltaire History’ exhibitions that will teach you all about the town’s history and heritage.

Get hands on at the Science and Media Museum

Kids will love exploring the interactive galleries at the free National Science and Media Museum in Bradford where you can learn all about photography, film and TV, as well as how light and sound technologies impact our lives. Why not take in a film at the IMAX cinema while you’re there?

Take a trip on the tram

The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is found right by Roberts Park, and is a perfect activity for any family. When you get on the tram, you’ll see a board of pictures from the tram’s early years. And for a sweet end to your day, the final stop on the tramway has an old fashioned sweet shop very close. Make sure you have some change! Looking for a cheap hotel Near Shipley? Our Travelodge Bradford Central Hotel is just a couple of miles away from lovely Shipley.