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Head out from Huddersfield train station

Visit this quintessential Yorkshire town by rail, with the train station sitting steps away from its cultural attractions, nightlife and shopping areas. Just half a mile from the station, Greenwood Park offers a wonderful relaxing landscape to help take a load off and enjoy the changing of the seasons in the trees, gardens and lake. Families can take advantage of the play areas for younger children, while there's a skate part for teenagers, and bowling greens and tennis courts for adults. Meanwhile the bandstand regularly hosts musical events, and there are cafes on site if you need cup of tea and a snack.

A unique perspective on Kirklees' light railway

Climb aboard Yorkshire's Great Little Steam Trains for a scenic trip along the 15-inch narrow-gauge railway. You'll travel through the beautiful South Pennine foothills to the Shelley terminus where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views. This is a particular treat for families with the half sized steam engines offering a unique experience for kids, along with playgrounds and bouncy castles at both stops. And of course, the Fat Controller will be there to greet you at Clayton West to make sure everything has gone smoothly.

Boating in Nearby Halifax

Just a 25-minute drive into Halifax you'll find Shibdon Park, where you can rent rowing boats and children's paddle boats throughout the summer. Planning a trip via Huddersfield Train Station? Travelodge Huddersfield Hotel is less than a mile away. Alternatively the minster town of Halifax has Travelodge Halifax Hotel and is only six miles away.