Things to Do!

Things to do, and places of interest…

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OrienteeringCycling, ‘A Weekend Programme’

On Our Doorstep

Compass work and map making
Orienteering – local coaching available on enquiry.
Geocaching
Country walks – Scout Association Terrain Zero (below 500m) – so a walking permit holder isn’t required. Many paths around Scammonden are wheelchair/pushchair friendly.
Cycling
Historical fieldwork
The centre also offers activities for Scout/Guide and school groups – contact them for details.

2 miles

Lee Hill Riding School and Livery
Country walks (below 500m)
Village study eg Marsden, Stainland, Slaithwaite etc
Historical fieldwork (packhorse trails, churches, canal transport, textile industry)
Standedge Visitor Centre (exhibition and boat trips into the highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in the UK). The centre also offers activities for Scout/Guide and school groups – contact them for details.

5 miles

Country walks (below 500m)
Marsden Moor Estate (National Trust)
Colne Valley Museum of the domestic textile industry
Huddersfield Town Centre (Sports Centre and swimming pool with slides and climbing wall, bowling alley, Greenhead park and narrow gauge railway, Laser Zone, local town centre walks)
Slaithwaite and Marsden (“Where the Heart is”)

Green Withens Watersports centre (Scout and Guide groups only)

10 miles
Challenging walks (some over 500m)
Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine Country)
Halifax including Eureka Museum, fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11. Piece hall historic building currently closed but reopening 2017

Shibden Hall and Country Park Grade II historic house and barn including folk museum, gardens and estate
Castle Hill (Iron Age Fort, easy walking, views over Huddersfield and Victoria Tower open Sundays)

Stirley Community farm – Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Community farm with educational facilities (see website for events and contact for visits)

Rokt Climbing Gym

Paintballing and airsoft centre geared up to cater for young people including Scout groups

15 miles

National Museum of Coal Mining (descend 450ft underground)
Bradford City Centre (Science and Media Museum, ice skating)
Oakwell Hall (16th Century manor house and country park with Bronte connections, orienteering course in the grounds)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Open-air displays of modern and contemporary art)
Haworth (Bronte Parsonage)

Bradford Industrial Museum
Worth Valley Steam Railway
Kirklees Light Railway
Cannon Hall Museum, country park and farm

Huddersfield Observatory offering observing sessions and specialised sessions for Scout and Guide groups

Further Afield

Leeds (Royal Armouries)

Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham are only open to registered Kirklees vehicles but glass recycling is available at the Swan public house, New Hey Road (or see below for other sites)

Little Deer Wood activity centre for young people catering for Duke of Edinburgh Awards and disabled people

York (City walls, York Minster, Cliffords Tower, Shambles, Jorvik Centre Viking museum)

Facilities

Nearest hospital: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary HD3 3EA

Nearest recycling centre: NB Kirklees recycling centres are only open to registered Kirklees vehicles but glass recycling is available at the Swan public house, New Hey Road (or see below for other sites)

To find other local facilities search for HD3 3FT on: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/yourneighbourhood/wheresMyNearest/wheresMyNearest.aspx