5 of Bradford’s Hidden Gems

New arrivals to Bradford can find some hidden gem’s, if they only look beyond the boundaries of the city centre.

The National Museum of Science and Media is a fantastic space dedicated to the history of science, light and sound technologies and how these impact on our every day lives. It’s free to visit, so needn’t break the budget when you’re looking for something to do on a budget. Also located in within the museum is an IMAX cinema, offering an immersive 3D experience. You can catch the latest blockbuster or enjoy a 45 minute documentary, within just 12 minutes walk of your home at The Green.

Don some ice skates all year round at Bradford Ice Skating arena. If you have a gap in your lectures, make the most of their off peak deal and enjoy a fun day out for just £4.90. The arena also offers ice hockey lessons for the competitors among you, plus speed skating for the adrenalin junkies. It is definitely worthwhile getting yourself down to the arena and giving skating a go.

The Bradford Alhambra is an institution among Yorkshire’s theaters and music venues; A 1500 seater venue offering everything from plays, pantomimes, music concerns, ballet, opera and musicals. There are a range of matinee performances available, to make the most of time off during the week, as well as evening performances. There really is something for everyone andfew theatres offer such a iconic and stunning setting.

Sunbridge Wells is a unique, Victorian themed underground shopping and entertainment complex, located in the heart of Bradford’s historic trading quarter. Check out the striking courtyard, tunnels and enjoy one of the many craft beers available.

If you’re looking for a taste of the great outdoors, Bradford district is the best place to escape and enjoy blue skies and beautiful views. There are lots of cycle tracks and walking paths that cut through the rugged moorland. Want to escape from the stress of the city centre, the moors offer the ideal location to relax and unwind.

By Muli Simpasa