As warmer weather and the season of Spring is fast approaching, you will be eager to get yourself and your family out of the house. Around Halifax you can find a wide selection of fun and affordable places to visit, explore and eat to keep every day out new and exciting. Fill up your weekends and school holidays with activities that won’t break the bank by checking out these amazing, must-visit things to do in Halifax…

Eureka the National Children’s Museum

For a day packed full of fun that the whole family can enjoy, visit Eureka the National Children’s Museum in Halifax. Explore the interactive and unique zones designed for children aged 0 - 11 years old, that will fill their young minds with an excitement and passion to learn about the world around them. A dedicated team of staff, called Enablers, are on hand to help you make the most of your experience. All you have to do is pay once which will give you access to Eureka for free over the next 12 months. Under 1 is free, ages 1 - 2 costs £6.45, ages 3 + costs £14.95 and ages 15 and older also costs £14.95. Eureka is the perfect place for children to play and explore during holidays, weekends and afternoons!

Shibden Hall

If the weather stays nice and sunny, spend your day In Halifax wandering around the historic Shibden Hall. Surrounding the hall are the restored gardens and stunning estate that makes up Shibden Park, a beautiful location to enjoy a Springs day. Journey through fascinating lives of those who once lived and worked there, then explore the beautiful gardens as well as the variety of other attractions on offer. From their boating lake and miniature railway, to their walking trails and play area, there are plenty of things to do on a fun day out. After a long day of exploring the grounds, stop off in the site’s cafe where you can relax with a nice refreshing drink and maybe something sweet.  

Halifax Borough Market

Halifax Borough Market can be found in the heart of Halifax and is perfect to browse for fresh produce, items from independent sellers and brilliant bargains.  There are a plethora of amazing stalls to explore selling a wide selection of products such as family butchers, fishmongers, bakeries, fashion, accessories and much more. Discounts, bargains and affordable stalls can be found throughout including Discount Corner for all your DIY needs, Whiteley’s Book Exchange where you can buy second hand books and get money back when you exchange for another book, and much more! Spend your day exploring all the stalls and deals to find everything you need. 

Central Library

Stop by Halifax’s new and improved Central Library for a day of browsing books and exploring worlds of science, history, fiction and more. Built into the tower of the olde church, the library is still home to some beautiful architecture including the stunning rose window. Research the local history with an extensive selection of reference books that will allow you to see Halifax from a new perspective. There are also services such as study rooms and internet access if you’re looking for a new location to focus and study for upcoming exams or work projects. Exploring the library is a unique, fun and affordable way to spend the day. 

Bankfield Museum

A budget friendly, affordable place to visit during a fun day out to Halifax is the Bankfield Museum. For free you can explore the local history and more through their rich and diverse collection of artefacts. Displays include the local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world. Temporary Exhibitions can also be found within the museum walls, which currently includes John Holland’s Local Landscapes, The History Wardrobe Collection of Lucy Adlington and A Hat for all Seasons. Even more exciting exhibitions are due to open later in 2023, so there will be plenty for you to discover!

Grab a bite to eat at Seoul Food

Feed your soul with some delicious Korean dishes that are perfect for a lunch to re-energise during a day out, or after a fun day at one of the local attractives If you are craving some Korean flavours, stop by Seoul Food for some authentic, tasty and healthy Korean dishes. From flavoursome mains like  bibimbap, kimchi fried rice, bulgogi and spicy rice cakes, to delicious desserts like crepes, ice creams and bakery goods. Prices for their delicious dishes range from £1.50 up to £12 meaning you can enjoy authentic Korean for less!