Free things to do in Yorkshire this Bank Holiday weekend

With the kids off school, you don’t need to spend a penny at these Yorkshire landmarks and events.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 2:33 pm
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From a visiting a park to galleries and a trip to the National Railway Museum, we take a look at ten free things to do in Yorkshire this Bank Holiday Weekend.

This weekly pub quiz offers participants a free hearty supper and also a gallon of Ossett Brewery ale for winners.
This free entry event is in its 17th year and offers a great day out for all of the family in Sheffield's Norfolk Heritage Park. From 10.30am-5pm visitors can enjoy activities and events such as: The RSPCA Fun Dog Show, Maypole Workshop and the new National Emergency Services Museums Vintage Village.
Enjoy fun for all the family with the only listed race of the season, plus balloon modelling, bouncy castles and a barrel train ride for kids.

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Pack a picnic (weather permitting) and enjoy an afternoon out at Roundhay Parks 700 acres - perfect for exploring with the kids.
Halifaxs Piece Hall was once an old cloth hall, which was transformed in 2017 into a gallery and museum with shops and restaurants, and offers a great free day out.
Train and history fans will love a trip to the free to enter National Railway Museum, which has over 300 locomotives on show along with vintage posters and memorabilia.
Find out about the history of film, television and photography at Bradfords National Science & Media Museum, which has an abundance of free things to do - from galleries and exhibitions that explore media.
The art deco headquarters of the former Tetley free to visit with many free exhibitions plus a shop and bar and kitchen, and is a perfect way to while away a rainy afternoon.
Get back to nature at the Harrogate Valley Gardens with its colourful seasonal flower displays, skate park, children's playground, and Art Deco pavilion.
One of the most complete Cistercian monasteries in Britain, Kirkstall Abbey is a free to visit landmark. After marvelling at the architecture of the abbey, a stroll around the tree-filled parkland on the banks of the River Aire is a must.