Cheap Things To Do Near Bradford? Anyone?

Hi Guys!

We are hoping to see a very sick relative next week near Bradford and have managed to get 2 nights in a Travelodge for £9 each night. My family member is very ill and hasnt much time left and as we live so far away and havent seen her in ages...we really want to see her and let her know she is being thought of. I am not well myself and it has been very difficult to visit as I dont travel well, but I have to put my health to one side and get up there.

Are there any places to visit whilst we are away that she could come with us? I am in a wheelchair and although she can walk, she doesnt have much energy so it would need easy access. We dont have much money either.

There was a museum which was set in the olden days that I remember reading about and I cant remember the name of it:confused:.....all the staff dressed up and it was a huge place.

We may not even get to go out anywhere but would like some options even if OH can DD out, so she wont get bored.

Any ideas?

Thanks

PP
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  • Hi PP, sorry to hear about your sick relative. I think there should be lots to do in that area, this place is worth a visit for kids
    http://www.eureka.org.uk/Home.htm
    Haworth is a nice place to visit but is not that wheelchair friendly due to steep hills http://www.haworth-village.org.uk/ but there is a steam train http://www.kwvr.co.uk/ that runs from Keighley station and its a nice place to visit and maybe have lunch.

    I hope your visit goes smoothly :)
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  • I know this sounds like a random question but do you knit? If so there is a great wool mill you can visit near Bradford called Coldspring mill http://www.coldspringmill.co.uk/yarn.htm the website isn't up to much but the mill is and very cheap. :)
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  • Thanks ever so much DH!

    I cant use my hands much, so the knitting is out I'm afraid...nevermind.

    I am in hospital again tomorrow. TBH, I really dont feel well enough to go and my OH is having kittens about me going, but I would never forgive myself if I didnt see her before she goes.

    Can you remember the museum thing I am talking about.....I've just clicked...is it called The Hamish....or something like that:confused:

    PP
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  • There's the National Media Museum in Bradford that is wheelchair friendly and has disabled parking. Its got an IMAX Cinema and ordinary cinema and is really excellent. Put National Media Museum into google to see whats on.

    I bet the steam trains are not yet running.

    There's the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, very wheelchair friendly and lots going on.

    I think the place you are trying to remember is at

    http://www.leeds.gov.uk/abbeyhouse/

    Its set out as old fashioned shops and streets.

    Best of luck. :~))

    Nick
  • I found it.....its The Beamish....I am such a doughnut!! Its shut on Fridays anyway...typical!

    Thanks Nick.
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  • Zziggi
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    nickmoul wrote: »
    There's the National Media Museum in Bradford that is wheelchair friendly and has disabled parking. Its got an IMAX Cinema and ordinary cinema and is really excellent. Put National Media Museum into google to see whats on.
    There's the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, very wheelchair friendly and lots going on.

    These are the places i would also recommend. What about the David Hockney place? (not sure what it is called)
  • daveyjp
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    Steam trains run weekends all year round.

    Hockney Gallery is in Salt's Mill, Saltaire - recommended and free - the diner does excellent food.
  • gingerdad
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    You can get more information on stuff to do in and around Bradford here

    Days out in Yorkshire

    or

    here

    https://www.yorkshire.com

    Regards

    GD
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